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Tread construction using individual links

July 14 2012 at 2:24 PM

John Yager  (Login yagerj)
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I primarily build aircraft but recently bought the Trumpeter 1/35 Soviet B-4 M1931 203mm Howitzer kit for a diversion. My armor builds have been few and very far between so I am just a beginner in some respect. This kit has track treads made using individual links and that's where I'm stumped as to the best way to build the tracks. The links do not snap together - they glue together. What is the best way to build the treads and end up with a convincing look to the treads? I'm assuming the individual links will require being painted while still attached to their sprue. The instructions show 38 links per tread. ANY help would be MOST appreciated. This is a very detailed and unusual looking piece of artillery with its tracks instead of the usual wheels, a very good fitting model and too costly to end up on the shelf of doom because I cannot get the tracks done in a realistic manner. Thanks for any advice.

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