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Armor/AFV: Modern - USA
Modern Armor, AFVs, and Support vehicles.
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RFM M1A2 with interior
bcm235
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Colorado, United States
Joined: August 21, 2005
KitMaker: 34 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 02:07 PM UTC
I'm interested in getting the latest RFM Abrams with interior. I've never built a kit with interior before. My main question is, do you not glue the major pieces together so that you can show the interior? Or, is the model completed as normal, in which case the interior exists, but you can't see most of it after you build it?
Headhunter506
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New York, United States
Joined: December 01, 2007
KitMaker: 1,519 posts
AeroScale: 44 posts
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 02:59 PM UTC
Either way you mentioned works depending on your preference.
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
KitMaker: 17,102 posts
AeroScale: 1,629 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:06 AM UTC
As Joseph says, it is personal preferance. I have done them both ways. On my MiniArt T55, I did it as an exploded view so you can see the full interior after it is done.



You can see the build here.
bcm235
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Colorado, United States
Joined: August 21, 2005
KitMaker: 34 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:27 PM UTC
Thanks for the idea. After I made the post, I saw some other interior builds on Youtube, where they have the tank in sections (to show the interior). I'm not sure if my skills at present will do the model justice. Might have to pass on this kit.
18Bravo
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 6,544 posts
AeroScale: 86 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:33 PM UTC
Upside down turret blown off tank. Peeled off upper hull plates from catastrophic explosion. Works for me.