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TOPIC: Jason’s modern group build, RFM 1:35 abrams

Jason’s modern group build, RFM 1:35 abrams 3 months 3 days ago #1

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Well since the hobbyboss m911 c-het ain’t going to arrive(dodgy eBay seller that is a long story), I will be attacking my Rye Field Models abrams with the included scheme for operation Iraqi freedom, the 3-7th Calvary launched the operation and had alot of contact with the enemy, will be building the M1A1 version from 2003, the start of the war
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If it is as nice as their Panther it will be a very enjoyable if complicated build.
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Jason’s modern group build, RFM 1:35 abrams 3 months 2 days ago #3

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Looking forward to it. The box is chockablock full, so I will have fun

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Looks like you have a great project there, welcome to the build!

You should have a great build in a single box. Have not seen an RFM kit go together. Interested in seeing how yours comes together.

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Jason’s modern group build, RFM 1:35 abrams 3 months 18 hours ago #5

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Thanks Marcus, I have heard good things so I am looking forward to it

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Yhis will be a great build, ill enjoy watching this one

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Here we go, got home from holiday at 1530 today, thought I had better get a pic up, hope to start it tommorow
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Jason’s modern group build, RFM 1:35 abrams 1 month 2 weeks ago #8

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Hi everyone, an update, I am doing another group build but waiting for parts for that one, so I thought I would make a start on this one, have been tackling this one for about a week or so. The instructions are vague, with missing steps and parts, or other issues, so you do need to check and double check and look at the pictures. It is a very well detailed kit and I am enjoying the build so far. Here is the pictures and where I am at.

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Jason’s modern group build, RFM 1:35 abrams 1 month 1 week ago #9

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Nice looking breech. How are you finding the kit?
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Loving the kit, it is very well detailed, but there are a few missing bits from the instructions, like drilling holes, and on the cupola of the gunner it doesn’t even mention some parts that are clearly shown on the instructions, but the anti skid texture is nice and it seems to be fitting together well so far

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Jason’s modern group build, RFM 1:35 abrams 1 month 1 week ago #11

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Looks like a nice kit.

Was the barrel in 'halves' or 'lengths'?

Did you brush the black after the white or prepaint and assemble?

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Jason’s modern group build, RFM 1:35 abrams 1 month 1 week ago #12

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The barrel was in sections, with a slight mould line which was easily delt with. I prepainted everything then assembled, the breakdown of parts made it easy.

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Jason’s modern group build, RFM 1:35 abrams 6 days 17 hours ago #13

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Well thought I had better update you all on the progress of the kit, aside from the missing parts in the instructions, no paint instruction colours, and general poor fit of some parts, and loose fit of others it is going together, so without further ado, some pictures











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Jason’s modern group build, RFM 1:35 abrams 6 days 9 hours ago #14

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Nice progress mate! Looks like yer handling those issues fairly easily..
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Yeah one of them was the final drive on the gearbox. What ryefield don’t tell you is to not mount the external drive casings until after you install the engine as there are two inner parts that are not mentioned in the instructions that you have to attach to the inside of the extrernal final drive that then marries up to the engine gearbox. I couldn’t I steer the engine so had to try and remove one of the final drives that I had glued in. Got it done but there was some swearing involved

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