There is virtually no cleanup needed on the links with just some thin resin film to be cleaned out of the lightning holes in the guide teeth and the occasional minor resin residue along the link lip plus the occasional very small air hole which go unnoticed on the assembled track runs.
The detail in excellent on the links with crisp details and superb inner pin details and it’s a shame this is on the inside and not easily seen on the finished kit.
As with previous WWII Productions track sets there are two pins on each link, one large and one small that fit into corresponding holes in the subsequent links and assembly is very simple and quick.
Simply slip one link over the larger pin and applying slight downward pressure on the next link clip this over the smaller pin with light finger pressure and that’s it with the assembled links articulating freely.
While designed for the Tamiya kit the tracks also fit even better to the new Skybow kit drive sprocket with a snug fit without any movement at all and means WWII Productions won’t have to worry about releasing a separate set for the Skybow kit.
I also found that the assembled track runs did not tend to come apart when being handled under normal conditions as some snap together links tend to do and this makes the tracks even easier to use.
A superb set of resin tracks with crisp detail which are very quick and easy to assembly after the minor cleanup and are better detailed and easier to assembly than the other sets available from LionMarc Model Designs and Atelier infinite and are sure to be welcomed for the ever growing band of 1:48 modellers.
WWII Productions have also released a set of Mid/Late Tiger I tracks for the Skybow Tiger I Late production kit.
The tracks are available direct from:
PO Box 100 Waratah
Phone 61 2 4967 3205 (from inside Australia 02 4967 3205)
Fax 61 2 4967 3207 (from inside Australia 02 4967 3207)
or in the US from M&Models
Thanks to Bill from WWII Productions for the review set.
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