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Author Topic: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?  (Read 1304 times)

Offline SirRoystonPapworth

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Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« on: May 30, 2023, 07:30:28 PM »
Ok, so in the stash I have a couple of Armourfast’s M10s and Achilles.

For once there is a reason that a kit hasn’t been assembled.. it’s the lack of a breach for the gun. It just looks silly, an open top vehicle with no breach..

So, does anyone know if there is a seller out there who can supply a couple of breaches? That way I can finally get these bad boys on the table…

Offline has.been

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Re: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2023, 11:44:57 AM »
Two crewmen hunched over the gun would hide it.

Offline fred

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Re: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2023, 12:28:51 PM »
Two crewmen hunched over the gun would hide it.

I was thinking something similar - maybe with a basic block for the breach?

It does feel a pretty big omission from a 20mm kit, the 10mm ones I have come with breaches and some internal turret detail.

Online Harry Faversham

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Re: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2023, 04:19:32 PM »
Yep, I scratched a couple of very crude breaches, and hid it under the gun's crew.
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Offline SirRoystonPapworth

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Re: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2023, 07:59:43 PM »
Thanks guys, the hunched crew/Simple breach may be the best solution - it just seems a shame. I did wonder if S&S do them, unfortunately no… :(

Offline forrester

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Re: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2023, 10:34:58 PM »
I did a similar bodge job with a chunk of plastic I think   It was few years ago.

I was convinced SOMEONE must make them but while S&S and EWM both do M10 upgrade sets, these dont seem to include gun breaches

Offline z1pp132002

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Re: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2023, 08:22:03 AM »
With 3d printing someone should be able to create one.

Offline sandsmodels

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Re: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2023, 03:41:07 PM »
i thought the later m10's had a breach included, the display ones i have with my figs has a breach
https://sandsmodels.com/product/armourfast-m10-achillies-crew-update-pack-offer/
maybe you have a very old pack?
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Offline SirRoystonPapworth

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Re: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2023, 07:17:06 PM »
It’s possible I have old ones I guess…

Still I understand that Armourfast have gone now… :(

Offline sandsmodels

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Re: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2023, 08:58:28 PM »
It’s possible I have old ones I guess…

Still I understand that Armourfast have gone now… :(
yes sad news, if i had the money i would have bought the moulds if i could!
a great loss to the hobby

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2023, 09:32:30 PM »
I scratch built a breach for a T34/76 in 1/56.







Admittedly not for an open topped vehicle.



Offline SirRoystonPapworth

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Re: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2023, 07:16:02 PM »
Wow UVS! That’s really good.

I may try and do something a lot simpler,  just to take up the space, that looks ‘ok’.

Shaun, I read on Armourfast’s forum that they will be back, there has been health issues for the owner, but she is getting better, but when it’s back is unknown… fingers crossed..

Offline sandsmodels

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Re: Armourfast 20mm M10/Achilles- breach?
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2023, 05:04:40 PM »
well that is great news as it would be a great loss, hopefully they can do a few more new models as well like easy assemble ww2 trucks & other useful things esp ones to do conversions on.
best news i had all week 8)

 

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