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Rye Field Fehrmann Tiger
Mannloon
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 12:22 AM UTC
Adam Mann reviews and builds the Rye Field Models offering of the Gruppe Fehrmann Tiger I in 1/35th scale.

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Thanks!
ULIX-VM
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 02:17 AM UTC
this type of tank was prototype of today's main-battle-tanks.
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 07:45 AM UTC
I got this kit last month. Nice kit
Totalize
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 04:52 PM UTC
Nice work Adam. I did not look at your video but I didn't see what material you used for the putty. Can you advise?

I prefer Academy's new offering on the same subject and recently purchased that one. It comes with decal zimmerit and is $10-12 cheaper than the RFM kit. A distinct down side to the Academy kit is the rubber band tracks. They do not have hollow guide horns so I will be chucking these. I have some AFV Club and MasterClub tracks I can use in place of the kit ones though.

David.
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 05:19 PM UTC

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this type of tank was prototype of today's main-battle-tanks.



Which modern MBT's are you referring to ?
Biggles2
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 08:51 PM UTC
I think the Pershing, JSIII, and Centurion are better examples of prototypes for modern tanks. Although, the cast hull and turret designs of Pershings, Pattons, etc. have given way to welded panels of the Abrams. Maybe that's what ULIX - VM is referring to...?
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 09:37 PM UTC
The Tiger as cool as it looks did not have an advanced hull design. By that I mean it did not have sloped armour which other more advanced designs had like the Panther, T-34, sherman etc.
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 11:31 PM UTC
I would say the Panther was much more closer to being the prototype for the MBT, what with being designed as a "medium" tank yet possessing the power and tonnage that matched or exceeds comptemory heavy tanks.
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 11:44 PM UTC

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this type of tank was prototype of today's main-battle-tanks.



Which modern MBT's are you referring to ?



Have to ignore the odd comments from that guy. I think he posts just to up his post count.
Tojo72
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 01:27 AM UTC

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this type of tank was prototype of today's main-battle-tanks.



Which modern MBT's are you referring to ?



Have to ignore the odd comments from that guy. I think he posts just to up his post count.



Yes,I've seen him around,some make sense others are just thrown out there,wanted to see if we would get a real response.
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 02:43 AM UTC

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this type of tank was prototype of today's main-battle-tanks.



Which modern MBT's are you referring to ?



Have to ignore the odd comments from that guy. I think he posts just to up his post count.



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I think he feels the compelling need to post nonsense comments...
Biggles2
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 04:02 AM UTC
Being the "Devil's Advocate", here, maybe he's just a kid who doesn't really know what he's talking about. Were all you people as knowledgeable, when you were kids, as you are now? I wasn't.
Bravo1102
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 04:19 AM UTC

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Being the "Devil's Advocate", here, maybe he's just a kid who doesn't really know what he's talking about. Were all you people as knowledgeable, when you were kids, as you are now? I wasn't.


And is either too embarrassed or has too small a command of English to reply. Though I have to admit his English is getting better.
Maybe right now he's taking notes on what he learned from this spurious comment.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:15 PM UTC
I seen a comparison with a Dragon kit somewhere, this kit ends up being shorter. Wheres that David guy, the Tiger expert? Which Tiger I kit is closest to scale? Plus with fewest inaccuracies?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 11:18 PM UTC
Bleeeah. I read (on Czech model forum)a Afrika Tiger from Rye Field is piece of crap. Poor fitting, poor deailing. In last - DML Tigers are now very expensive, but still best Tiger´s on market. Fehrmann´s hybrid are unusual and i think a upgraded Academy mould (with Zimmerit in decals) are better choice (and price is low...)
Biggles2
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 04:25 AM UTC
Sometimes a model builder who can't glue two pieces together properly proclaims, "This kit is a piece of crap!". Let's just wait and see. Rye Fields previous Tiger releases, except for a few minor errors or omissions, weren't accused of being "a piece of crap".
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 04:58 AM UTC

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this type of tank was prototype of today's main-battle-tanks.



Which modern MBT's are you referring to ?



Have to ignore the odd comments from that guy. I think he posts just to up his post count.



+1
I think he feels the compelling need to post nonsense comments...



Live and let live. The Hide User button does wonders as well.
Bravo1102
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 07:31 AM UTC

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this type of tank was prototype of today's main-battle-tanks.



Which modern MBT's are you referring to ?



Have to ignore the odd comments from that guy. I think he posts just to up his post count.



+1
I think he feels the compelling need to post nonsense comments...



Live and let live. The Hide User button does wonders as well.



I like irrelevant nonsense. I kind of come to look forward to what blatantly obvious or completely meaningless thing he will come up with. It is almost like he picks words totally at random and arranges them into vaguely relevant statements.
Tojo72
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 07:46 AM UTC

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Bleeeah. I read (on Czech model forum)a Afrika Tiger from Rye Field is piece of crap. Poor fitting, poor deailing. In last - DML Tigers are now very expensive, but still best Tiger´s on market. Fehrmann´s hybrid are unusual and i think a upgraded Academy mould (with Zimmerit in decals) are better choice (and price is low...)



Well this certainly doesn't look like a piece of crap to me

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=7226

And neither does this

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/171507.aspx

So you can't always believe what you read
Biggles2
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 07:18 PM UTC
Well...it's missing a rivet on the underside of the L side front fender! Scrap it!
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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2016 - 01:17 AM UTC
I think it would be cool to have a build of a depot scraped together tank/APC/vehicle. You could have early combined with mid or late components with different color parts and or non matching camo patterns/zim.
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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2016 - 02:37 AM UTC

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this type of tank was prototype of today's main-battle-tanks.



Which modern MBT's are you referring to ?



Have to ignore the odd comments from that guy. I think he posts just to up his post count.



+1
I think he feels the compelling need to post nonsense comments...



Live and let live. The Hide User button does wonders as well.



I like irrelevant nonsense. I kind of come to look forward to what blatantly obvious or completely meaningless thing he will come up with. It is almost like he picks words totally at random and arranges them into vaguely relevant statements.



Biggles2
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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2016 - 07:51 PM UTC

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It is almost like he picks words totally at random and arranges them into vaguely relevant statements.



Maybe "he" is a robot! (Or an alien!)
(no offense to ULIX)
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 06:56 PM UTC
But DML 6608 Tiger I "Tunisia Inital" is more accurate. And 6820 Bovington "131" too. Both are more useable as RFM with short barrel (for example). Yup, but both are expensive as RFM. For me is Rommel´s Tiger a cult machine who createt a Tiger Legend and i bought a DML offer with love
Biggles2
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 07:23 PM UTC

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Both are more useable as RFM with short barrel (for example).



What is meant by "short barrel"? All Tiger I's had the same caliber length barrel... didn't they?