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Littorios new build hanger
PeeDee
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Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017 - 11:55 PM UTC
Hi Lucky.
How are they for fitting together?
Much cleaning up required?
Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 12:15 AM UTC
Paul, clean up is pretty easy just a casting gate on each link, oh these are metal links. The fit so far is really good although the tiny pins are a bit fun to pick up, I've lost one so far in a little accident where I knocked over the pot I put them in while putting some together. Put it this way, they are a lot easier than the static tracks that come with the kit, just put the tv on and do a short length each night.
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 01:08 PM UTC
The individual links in my Sherman kit are the reason that model stalled and every time I think about finishing it I just think na, I just can't be arsed! I also have a Bronco Chinese main battle tank, which was ent to me for me to produce masks for the Digi Camo and I did plan on building it but no! the tracks alone consist of some 500 parts!
So nice one mate
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 01:06 AM UTC
Mal, totally understand with the tracks, it was the thing that's been holding me up a bit on finishing these beasts, however these tracks are fairly easy even if a bit tedious.

Photo below shows a couple of uncleaned links, a pair of pins and the tools need, knife, sanding stick and 0.6mm drill bit.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:05 PM UTC
And all that work and the look that individual links give you totally hidden when the tracks are weathered! That's what really puts me off building them, like adding scratch built detail in an Aircraft model that won't be seen.
PeeDee
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 02:49 PM UTC
Mal Lucky.
I understand both views on this, I sit next to Barry track building on many a Sunday as you know.
He once famously forgot what he was doing whilst chatting at a show and produced a 3ft length of Churchill track that spilt off the table onto the floor !

All the best to you both
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:15 PM UTC
Plenty of track there then!

I suppose that part of problem is that I don't really build armour. I really do need to bite the bullet as I would like to finish my Sherman And now the Tiger challenge! Looking at the price of 1/35 Tigers though I don't think that I will bother!
PeeDee
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:23 PM UTC
So sorry, had to delete the post, the link doesn't work
Paul