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AFV M-10 Wolverine (#AF 35S07)
Sabot
Joined: December 18, 2001
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2002 - 11:04 AM UTC
You guys are going to kill me, I just won this kit at my IPMS raffle ($1). Anyone build it yet? Looks to be the "limited" set which includes a resin Cullin Hedgerow cutter (sticker says limited to 6,000). Nice kit includes an aluminum barrel, redesigned turret and detailed interior.

Had a choice between many flying thingies, cars, floatie thingies, an Alan Pz III Ausf. C, DML Firefly, new Tamiya M4A3 (I told a young modeler who also won a pick to take it, it was the easiest kit up there), Skybow 3/4 ton Carrier and several others. I snatched the AFV right away. My luck's holding up! :-)
Tin_Can
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Joined: January 26, 2002
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2002 - 12:14 PM UTC
Rob, you should buy a lottery ticket.
Sabot
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2002 - 09:56 PM UTC
I prefer to use my powers for good, not evil...
Bluefalcon47
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2002 - 11:10 PM UTC
Rob,

the grand prize would buy a LOT of models though....
TreadHead
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Joined: January 12, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2002 - 01:42 AM UTC
Rob, first, congrats on another win..(big sigh). My first thought is to get jealous of your good fortune, but something I must say 'for the record'. After looking at your tatoo (service career),
I feel that as much as you've served our country,and the devotion to duty it must have demanded on a daily basis, I think you're a perfect candidate for all the good fortune you can handle Sir. :-)

Tread.
210cav
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Joined: February 05, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2002 - 03:28 AM UTC
Shirley--you did it again! Congrats.
DJ
GunTruck
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2002 - 03:39 AM UTC
Congrats Rob! I've finished the AFV Club M10 - it is the same kit as you have, with some minor detailing differences for the British variant. All-in-all, a very nice kit. Captures the look and feel of the M10 better than the Academy release - side-by-side, the Academy kit is noticably smaller than the AFV Club kit - a flip-flop of the comparison between their M18 Hell Cat kits.

Gunnie
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2002 - 06:45 AM UTC
I have the Academy M-18, I got a good deal from someone on RMS, I believe. The M-10 looks nice, did you get the AFV PE for it? Aluminum barrel is a plus, especially since it comes with spring for recoil action. Comes with 6 decal options, 5 US, 1 GB, of course since it comes with a hedgerow cutter, I'll do it in Normandy era/unit markings. There's also an optional armored cover for the turret, anyone know when this came into use on the M10?
GunTruck
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2002 - 08:24 AM UTC

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I have the Academy M-18, I got a good deal from someone on RMS, I believe. The M-10 looks nice, did you get the AFV PE for it? Aluminum barrel is a plus, especially since it comes with spring for recoil action. Comes with 6 decal options, 5 US, 1 GB, of course since it comes with a hedgerow cutter, I'll do it in Normandy era/unit markings. There's also an optional armored cover for the turret, anyone know when this came into use on the M10?



Yes, I used the AFV Club PE on this kit. It was the only detail set I bought for it. The armored cover was a field expedient added late in the war. It wasn't a factory produced item. The AFV Club part looks like the field modification introduced by the 7th US Army's 536th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company in early 1945. There's a picture of it in Squadron Signals' US Tank Destroyers in Action on page 14.

Gunnie