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Rye Field Tiger I Ausf. E
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 03:56 AM UTC
We unbox and look at this new Tiger kit from a new manufacturer, Rye Field Model in 1/35 scale.

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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 09:23 AM UTC
Nice video as always, thanks
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 04:30 PM UTC
its a nice kit saw it our local club meeting well done for a good price cant beat that
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 03:09 AM UTC
Dragon's one's better.
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 05:15 AM UTC
This kit looks like it will build up nicely (with David Byrden's tweak list). The price difference between it and Dragon will be greeted with much joy by some modelers.
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 05:25 AM UTC

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Dragon's one's better.



I have the Dragon one myself,but really beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,and this one definitly fills a nitch.
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 05:47 AM UTC
Looks like a great kit! David Bryden's tweak site will really help those of us who want to build one but are not really experts. Can't wait to see someone build one up and see how all that nice plastic fits!
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 05:27 PM UTC
It will be interesting to find out about RMF next few kits, and direction and choice of kits . love their tracks system.
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 09:37 PM UTC
I'll still probably end up picking this up sometime, simply because I'm a junkie for anything WW2 Armour related.
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 12:48 AM UTC
Surprised there aren't more replies on this as the original thread certainly elicited some dramatics lol. Sure, Dragon's Tigers are nicer - but even the new releases are hard to find and are expensive..and soon end up un evilbay at stoopid prices. Also as far as I know DML don't kit this particular version currently. In addition the tweaks Mr. Byrden so kindly listed seem minor and within the range of most modellers. The price is attractive and it looks like this kit can come close to rivalling Dragon's for a fraction of the funds. It should also go without saying new manufacturers should be encouraged and applauded. Their choice of release may not be everyone's cup of tea but who knows - maybe their next release will be a rare or unkitted afv or wingy thing! It is also the only real alternative to DML's Tigers. Tamiya's can be good but are not wholly accurate. Academy's are "meh" and Italeri and Zvezda are really not worth mentioning. I can't speak to the AFV late Tiger as I have it packed away in storage
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 01:12 AM UTC

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as far as I know DML don't kit this particular version currently.



They have promised to release 6608 in a few weeks.

David
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 03:19 AM UTC

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Dragon's one's better.

. Really ? Leave it at that and let's not start a minor conflict . There's too many brush wars going on right now !
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 03:22 AM UTC

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Surprised there aren't more replies on this as the original thread certainly elicited some dramatics lol. Sure, Dragon's Tigers are nicer - but even the new releases are hard to find and are expensive..and soon end up un evilbay at stoopid prices. Also as far as I know DML don't kit this particular version currently. In addition the tweaks Mr. Byrden so kindly listed seem minor and within the range of most modellers. The price is attractive and it looks like this kit can come close to rivalling Dragon's for a fraction of the funds. It should also go without saying new manufacturers should be encouraged and applauded. Their choice of release may not be everyone's cup of tea but who knows - maybe their next release will be a rare or unkitted afv or wingy thing! It is also the only real alternative to DML's Tigers. Tamiya's can be good but are not wholly accurate. Academy's are "meh" and Italeri and Zvezda are really not worth mentioning. I can't speak to the AFV late Tiger as I have it packed away in storage


96 bucks and some change at the hobby shop ! With sales tax that's over a hundred bucks .
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 04:18 AM UTC

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Looks like a great kit! David Bryden's tweak site will really help those of us who want to build one but are not really experts. Can't wait to see someone build one up and see how all that nice plastic fits!



Check out David Coyne's build blog over at TRACK-LINK.
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 06:26 PM UTC

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96 bucks and some change at the hobby shop ! With sales tax that's over a hundred bucks .


In Canadian dollars it becomes $125 - $130. Totally unrealistic!
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 10:32 PM UTC

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Surprised there aren't more replies on this as the original thread certainly elicited some dramatics lol. Sure, Dragon's Tigers are nicer - but even the new releases are hard to find and are expensive..and soon end up un evilbay at stoopid prices. Also as far as I know DML don't kit this particular version currently. In addition the tweaks Mr. Byrden so kindly listed seem minor and within the range of most modellers. The price is attractive and it looks like this kit can come close to rivalling Dragon's for a fraction of the funds. It should also go without saying new manufacturers should be encouraged and applauded. Their choice of release may not be everyone's cup of tea but who knows - maybe their next release will be a rare or unkitted afv or wingy thing! It is also the only real alternative to DML's Tigers. Tamiya's can be good but are not wholly accurate. Academy's are "meh" and Italeri and Zvezda are really not worth mentioning. I can't speak to the AFV late Tiger as I have it packed away in storage


96 bucks and some change at the hobby shop ! With sales tax that's over a hundred bucks .



It's 6120 yen over at Hobbylink Japan, which with delivary is about 38.
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 12:47 AM UTC
Just went over to hobby link . DML 6730 . Is 66.30 plus shipping and that's with a 30% discount . Shipping should come out to 16 or so bucks . Where did you get the 38 from ? You haven't been using MEK to glue anything have you ? You got to lay off that stuff !
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 12:52 AM UTC

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96 bucks and some change at the hobby shop ! With sales tax that's over a hundred bucks .


In Canadian dollars it becomes $125 - $130. Totally unrealistic!


You pay that to get the dragon DS tracks , you should all be very happy !
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 04:50 AM UTC

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Just went over to hobby link . DML 6730 . Is 66.30 plus shipping and that's with a 30% discount . Shipping should come out to 16 or so bucks . Where did you get the 38 from ? You haven't been using MEK to glue anything have you ? You got to lay off that stuff !

what's the exchange rate when you checked this ?
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 06:12 AM UTC

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Just went over to hobby link . DML 6730 . Is 66.30 plus shipping and that's with a 30% discount . Shipping should come out to 16 or so bucks . Where did you get the 38 from ? You haven't been using MEK to glue anything have you ? You got to lay off that stuff !

what's the exchange rate when you checked this ?



Tim quoted the price for the Rye kit, It's listed at 6120 JPY. I don't know about the 38 GBP. I checked conversion rates for the whole month of August and none of the exchange rates jibe with that price, in real money or pounds. I did get mine from the Czech Republic for $53.28, including shipping.
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 08:02 AM UTC
Then I owe him an apology , I thought he was mentioning the dragon kit . My apologies extended sir !
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 08:04 AM UTC
Out of Korea , exactly the same sum . Shipping included .
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Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 01:23 AM UTC
The close ups of teh tiny parts are amazing, what lens and lights do you use?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 04:40 AM UTC
[/quote] 96 bucks and some change at the hobby shop ! With sales tax that's over a hundred bucks .[/quote]

Ask your hobby shop to order it from us. The standard version RM 35001 is $54.95 and the upgraded version with custom made ABER metal gun barrel is $72.90. RM 35003 Russian Front with interior is $83.95 and the upgraded version is $101.90. All are in stock.

Best Regards,

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Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 05:19 AM UTC
$57.99 and free shipping from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013ALQGY4?keywords=rye%20field%20model%20tiger%20i&qid=1452125846&ref_=sr_1_1&s=toys-and-games&sr=1-1