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M1A2 Abrams SEP v2, 1/35 RYE FIELD MODEL+DEF MODEL

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    August, 2017
M1A2 Abrams SEP v2, 1/35 RYE FIELD MODEL+DEF MODEL
Posted by Greg79 on Sunday, September 03, 2017 4:38 PM

Hi everyone. This is my first topic on this forum. I have built a several models in my life. Mainly russians modern tanks like T-72, T-80BV and few differnt T-90. Long time ago i builit two abrams kits from Dragon. This time I`m working on the Abrams as well, but  this will be an Abrams from RYE FIELD number 5007 w/ full interior. I did not want to build another Abrams with TUSK on it, because simply I don`t like all this stuff on this beautiful tank. I decided to build a SEP v2 version. To have a V2 version, I`ve decided to use a resin conversion from DEF Model (35030). I had no idea if the DEF conversion will be work with RFM, and I must admit, it`s not perfect, but it`s not so bad . So , here is my starter pack

 

Usually, I'm starting to build a model, from lower hull and suspension, but not this time. I could not resist, to see, how the CROWS will be look like , when I putt it on an Abrams turret. Here it is

Than I`ve started to work with the interior. Sorry guys, but I don`t have many pictures of the asembled interior but...

That`s it, SORRRRRY :(. All I can show you is, how my model looking now

Like I mentioned bvefore. DEFs conversion is not perfect for RFM kit. For example, the commanders cupola:

It`s to narrow. So i have decided to use the cupola out of the box, but first I had to do a little surgery :), and here it is

All i have to do right now is the ring arround the cupola and add some bolts.

On two pictures above, you have seen the figure.

This is a crew member from Legend Productions.I made this little guy for my other project M1127 Stryker RV

I think i`m gonna use this figure, on abrams project.

So that`s it for now guys. I hope you like it, and you will follow, and maybe you will give me some tips and hints.

Best regars :)

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, September 03, 2017 5:57 PM

Hi, 

Those look great.

Pat

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, September 03, 2017 8:21 PM

Looking mighty fine.  That is a lot of detail you installed so far.  It will be most interesting to see the final build.

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    July, 2013
Posted by modelmaker66 on Monday, September 04, 2017 2:04 AM

Excellent work! I am building the Rye Field M1A2 SEP 2 without interior. That is challenge enough so far for me.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 3:50 PM

Wow, looks awesome!!!

And great job there on the figure!

I picked up one of the late model Dragon M1s earlier this year, makes me wish I'd went with the Rye Field kit. Guess I could always buy another though...

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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