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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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1/6th scale M10 Tank Destroyer France 1944
armourguy
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: March 12, 2008
KitMaker: 458 posts
Armorama: 365 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 01:22 PM UTC
Hello everyone I have just completed another 1/6th scale M10 tank Destroyer. The model is built with a full fighting compartment interior. More images of the models can be seen on the following websites. http://www.eastcoastarmory.com/palooka.htm http://www.eastcoastarmory.com/palooka_archive.htm .











































Thanks John
210cav
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Virginia, United States
Joined: February 05, 2002
KitMaker: 6,132 posts
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 01:25 PM UTC
John-- fantastic work! I love that M-10 and you did a marvelous job.
Great work.
DJ
mulligan
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: June 14, 2007
KitMaker: 54 posts
Armorama: 51 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 10:46 PM UTC
John, Love your work on these, Awesome. thats a lot tank to detail. looks great.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers Ross
tomapaul
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Bucuresti, Romania
Joined: September 17, 2007
KitMaker: 425 posts
Armorama: 304 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 10:55 PM UTC
SUBthisismindblowingLIMINAL message!!!!!!!!
gothicgeek
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England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 22, 2008
KitMaker: 1,042 posts
Armorama: 65 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 11:00 PM UTC
your mad!

also clever talented and a great modeler

but madder than hats on frogs


lol

just amazin

mark
sgtreef
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: March 01, 2002
KitMaker: 6,024 posts
Armorama: 4,344 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 11:18 PM UTC
Dude those are Friggen Sweet Buddy.

A kit in plastic I bet would sell if it did not cost as much as a small car,like some in Europe go for.

A great job and an Envious M-10 Person here.
armourguy
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: March 12, 2008
KitMaker: 458 posts
Armorama: 365 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 03:27 AM UTC
Thanks Guys, The model started out as a Roto molded Plastic Hull and turret from Battle Ground vehicles. The "Kit" supplies you with a basic detailed Hull, and Turret. The Roto molded models are more affordable than the other 1/6th kits on the market. All of the tanks molded in details were grinded away and needed to be replaced with scratch built parts. The tank's interior is also scratch built. When I built my first M10 I reproduced all of the interior and exterior components in Resin and offer them as aftermarket Kits on my website to other people who would like to upgrade their BG M10's or Shermans.

The Basic kit can be found on the folowing website
http://www.plasticpanzers.8k.com/photo_4.html

Here are some Construction images, I have more Pictures on the folowing link. http://www.eastcoastarmory.com/palooka_archive.htm

In this Image the hull in the forground is un altered and is how the model arives. The Hull in the background has had it's molded in details ground away


In This Image you can see some more of the cutting that needed to be done.





In this image I have reconstructed the tanks Hull, front armored plate, rear fire wall and resculptured front transmission cover. I have also removed the turret's rear wall with the molded in counter weights, and replaced it with a new wall.







Here are some of My resin Interior components

1. Transmission



2. Drive shaft shroud



3. SCR 508 Radio



4. Instrument Panel



5. Escape Hatch



Turret Interior







Model Ready for paint









Models in Red Primer







Models in Base Coat





Thanks John
marsiascout
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: March 24, 2008
KitMaker: 1,247 posts
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 05:30 AM UTC
HUGEE!!!!!!

Lars