Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Back to work

I wasn't able to devote too much time to the M-10 over the past few weeks, but with the Holidays mostly over I plan to get back to some modeling. One of the things I've been playing with is Apoxie Sculpt. They make a fine grained epoxie putty, that was mentioned by Steve Zaloga, in "Modeling US Tank Destoyers." I saw it in the vender room at the AMPS show last year, but the vender sold out of it before I had a chance to buy any. This stuff is great, and it's cheeper than miliput. It rolls out nicely, with a little talcum powder, so my M-10 will be festooned with tarps and baggage. Well just as soon as I've had a little more practice, right now all my tarps look too neat, and very unlike typical WW2 military storage.

Well that's all for now, more soon to follow

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Baby Steps

I was able to do a little more work today. I glued 36 plastic lugs to the hull and turret (There will be 40 once I glue the grouser racks to the hull). Now I just have to use some Mr. Surfacer to create weld beads, and glue a small spacer, washer and bolt to each one. I hate AMS.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Just a quick update

I've been plugging away on the warped turret when I've had the time. I sanded off most of the molded on detail, now I have to add all those tie downs, and add-on armor lugs! I plan on trying out Cast-A-Coat on the manlet and counterweights.