For an idea of what is eligible here is a good list, which will provide plenty of opportunities for a subject:
Note: even though some of those operations start before and/or finish after the above period, GB subject must have been deployed after start of August 1990 to be eligible, and it must be a combat zone where actual combat occurred, even if the subject did not actively participate i.e. patrol, recon, sentry, etc. If in doubt, check with the admins.
No part started kits, must be a new build. Please post a photo of the unstarted kit contents and a date reference as the first post in your build thread
TOPIC: Jason’s modern group build, RFM 1:35 abrams
Jason’s modern group build, RFM 1:35 abrams
5 months 4 days ago #1
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
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.
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
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
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