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ColinEdm
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:03 PM UTC
Colin Key shares some pictures of his Rye Field Models cutaway Panther G.



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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 01:25 PM UTC
Absolutely stunning
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 02:24 PM UTC
Fantastic work! RFM really put a lot of detail into this model.

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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 03:43 PM UTC
Wow,, some crazy mad painting skills on display here! Beautiful build all around.
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 04:20 PM UTC
Thanks gents!
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 04:35 PM UTC
EXCELLENT!!!
I have always enjoyed cut away models.
Cheers,
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 04:34 AM UTC
I love seeing the work of talented modellers. More so when I have the kit !
Cracking effort ! Inspires me to get started.
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 08:47 AM UTC
Great work,thats the way to do it.Cant hide all that great interior work.
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 09:52 AM UTC
incredible work ... WoW

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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:24 PM UTC
Beautiful job and an inspiration to all of us. Just one question: is this the kit that was offered as a cut-away or were you busy with a Dremel? Love the exterior paint scheme.
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 03:58 PM UTC
It's the cutaway kit. Thanks for all the kind words everyone!
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 09:23 PM UTC
Lovely work Colin and a great looking finish that can be displayed either way around, but I would suggest a rotating glass base for it.What was your opinion of the build progress, the model generally and the instructions?
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 11:23 PM UTC
Next stop Show podium, a masterpiece. As Iíve just been dealing with a similar issue I particularly appreciate the nice hard edges of the primer paint on the cutaway plates. Itís a caps-lock expletive to get that right no matter how good the masking tape is, do you have some secret technique? Superb job
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 12:33 AM UTC

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Lovely work Colin and a great looking finish that can be displayed either way around, but I would suggest a rotating glass base for it.What was your opinion of the build progress, the model generally and the instructions?


Thanks Darren, overall it was a pretty good build with a few issues as noted in my build blog. I did get a bit worn down by the high part count and had to reset for a while near the end. I think one of the biggest things is to pay attention to the sub assemblies and dry fit everything to make sure it goes together all right. Tolerances are very tight and a coat of paint on mating surfaces can cause some fit issues. The PE is a bit fiddly and fragile, plus there were some fit issues with the hull crossbraces. I found the isntructions to be quite well laid out in general, no real issues there. It was a challenging build and definitely not for a newbie.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 12:34 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Next stop Show podium, a masterpiece. As Iíve just been dealing with a similar issue I particularly appreciate the nice hard edges of the primer paint on the cutaway plates. Itís a caps-lock expletive to get that right no matter how good the masking tape is, do you have some secret technique? Superb job


Thanks Tim, no special technique, just a fine brush, magnifying lamp and patience lol.
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 02:29 PM UTC
Colin,

Wonderful work - inspiring! Man, you have sold this kit for me.