Nashorn & Sd.Kfz.165 Hummel
|Kit #: AC7304c||Preview by Rob Haelterman|
The Panzer III and Panzer IV (and their derivatives) went through a series of (minor) variations in the track type that they carried. For the 40cm tracks these were:
Note that not every variant carried every type of track. This discussion might also help understand the subject.
are very well cast, with discrete sprue gates and minor amounts of
flash. Even then, due to the finesse of the parts, removing even this
little amount will be no sinecure, especially in the open guide teeth.
While the instruction leaflet shows the parts that you should get, and where they should go, there is no indication how to get them to take the shape that they are supposed to take. I have heard this is best tackled using a hair dryer but I will need to see how this works out.
to the tracks in the Revell Nashorn kit (middle) and Dragon Nashorn/Hornisse/Hummel
kit (right), the Armory tracks have the upper hand. Not only are they
more delicate with sharper detail, they also are the only ones with
open guide teeth and a center section that retains the V-shape of
the skeleton track. (The others have a parallel section.) All three
brands represent the same style of track.
Preview sample kindly provided by Armory.
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Article Last Updated: 01 September 2016