a small list of sets intended to update the M10 kits from Academy
or AFV Club. The list is probably not 100% complete, nor is it the
gospel on aftermarket sets. I've tried to incorporate as many items
as possible, but you'll have to take into account that sets can be
withdrawn from the manufacturers' product lists, and other sets and
released to the public. This list is not intended as a full blown
reviews, but as a guide to help modelers find their way in the available
AB35151 US Tank Destroyer M-10 Basic Set
AB35152 US Tank Destroyer M-10 Interior Set
AB35153 US Tank Destroyer M-10 Fenders Set
Three sets of photo etched (PE) brass from this Polish manufacturer.
I haven't had the chance to see them yet, but judging from their
M4 PE set, etching will probably very clean. Parts may be a bit
fiddly, and sometimes over the top in terms of construction, but
the details is excellent. The sets are not intended specifically
for the Academy kit nor the AFV Club kit, but more as a generic
AFV35018 U.S.Army 76mm & 3 Inch Tank Ammunition (for M4A1-M10-M18)
In spite of what the label, this set of turned brass ammunition
is NOT 3 inch ammo for the M10; the casing is not
"shouldered" near the opening for the projectile.
AFV Club also has several track sets in its range. These include
single link and vinyl band type. The vinyl bands are quite good,
with reasonably sharp and accurate detail for the medium. The single
link type assembles in the same fashion as most kits; separate links
and end connectors. There are pin marks to be cleaned from the track
pads, but since these are raised, it's doable. Track types include
T51, T48 and T49.
AR 35003: M10 Tank Destroyer Markings
Set of dry tranfers for several vehicles. Includes vehicles from
the ETO and MTO. Check http://www.archertransfers.com/AR35103.html
to take a look at the sheet.
BD35040 3 Inch (76.2mm) Gun M7 (M10/M10A1) (Academy)
Turned aluminum barrel for the Academy kit.
BL35064K US TD M10 Late Stowage
Set of resin stowage, intended for the later 'duckbill' M10. Four
large castings, with one incorporating a field mounted rack for
the rear engine deck. Some trimming might be needed to fit the bits
on the earlier turret. Detail is excellent and it's an eay way to
dress up your model, as with all the other stowage sets.
EDU35665 M-10 Duckbill Interior (Academy)
Although intended for the duckbill version, most parts should be
applicable for the earlier kit as well. Some turret parts might
need tweaking. Eduard also has an exterior set for the M10, as well
for the duckbill version. Sets for AFV Club are also available,
though I don't have catalogue numbers as of yet.
LF1009 M10 Late Version Turret (for AFV Club kit)
LF1008 M10 Early Version Turret (for AFV Club kit)
LF1007 M10 Interior Set (for AFV Club kit)
LF1005 M10 Update Set (includes crew, for AFV Club kit)
These are four sets from Legend Productions. However, inaccuracies
in the AFV Club turret were corrected in later shipments of the
kit. (It's been suggested they could replace the narrower turrets
in the Academy kits.) I haven't seen them first hand, but generally
Legend has good quality products, though prices can be a bit high.
The Legend website has pictures of the boxart, althought there's
not much more information available. The crew in LF1005 is just
one figure, intended to sit on the front of the turret.
update consists of several packs for the turret, a large casting
for the engine deck and the almost inevitable sandbag armor.
Several single link track sets, applicable to Sherman kits and derivatives.
The sets are fiddly to assemble, and can have up to eight parts
per link. A total track has about a 1000 parts then! Detail is gorgeous
however, but I can't recommend the sets to beginners.
RM 350 M10 Update Set (for Academy)
Set consisting mostly of PE, with some resin bits. These include
new periscopes and some other small parts. PE replaces the kits
fenders, grouser stowage racks, hatch details, and has bit for the
.50 cal MG.
TX0052 M10 Accesory Set
TX0053 M10/Achilles PE Set
TX0054 M10/Achilles Stowage Set
Three sets from Trakz, with the latter two being more generic than
the first. The PE has several useful pieces, with the standard head
light guards, and fenders. Stowage sets is mostly packs, bags and
tentrolls, and these are applicable to other US vehicles as well.
The accesory set includes a hedgerow cutter, with two blades on
either side, sandbag armor for the front plate, and a few packs
for the turret.
V1854 M10 Update Set (AFV Club)
Set intended for the AFV Club kit, but might fit the Academy kit
too. For a full review, check Terry Ashley's PMMS website:
about sums it up. If you have more info on the sets mentioned, or
have more sets to add, please contact the webmaster. I have not
listed the details of crew sets. But many are available from manufacturers,
such as Hobby Fan, listed in the Kits & Reviews section on this