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  1. Boba Nette

    Boba Nette New Member

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    I got a 1/35 scale M-26 as a gift.The only problem is the tracks are hundreds of separate links.I'm no stranger to models,but I don't know where to start with these tracks.Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    SturmTiger
     
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    Start where there is solid footing. First give the tank tracks below, under the road wheels, so that it can stand on your tracks while the glue dries up. Then work your way up from the base, along the idler wheels and drive sprocket, and the rest of it you can just lay on the track return rollers as you move over the top of the suspension. However, this way as I described it, I've only used it where you got lenghts of track whole and some separate links to move around the front and rear. I hope it works on your model too...
     
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    I don't quite think it matters where you start if you have the whole track in pieces. Just make sure you start on a place that has solid footing and I'd say always work in one direction, so you're able to correct and make things fit better if necesarry.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys.I forgot to mention that each track tooth is a separate piece as well!Talk about tedious.
     
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    I'd say place the teeth before installing the tracks... :wink: :D
    Btw: :eek: :eek: WHAT sort of kit is THAT??? :eek: :eek:
     
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    Shave your head before you begin. Otherwise you'll pull all your hair out before you're finished.
     
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    Actually,it's an M-46.It's from Dragon Models Ltd.Good quality,but I'd like to kill the guy that designed it.
     
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    have fun!! :smok:
    i have the maus, the E-100, hummel, nashorn, pz III, kettenkrad,251 by dragon and all of them have the separate link system, :eek:
    also i got me the track for the tiger, tiger II, jagdtiger, so it is going to be hell :eek: but as I told you before, that is the hobby!!!!!!
     
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    Boba Nette New Member

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    I recently read a review on separate link kits.The modeller fit the links on a piece of tape the glued them together.When dry,he said he was able to bend the track around the sprockets/wheels.Sounds like a good idea to me.
     
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    Yes, but if anything goes wrong with the glue or if you're too late and it's stuck firm already, then you can start over. It's a risky method to glue the whole thing first and wait.
     
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    Any pictures?
     

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