1/48 Tamiya U.S. Tank Destroyer M10

Gallery Article by Alan Williamson on Jan 4 2012

Kit: 
Tamiya 1/48 U.S. Tank Destroyer M10

Construction:
I ordered this kit from Calum along with some other Tamiya Armour kits I prefer aircraft kits over armour but Tamiya had produced a few great miniature armour kits so I have had Calum order me in some. The kit went together quite easy however you will need super glue as for most ofTamiya armour kits come with die cast chassis. The rest of the kit requireds normal hobby glue and was a joy to build. The kits are quite detailed like one would expect from Tamiya.

 

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Painting: 
The tank was Painted in Model Master olive drab ANA613. I then dry brushed silver over the kit and then placed thedecals on much like I do with my aircraft kits, with the gloss and matt paint airbrushed over the kit. I added the Tamiya Weathering Master set A and B to try and give the tank a worn and battled look.

Finish:
With the tank painted I glued on the sacks, jerry cans and machine gun. Tamiya include three choses of M10 tanks from different parts of the European theatre. I decided to represent the M10 Tank from 703rd Tank Destroyer Bn.,3rd Armoured Division, Normandy, July 1944.

Tanks
Calum for gettinga hold of some great kits for me drop Calum a line at gib@gibstuff.net from anywhere in Australia for a list of what's on offer.

Steve Bamford for opening he new ARC Armour site for us to display our armour models. 

Alan Williamson

      

Photos and text by Alan Williamson