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gebhk
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Re: PSC

Post by gebhk » 24 Jan 2023 06:09

the rubber band tracks, they are the pits.
Conversion kits are your friend! Albeit, personally, I don't see much problem with rubber tracks provided they are suitably patterned - but that is true of all tracks. Where the real thing has sag, this can be simulated with a bit of effort. Life is too short for gluing individual links together. So that leaves one with the complete assembly approach which means if they are OK, then that's fine but if they are not, you are stuffed. To whit, no names no packdrill, certain vehicle I would love to use wholesale for all sort of fun conversions has sagging tracks that would fall off in real life and the whole b....y thing is moulded onto the body of the vehicle so I can't replace them with a widely available good plastic alsternative without major surgery.....

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Re: PSC

Post by yantaylor » 25 Jan 2023 14:59

Whats your thoughts on Italeri Fast assembly kits, I think they are two vehicles per box, but I have never made any.
Another brand is Pegasus, they do a large range of WW2 Soviet vehicles which I am planning to cover in the future, so any remarks on this brand would be usfull.

Ian

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Re: PSC

Post by gebhk » 27 Jan 2023 13:40

Another brand is Pegasus,
Of the kits I used, much the same problem with tracks as with Armourfast. One solution is to cake them with mud to the point where the track links are invisible (I use a mix of grass flock and watered down ready-mixed plaster for this).
https://cdn.w600.comps.canstockphoto.co ... 219021.jpg
https://c8.alamy.com/comp/B10YYT/tracks ... B10YYT.jpg
https://disgruntledduck.com/wp-content/ ... 00x533.jpg
Alas, can't say much (or even anything, now that I think about it) about size comparisons.

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Re: PSC

Post by yantaylor » 28 Jan 2023 21:10

You have nailed it Geb, good job.

Ian

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Re: PSC

Post by gebhk » 28 Jan 2023 23:29

Oops.

Took me a few secs to figure out why you wrote that. No those are not my models, alas, if only... albeit it has taken a while for the penny to drop why you would think they were mine, duh. The top two pics are real tanks that have driven through a field on a nice damp morning. The bottom one is a model by a model-maker with real talent.

Must go get some brain food.... :oops: .

K

Ps the plaster and flock technique is also great for making models of crash-landed planes.....

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Re: PSC

Post by yantaylor » 29 Jan 2023 20:45

Hi Geb, I knew the first two were real tanks, the third I thought was your attempt at re-creating it.

Ian

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Re: PSC

Post by gebhk » 29 Jan 2023 22:28

Alas no. It appears on the DisgruntledDuck website with a rundown of how it was made.

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