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Ryefield Models M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams Turret ?
Brad-M
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: June 06, 2008
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 12:18 PM UTC
Guys,

Has anyone built this kit, or any Abrams from RFM? I have the turret almost complete and when I offer it to the hull with is also built up, there doesn't seem to be a positive firm install between the two. The turret just sort of sits in the turret hole. Othe kits like Tamiya and Tasca/Asuka have a nice positive connection and even locks in place. Am I doing something wrong? TIA for any help.

Brad
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 12:22 PM UTC
You haven't done anything wrong. The kit turret sits just like the real thing and is held on only by its own weight.
Armorsmith
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 12:23 PM UTC
That may very well be the case. No experience with your particular kit but many Trumpeter kits also lack the turret key that keeps it in place.
Brad-M
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 06:58 PM UTC
Then why does the rear portion of the upper decking rub with the underside of the rear portion of the turret?