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Academy: M10 USSR
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 07:46 AM UTC

Cody Kwok Continues to use his dizzying speed build reviews with the Academy M10 USSR (Lend-Lease) 1/35th scale.

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California, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 10:44 AM UTC
Thanks for the review! I agree with you that it may be a strange choice for Academy to box but at the very least it does give Shermaholics another option. While it may not be a pure Sherman at least it is a close cousin!!

Thanks again, I know how much commitment reviews can take at times.

Rick Cooper
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Joined: May 21, 2018
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 05:11 PM UTC
You're very welcome, I enjoy the build review process and I hope builders may find them useful. Academy's M10 seems to have gone under the radar as they've messed up the turret in the first versions and a lot of people don't know they've improved it.

I'm trying to finish painting the kit for a feature, in the process I realized the box art was already trying to pose the master box figures with their original pose. It works pretty well, perhaps with minor modifications to a couple of arms to make poses more natural.
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 11:39 PM UTC
I agree with Rick, thanks for the review. I had picked up the kit a bit ago and not started yet. I grabbed the Def set for the M10 as it was cheap for the barrel.


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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 05:06 AM UTC
I've always enjoyed building Academy kits seeing them as great value for the product and while I agree that they aren't Tamiya-like in terms of perfect parts fit I've become adept enough to manage in spite of that and the extra level of detail is a nice compromise. I rather like that more "Lend-Lease" gear is seeing the light of day as it shows part of history that many simply know next to nothing about. The Russian public, for example, aren't told about this crucial program in their school texts or history books and revealing it, if only through such kits, remedies that deliberate oversight on the part of the Russian Government.
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Alabama, United States
Joined: May 21, 2018
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC
The DEF set looks like a great value. Normally I don't care much for metal barrels, but I didn't mention this kit has not just the halves to deal with, but the muzzle is a separate piece. I thought it was supposed to be that way, but I was wrong.
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 03:33 AM UTC
I like the kit. I always find it interesting to do U.S. lend-lease vehicles in Soviet service. Allows for some variety in the display case. Thanks for a great review.