M1A2 SEP V3 Abrams

well guys, after leaving the tuskII in the “hangar” due to “technical problems” I have started the RFM ABRAMS, honestly the little I have at the moment is much better than the academy one in terms of the plastic, it has more pieces and the instructions Sometimes they are a “little confusing” because they show you only one side when you have to do 2 sides

P.S: it won’t let me upload more than 5 photos at a time

@Johnnych01





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Looks like you are off to a good start.

A limitation of the system.

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ah ok, no problem, one question…I was thinking and… I have some def models tracks for the academy kit, would they be compatible with the RFM kit?

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Do they fit the Rye Field sprockets? If so, they should be fine. You could also use the Academy sprocket and make them fit onto the Rye Field hull. Options, options…

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I have tried it and yes, it fits perfectly, as I had been told that the RFM ones were not that good and I have seen that they are takom style, I mean… if I have a set of def models I will put that track model on it, since I discovered the def models tracks (and similar models) I have completely ignored the rubber tracks and the takom style plastic ones, I love assembling link by link, and it gives a lot of realism

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Great start… I left the torsion bars off my SEP V2 as I wasn’t bothered about the wheel stations moving up or down.

And as Gino said, the 5 image limited is just an initial limitation and to based on the trust system… The more you use the sight, read threads/blogs, make comments etc, your trust level increases and you can then upload more photos etc etc…

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Hi Jhonny, in my case I have left the torsion bars fixed, I didn’t trust cutting the piece either after my mistakes with the TUSKII, for the next Abrams I will do it, the truth is I like the kit, I notice differences in terms of the plastic, the academy one felt weaker, it is very good plastic, but the RFM plastic seems better to me, those are my feelings, and yes, it is good to know about the photos. this abrams i will take my time and ban myself from chipping :rofl: :rofl:

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Don’t get caught up or worried on the chipping on the other one … It was an easy thing to overdo, and luckily, a few of the guys gave you the good advice this place is so good at… So once your ready to address it, you will still be able to sort it out …

This where I am with my V2, the wheel inners need paint, then I can start on the OPFOR dark brown cam scheme …

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Of course, I got excited about chipping with the TUSK II, guided by the TUSK that I had made and presented previously and I made a mistake. :sweat_smile: When I have my Abrams painted, I will ask you for advice, and yes, you have all given me very useful advice and I They have helped a lot, that is how it improves and I took the opportunity to thank all of you. :raised_hands:

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Looking good. :+1:

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they do fit the Rye Field sprockets

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Off to a great start Mel. It looks great so far.

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Nice start.

Concerning uploading pictures you are limited to 5 at a time. However you can use the add picture button more than once per message.

Olivier

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well guys, today I have made some progress, there is still a lot of work ahead





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Well in, and as a lot have rightfully said, no need to be bent up on the last model. I’ve got this kit on the bench as well, but I have skimmed parts from my interior kit to make it one with an interior as all the parts fit perfectly.

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Seeing the color on the drivers hatch reminded me of the lecture we gave learning drivers about locking the hatch

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If you mean making the latest kit model, nah, it’s because I like the Abrams :slight_smile:, I know it’s the typical tank or the “most popular” but I like it, (I also like others for the record) until tomorrow I’m not going to To be able to continue, I have only made progress on the headlights (I have used the academy mask) and tomorrow I will start priming the lower part of the hull with Mr Surface 1000, I have bought 3 bottles because it is something that runs out very quickly, and I hope May the MIG Jimenez products arrive tomorrow


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:rofl: :sweat_smile: :slight_smile:interesting, Was it the typical vehicle operations briefing where the schemes are colored?

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No it was a reminder as to what would happen if the hatch slid into your head on a slope if it wasn’t locked.

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Nope, just the opposite - I’m saying enjoy your build.

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