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A.F.V Club Mk.11c 'Achiles' winter dio. Options
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#1 Posted : 15 September 2019 16:16:40

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BigGrin Hi all

Going to do this winter dio I have been planing for a while first off is the kit the AFV Club Achilles tank destroyer because of there thin armour they would use stealth often laying in wait behind cover for the German counter attack with tanks so they could pick them off one by one. The dio will be of a Achilles lying in wait using a house and wall with gate as cover with a winter theme.

A little bit of history on the Achilles when the tanks arrived from the US the tanks were fitted with the standard US anti-tank gun but there was a problem with this gun a shortage of available shells. The British had quite a few 17 pounder anti-tank guns available and a plentiful supply of shells for that gun. So after the upgrade all Britsh M10's were called Wolverines first and after the changes made to the turret to accommodate the 17 pounder 'Achilles'.

The kit is to AFV's usual standard and in green styrene and includes a turned metal gun barrel. The tracks provided with the kit are the wrong type so the Bronco working tracks were obtained to replace them. I also got the latest book on the M10. Other extras are the Eduard etch set, legend stowage set, crew set, miniart dio set,paint sets and finally the Krycell snow system.

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#2 Posted : 15 September 2019 20:57:34

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Nice kit Andy, looking forward to following this.Cool

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#3 Posted : 15 September 2019 22:17:43

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As per usual Andy, I'll be following your progress on this one..... Good luck with the build....Drool Drool

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#4 Posted : 16 September 2019 09:53:38

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Hi looks interesting and will be following your build,cheers mick.BigGrin
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#5 Posted : 16 September 2019 10:14:39

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BigGrin Thanks for looking in and your comments every one update shortly. Cool
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#6 Posted : 18 September 2019 21:39:24

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BigGrin We start with the internals, the kit provides the seats,radios,instrument panel, transmission and transfer boxes but no steering controls or emergency hatch. The etch set has rectified this and then the front area where the driver/radio man sits was painted white the exposed rear open turret area was then painted green base.

The weathering has been started but not finished still a bit to do here. More soon.

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#7 Posted : 19 September 2019 08:45:24

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Looking good Andy, off to a great start.....Cool Cool

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#8 Posted : 19 September 2019 12:27:00

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Nice kit and nice start ... I will for sure follow your progress here BigGrin
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#9 Posted : 19 September 2019 20:14:29

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Nice start Andy, will be watching with interest.Love

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#10 Posted : 20 September 2019 08:46:55

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BigGrin Thanks for looking in and your comments every one Cool
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#11 Posted : 22 September 2019 18:42:07

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BigGrin The internal weathering is finished now all there is to add are the shells the kit only supplies enough to fit out the turret and the ones provided in the resin set are the US type. A.F.V do a brass shell set for this kit that should provide enough to fill the racks above the wheels.

The lower body also has had various components fitted along with the main wheels. The upper body of the tank has had various parts attached and is now at the painting stage. The turret and main gun assemblies are complete and ready for some paint.

Made a start on the baggage set and have removed all the casting blocks and is now ready for paint.

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#12 Posted : 22 September 2019 22:09:25

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Looks great Andy, excellent progress being made....Cool Cool

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BigGrin Thanks for looking in and your comments AlanCool
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Looking very good Andy, looks like you’ll have fun painting the baggage set.Love

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BigGrin The shell set arrived very quickly from Taiwan in only 6 days so the inside can now get finished off and the top buttoned down. Drool Drool Cool
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#17 Posted : 27 September 2019 22:02:35

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Shell set looks fab Andy, very nice enhancement ….. Drool Drool

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#18 Posted : 28 September 2019 19:47:46

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Hi coming along well Andy like the weathering, look forward to more cheers mick.BigGrin
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