Monday, November 22, 2004

A little More Progress

Not much to report on the M-10 front. I was able to salvage most of the turret with you judicious bending, and multiple tenex applications. Only the upper rear turret plates had to be fabricated from sheet stock. That's about all I've had time to do. The rest of my free time has been devoted to getting the train set up before my nephews show up for thanksgiving.

Monday, November 15, 2004

@#!$&*! Turret

I haven't been able to get too much done on the M-10. While dry fitting the turret, I discovered almost every part is warped! This has made assembly a royal pain in the arse to be sure. I'm disgusted, and will probably end up building the upper turret with sheet styrene. To top it off, I had to have a root canal this afternoon. It wasn't as bad as I feared, but I'm not a happy camper.

Fortunately, much of my time this weekend has been devoted to a more productive activity, this annual Christmas train layout, that has grown to gigantic proportions (17' x 5').

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Slow Progress

Well it's been a few days since I posted anything. I've been busy at work and home, and haven't had as much time as I would like to work on the M-10. All I've had time to do is shoot a coat of white on the interior, and paint the ammo canisters. Hopefully with the holiday weekend I'll have enough time to squeeze out a few hours modeling.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

A little more progress.

I'm still working on the interior of the M-10. Most of this detail won't be visible when the top of the hull is on. I replaced the stock radio with a smaller unit I scratch built, and I've added various other details with sheet plastic. There's still a little more photo-etch to add. I'm replacing the kits stock ammo tubes with one made of stock tubing.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

If you don't vote, don't complain about it!

I'll admit it, I'm something of a political junky, but I can't wait for this election to be over. I'm sick and tired of hearing about it all the time. So since this is a modeling blog, all I'm going to say is that if you don't vote, don't complain about afterwards!

Now that I'm off my soapbox, a brief modeling update. I've been working on the interior of the M-10 (pictures soon to follow). I've discovered that the radio supplied with the kit is the wrong type for an M-10. I'm debating on whether to replace it or not. I've also added various bits of plastic and wire to detail it out. You really won't be able to see to much interior hull detail, but I guess I'll know that it's there. I'll probably devote more time to detailing the turret, since its open and easier to see.