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Henk
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 03:44 AM UTC
Mike Taylor''s M10 from Academy with Legends turret has been added to the On Display Gallery.



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
AlanL
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 04:08 AM UTC
Hi Mike,

Very nice work, A10 looks good. I built the Acvhillies but it somehow just doesn't look finished. I shall have to re-visit it sometime.

Thanks for the pics, nice to see it well loaded down, you're a man after my own heart.

Al
ericadeane
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 05:01 AM UTC
I like it. Good clutter feel. Two things that might use improvement are

1) the right rear roadwheel arm is slightly skewed upwards. Maybe glue it again but with both wheels horizontal?
2) look at your references at how an M10's drivers' hatches looked like when open. They splayed differently than how you've presented yours.

Hope these help
modelguy2
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 05:43 AM UTC
I'd noticed the hatch angle on my other m10 chassis builds I think it's a problem with the kit's angles and dangles. having said that I may re-visit them one day but they're not at the top of my list at the moment As for the right rear-it sets with the left side showing so don't tell my wife and I think I can get away with it!

Mike
russamotto
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 07:19 AM UTC
That's a really nice build. You have a good looking collection of stowage on board. Are those the kit tracks?
modelguy2
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 08:01 AM UTC
The tracks are Dragon indi links.

Mike
paulchatfield
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 10:23 AM UTC
Hi Mike
Love your M10, she's a beauty that's for sure. I have this kit in my stash and may have to drag it out. If there's one thing i like it's properly tied down stowage and you really hit the button on that one mate.
Great work

Paul
modelguy2
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 11:22 AM UTC
Fixed the hatches anyway just for Roy
ericadeane
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 11:58 AM UTC
Aww... ya shouldn't have.. LOL It looks nice
modelguy2
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 12:58 PM UTC
They's been bugging me anyway Roy-when I thought about it. Now the hinges aren't in their support like they should be though. I did look at other builds on some sites and most do fit wrong. Others have corrected it and the smart ones just left them shut!

Mike
Kaz
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2009 - 09:32 AM UTC
Nice recovery with the turret issue , very quick build , it takes me that long just to clear enough room on the workbench.
padawan_82
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2009 - 09:41 AM UTC
nice M-10 their mike makes me want to get back on to my M-10 duckbill but i'm holding out to get some AM PE set for it do you know if Aber of Eduard do a set for it cheers. Ant
modelguy2
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2009 - 03:01 PM UTC
Eduard's set
padawan_82
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2009 - 04:13 PM UTC
sweet might invest in that come next payday... thanx Mike. Ant
bizzychicken
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 09:32 AM UTC
Lovethe little Tank destroyer. 1 Always had a soft spot for her .Has she really did have a shot spot . No turret lid. Nice model really like her The storage looks ace Lots of it but not over done. Cheers for showing her to us,thanks Geraint