WW2 Productions
Panther Six Chevron Tracks
WWII Productions Set No. 48004
1:48th Scale
Review by Terry Ashley


This set of resin replacement track from WWII Productions is for the Tamiya 1:48 Panther Ausf.G (kit #32520) and Jagdpanther Late Version (kit #32522).

The set has 210 track links (81 per side) in light grey resin with excellent detail but there is quite a bit of excess resin film to be removed from inside the link recesses, drive sprocket holes and the open guide teeth, yes open guide teeth on 1:48 track.

Resin track links
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The cleanup is easy with the resin film being very thin and a quick pass with a sharp X-Acto #11 blade is all that is needed but it does take a little time although no more than with the corresponding 1:35 Panther tracks from WWII Prod.

The track face and end bolt details are very well defined with the different bolt heads on either end and as mentioned the open guide teeth with the links being packed in two bags marked “left” and “right” so you know which go where and you should take care not to mix these up during cleanup and assembly.

Links before and after cleanup also showing the pins and locating holes
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Assembly is very straightforward as with other WWII Prod track sets with each link having one pin slightly larger than the other and you simply slip one link over the larger locating pin and using a pair of fine tweezers gently “clip” the opposite end of the link over the samller pin. Resting the pin over the link and gently squeezing with the tweezers will give the best results but take care as the resin is quite thin around the locating hole on these smaller tracks but I didn’t have any problems when fitting the links together.

The assembled track runs fit perfectly around the Tamiya kit sprockets as you would expect and articulate freely for very natural sag over the top of the road wheels.

Assembly sequence quick and easy
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WWII Productions track links fitted to the Tamiya Panther/Jagdpanther
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Another excellent set of resin tracks from WWII Productions that are virtually shrunken versions of the excellent 1:35 Panther tracks sets.  They display an equal degree of detail that certainly looks good in 1:48 and will add considerably to the final appearance of the models.

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)

In the US they are available from Mission Models

Thanks to Bill from WWII Productions for the review set.

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