The set has handed tracks with small bags with left and right handed tracks with the difference being the end pins which extend out further on the inside allowing then to rub against the rear hull side pin bumps keeping them in place. You should make sure not to mix up the left and right tracks to ensure the detail is maintained on the final model.
The links are cast in the usual light gray resin with just some minor fine resin film to be removed from the drive and guide teeth holes with the details being excellent with light cast texture and fine casting numbers on each link. There are a few minor air holes on some links but these only appear on the end of the links and are only visible with the links around the drive and idler wheels and these can be filled with small drops of thicker cyanoacrylate.
The excess resin film is easily and quickly cleaned away with a sharp X-Acto #11 blade with each link having the usual WW2 Productions pins and locating holes designed to be simply clipped together for fully articulated track runs.
Assembly is very quick and easy by slipping one link over the pin on the next link, then line up the other pin and with light outward thumbnail pressure clip the pin into place with the large pins making for very robust track runs that hold together well during normal handling and articulate quite freely.
The assembled track runs fit perfectly around the dive sprockets from all the kits test fitted from Dragon (Panther G Late), Italeri (Jagdpanther) and Tamiya (Panther G Late) making for a quick and easy update to which ever kit you use the links on.
The resin track pin bumps have nice weld seams included and the instructions give a plan view with the distance shown from the rear and bottom of the hull to ensure you fit them in the right location.
This is very well cast and detailed set of Later six chevron Panther tracks with minimal cleanup but a few air holes to deal with and articulate freely to form natural track sag and the good fit on all available Panther kits makes for wide appeal to add that extra detail.
See the Panther listings page for reviews of additional set available for Panther kits.
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