WW2 Productions
KV Track
(Single Link Type)

1:35 Set No. 35014
Review by Terry Ashley

This set of resin replacement tracks is designed for the Eastern Express and Trumpeter KV kits and represents the single link type of track.

The set contains 220 individual links which have excellent link details including casting numbers and subtle casting texture but there is some excess resin to be removed from each link, this takes about 30 seconds to remove per link once you get into a rhythm.

Resin track links
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Link details showing casting marks included
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Link details showing locating pins and excess resin to be removed from each link
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Assembly is straightforward as the links are designed to clip together with two small pins, one large and one small and corresponding holes on the opposite side of the links and you firstly slip one link over the large pin and using downward pressure on the other link clip over the small pin and repeat for subsequent links.

Unfortunately as these links are quite large and rigid there isn’t much movement and the action of clipping the links together actually broke off quite a few of small pins leaving only a small pin stub to hold the link in place and you have to try and push down as much as possibly while clipping the links together.

After assembly you should handle the track runs with care due to this issue but those links where the pin is intact the join will be very robust and the assembled track runs look very impressive and articulate freely.

There are left and right handed tracks provided in separate plastic bags and you should take care not to mix these up during assembly and that you use them on the correct side of the model once assembled.

The fit of the assembled track runs around the Eastern Express or Trumpeter kit drive sprockets is very good and no other alterations will be needed allowing you to get the realistic track sag characteristic of Russian KV series tanks.

To use these tracks on the Tamiya KV kits you will also need to use the WWII Prod set #35022 KV Sprockets as the track will not fit the Tamiya sprockets due to the drive teeth being way too thick.

Assembly sequence
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Assembled tracks around Eastern Express drive sprocket.
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Assembled tracks around Trumpeter drive sprocket.
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The Instructions:
A single double sided A4 page is included which includes general instructions as well as specific instructions for assembling the links.

An excellent set of workable tracks for the KV series tanks with well defined details but a minor assembly issue you have to take care with and are a huge improvement over the rigid kit racks.

Highly recommended.

See the KV Series Subjects page for reviews of other track and detail sets available on site.

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