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M1A1/A2 Abrams w/ Interior
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 05:03 AM UTC
Jim gives us a preview of this new Abrams with full interior from Rye Field Model in 1/35 scale.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 05:11 AM UTC
Thanks, Boss, for the very detailed look at this beast.

Anyone have a chance to compare it to the Meng version?
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 02:56 PM UTC
Looking good, real good. Can't wait for the build review, with the complete interior this one is going to be fun!

Mario
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 04:31 PM UTC
Thanks for the video, Jim.. the kit looks really nice. All the fine details look nice and crisp, at least to my eyes

I'd really like an M1 with full interior and engine.. it will be a fun project.. but I think I might wait to see if MENG will decide to retaliate with an interior of their own, and then compare between them.

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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 12:27 AM UTC
Pavel K. has a great comparison on his site. He has not finished it, and it is geared for accuracy comparisons, but it is a very good look at Rye Field when compared to the other players including Meng, Dragon & Academy
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 12:43 AM UTC
Do you have a link to it? Thanks
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 01:44 AM UTC
http://vodnik.net/pages/M1A2comp/m1a2comp_01.htm
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 02:47 AM UTC
Gonna call you out Jim, those were engine grills and not older style IFF panels! ROFLMAO! Just kidding with you Jim, love hering you explain these parts. Oh and by the way, on top deck is a .50 Cal and a 7.62 mm MG and another 7.62 mm MG inside next to main gun barrel.
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:21 PM UTC
How is the quality on rye field kits? Good? They look very good on pictures...
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 01:37 AM UTC
Leopard122, quality is very good. Check out my "Build Feature."


M1A1 TUSk Build
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 01:52 AM UTC
Thanks Pete!
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 06:24 PM UTC
I am thinking of adding this kit to the collection. Thanks for the preview of this kit.
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 07:41 PM UTC
Very good comparison, I hope to see it finished. Leaning towards the Meng kit right now.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 03:59 PM UTC
Just received mine yesterday. The box is dimension wise about the same as a Tamiya et.al kit but about twice is thick.
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 07:02 PM UTC
Great review Jim. Thank you or putting this together!
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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 04:32 PM UTC
I just opened mine yesterday. It is my first Rye Field (where did they ever come up with that name?) kit and I am not disappointed. The molding is very well done with an excellent level of detail. Very crisp and the anti-slip texture is very nice - not over done. I went ahead and bit the bullet ordering the Meng and new Academy kit as well.

Jim thanks for the "look see" and the photos!
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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 07:06 PM UTC
A couple of notes on the instructions. These were identified in this thread by "CowboyfromHell". The two following pics were received from Rye Field Models.

It was noticed that there is no step 26 in the instructions. Here is the deleted step.


Also, the instructions show a gunshield for the TC's .50 cal for the M1A2, part J13. The issue is there is no J13 in the kit. Also, the gunshield should not be used on an early version M1A2 as depicted in the kit. Here is the corrected step deleting part J13 and the mount for it, E70.


These should clear up some issues w/the instructions.


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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 04:47 PM UTC
It's in-stock at Luckymodel for $73 and free shipping.. good deal

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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 05:59 PM UTC
Some more updates to the instructions from the Rye Field Models Facebook page. The following was also posted there:

"Apology for defective instruction of 5006 and 5007:

First of all, we are really appreciate your support and concern for all of you.

Today, we are very sorry to inform everyone that there were some mistake that found in both RM-5006 M1A1 Gulf War 1991 and RM-5007 M1A1/M1A2 Full Interior’s instruction.

Please refer the corrected pictures. We really sorry for the inconvenience and apologies for such a mistake.

As a manufacturer , we have a responsibility to take care of every single detail for producing the best model kits with zero-mistake to all of modelers who support us. But unfortunately, for some reason, we are not good enough in this stage, we make some unnecessary mistakes that may caused your inconvenience and displeased. We would like to sincerely apologize to you for any inconvenience this may have caused.

We will continue to work hard, making the better and high quality model kits is always our mission and goal.

We hope that still could have your support and concern! We are also looking forward to seeing and sharing your works!

Thank you very much for all of you!"






It is great that they acknowledge their mistakes and provide corrections to them. Some other model companies should take note and do the same.
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:15 PM UTC
To those that have this kit, do you recommend it or should we wait to see if Meng or someone else comes out with an interior for the M1.
Luckymodel just raised their price to $75.00 for this kit.

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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:48 PM UTC

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To those that have this kit, do you recommend it or should we wait to see if Meng or someone else comes out with an interior for the M1.
Luckymodel just raised their price to $75.00 for this kit.

Mike



I just finished the interior, and I recommend the kit. You need to pay close attention to fitting for some parts, but overall it's a fairly easy build with lots of details. Meng might come up with better kit in near future, but I'm pretty much satisfied with this one.