M10 tank destroyer was not very well armored, so crews often augmented the protection
with sandbags. This creates an interesting look, and it has been a popular way
of dressing up a model.
Fan provides us with this set, obviously designed for the AFV Club kit. There
are 10 parts in cream-colored resin. All are very well sculpted and sharply cast.
There were no major air bubbles present, but some filler will be needed here and
there. Three parts go to the front of the vehicle, with one large sandbag casting
covering the glacis plate and two smaller bits for the fenders. These don't fit
the Academy too well, for which I bought the set. I can't comment on the AFV Club
kit, but it will probably be a lot better. There is a folded tarp for the turret
plate, with a bag lying on top. For the turret sides, we get three casting with
rolled tarps, rucksacks, canteens and a steel helmet. They are molded as if hanging
from the tiedowns on the turret. For the rear deck, there is a large crate, three
jerry cans in one casting, and a large casting with three bedrolls and a folded
is a very useful set to trim out your M10 kit. The rear deck supplies will be
quite useful for any U.S. vehicle with flat surfaces, and the turret stowage could
be adapted to other vehicles, like a halftrack. Recommended!