assemble the soft tracks
- 0.3mm brass-wire is
very important in the 1:72 military world.
- Drill some 0.3 or
0.35mm holes at the hull right above the return
- Insert the 0.3mm
brass wire into the holes and press against the
return track so that the track cannot spring out
- Each size of the
track usually required 3-4 wires. As the wire is
very thin, it is almost not visible.
- Use the instant
glue to fix the wires at the hull inner surface.
- Adhering the track
ends cannot just use the instant glue. We should
first apply the epoxy (called yellow glue or
synthetic rubber glue), after several minutes
apply the instant glue to harden the yellow glue.
Then the bonding becomes excellent.
Some comments on the
soft track models--Dragons and Hasegawa:
1. The latest Hasegawa
track such as the Wirbelwind is soft enough. But the
detail is very poor. The worst thing is the connection of
the track ends which is very thick.
2. The Dragon track is
very soft and detailed. The connection of the track ends
is prefect. But the track of the Elephant is over-length.
The tracks of other Dragon models such as the M1 and
Panther are perfect to me.
My Own Opinion
I rather appreciate the
Dragons soft track as:
- The track-link
profile is more streamlined than the hard one.
- No need to
assemble/cut the tracks piece by piece.