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REVIEW
Panzer III/IV Tracks (Late)
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 10:11 AM UTC
Colin Key takes a look at Kaizen''s Panzer III/IV late (solid horn) workable track links.


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Thanks!
Thudius
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Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 02:06 PM UTC
I think a couple of sets will likely be in the stash in the near future, thanks for the review.

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Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 05:09 PM UTC
I have used the T34 tracks from this company. My critique...the links seem to take forever to assemble. Once completed however, they look great. I'm not sure if my eyes are deceiving me, but the tracks do look a bit undersized until I compared them next to Friul...and found they are spot on and correctly sized. As far as putting them on the vehicle, I had to get my wife to hold the track together so I could get that one last pin in to join up the set...lol. Other than that, I will use them again if I feel patient on the next build.
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Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 06:17 PM UTC
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Next time, you could try a new technique, make them as a closed loop -off the vehicle-, then put them on the tank after removing sprocket and maybe a couple of roadwheels, then put the wheels back on.

Cheers,

Christophe

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Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 06:19 PM UTC
Oh and a big thank you to Colin for this review, I may order some of those tracks in future, especially those Pz III/IV tracks and the T-34 ones.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:41 AM UTC
You're welcome guys. I assembled the tracks as a complete loop before putting on the tank, worked well. Probably about 3 hours to do one side including cleanup.
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 05:07 PM UTC

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Next time, you could try a new technique, make them as a closed loop -off the vehicle-, then put them on the tank after removing sprocket and maybe a couple of roadwheels, then put the wheels back on.

Cheers,

Christophe




I tried your suggestion, but my baseball bat size fingers would not allow passage when dealing with the sprocket, thus leaving me the only choice of having the wife help me out (how embarrassing)!
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Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 08:24 AM UTC
I got my Kaizen Tiger I Early just this morning. I did a few links and I am super satisfied with it. No more Friuls for me from now on. By tha way DRAGON INDI LINKS for my JagPanther are so out of proportion, they dont fit the sprockets unless you file the teeth down. I will definitely order another KAIZEN for my Jagpanther (Dragon) next month.
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Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 11:13 PM UTC
I have a set of their Tiger Late tracks on the workbench right now.
Tojo72
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Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 11:40 PM UTC
It says that they are vinyl,I was curious about how they paint up,also how much for a set ?
ColinEdm
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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 01:28 AM UTC
They painted up just fine for me. It was about $25 CDN for a set.