Quoted TextWhen is the best time to fit these on the tank?
Should I glue them together and dry fit them during assembly?
The reason I ask is that on my last project, I painted them and left them off till the end. But I had a hell of a time getting them on and glued down.
Dan, great question. I myself like using the "rubber band" tracks especially the ones that Tamiya has in their kits. Here's my method that I use. I use a two part epoxy glue (gorilla glue here in the states) to glue the two ends together. I then clamp them together and let them set for a day. Then I test fit them to the tank. Sometimes the fit is good and other times they're a bit snug. How I remedy this take a hair dryer and CAREFULLY apply heat to the entire track. All you want to do is get the rubber band tracks warm not hot. Then CAREFULLY, CAREFULLY and gently pull the tracks to stretch them ever so slightly. Let them cool down and reapply to the tank and see if they need more or has this fixed the problem. If the tracks are to your liking then remove them and prime, paint and weather them. I've used this method many times with great success. Hope this works for you.
That's great advice, thank you.