WW2 Productions
Tiger I Mid/Late
Individual Track links

WWII Productions Set No. 48002
1:48th Scale
Review by Terry Ashley

SkybowWWII Productions have released their second set of individual resin track links for the 1:48 Tiger I, this time the Mid/Late type tracks for the Skybow Tiger I Late Production (kit #4801) and is similar to the first set with 220 track links in light gray resin except for the inclusion of the ice cleats on the track faces.

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 is again excellent on the links with open lightening holes on the guide teeth and crisp details on the end pin details and it’s a shame the inner pin is mostly hidden and not easily seen on the finished kit as this is especially well done.
Resin track links
WW2 Productions

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 which is the same as with the Early Tiger I tracks in set #48001.

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.

Assembly sequence of links
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The fit of the assembled track to the Skybow kit drive sprocket is quite tight but fits well around the sprockets with a full track run of 91-92 links per side.

WWII Prod links around Skybow drive sprocket
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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.

Another superb set of resin tracks with crisp detail which are very quick and easy to assembly after the minor cleanup and are far better detailed than the kit vinyl track for a much improved appearance of the finished kit.

Highly recommended

The tracks are available direct from:
WWII Productions
PO Box 100 Waratah
NSW 2298

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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