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FEATURE: Making Tracks
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2002 - 07:12 PM GMT+7
I will be posting Mr Bob's article on assembling plastic individual track links shortly. A very well illustrated article that definately shows the novice track builder what's involved with the job.

Make Tracks!

As ussual if you have feedback or comments for Mr Bob or about the subject please post them here.

Thanks Bob!

Cheers,
Jim

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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2002 - 11:45 PM GMT+7
Thank you for the article !
That's something that always had me suffering... I'll try that method next time !
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2002 - 03:06 AM GMT+7
Good article on link to link glue track hit all the bases. Well done
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2002 - 05:33 AM GMT+7
Hi!
It article just came in hand, since Im about to start trying the link by link tracks on my Pz IV...I loved the way he explained the things, from reading it I think everything gonna be ok for my first time attempt on these tracks...
Cheers
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2002 - 11:06 PM GMT+7
Very nice article. Your work shows the value of good illustrations or photos. Looking forward to seeing more articles that easy to follow. Thanks!

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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2002 - 11:32 PM GMT+7
Very very clearly illustrated article. Even I had already done a number of DML track links, but I think this is still helpful.

Jim, while we at it, can you do a thing on the drybrush with illustrations. I never get a hand of it.... :-) :-)

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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 06:20 AM GMT+7
Great feature!! I was just thinking of posting a request for info on this topic, as I just picked up a Pz. III by DML...my first individual track-links kit. I was thinking, "man, this has got to be a b*tch to put together", but Mr. Bob makes it look not only easy, but fun. Many thanks.

Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 08:04 AM GMT+7
Thank you all for your kind words

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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 10:45 AM GMT+7
Nice article and great work
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 11:32 AM GMT+7
Welcome to ArmoramA Mr. Bob

What a great entrance. Very nice article.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 05:43 PM GMT+7
Bob,
Welcome to ArmoramA, and a very well-written and succinct article.
Thank you
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 07:27 PM GMT+7
Kudos to the new guy! Very fine article, and clear and precise photos! Well done sir!

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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2002 - 05:01 AM GMT+7
Great article! I am just ready to start on the tracks for a DML Pz111, Ausf. E. As this will be my first go at individual track links, your article will be extremly helpfull. I have read other articles on assembling individual link tracks, but your's is the best. The detailed construction photos make the process crystal clear.

Thank you. :-)
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2002 - 06:57 PM GMT+7
Very nicely done. I may be motivated to start on the the Dragon kits I've been avoiding.
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2002 - 01:04 PM GMT+7
I tried it on 1/16 with Verlinden's M113, but on 1/35 it can't be easy. Great article, well illustrated. If this competes for any contests you'd have my vote (if I were in the jury).
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 - 10:04 AM GMT+7
Thank you so much for all your kind words :-) you all have inspired me to write something else but i can't think of anything so till then
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 08:37 AM GMT+7
I just started back model building...and would'nt you know it...the first kit i buy has those pesky individual tracks. Thanks for the article. :-)
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 09:30 AM GMT+7
Marvelous job.
thanks
DJ
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2002 - 02:58 AM GMT+7
great article for the enquiring mind of a born again modeller/back to a novice.
I'd like to request an article featuring the techniques of dry brushing as I havent tried it yet and it kinda has me confused.
Great stuff men, keep it comin!!!
Edge.
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2002 - 10:18 AM GMT+7
Hey Mr.Bob

Quoted Text

Great article! I am just ready to start on the tracks for a ............ As this will be my first go at individual track links, your article will be extremly helpfull. I have read other articles on assembling individual link tracks, but your's is the best. The detailed construction photos make the process crystal clear.


Here, here! I have about 5 kits with single links and never started any of them to I felt I could master them. And as every single person before me ahs said excellent article and thos pictures. Each one speaks a thousand words. As well as being a text book guide to tracks, it is a text book guide to writing an article. People take heed!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:10 PM GMT+7
Now this came in handy!
I had a feeling that there was an article. Im building the tracks for my Stug III and I was feeling helpless with my Dragon individual track links. Thanks for the great article!




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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 09:13 PM GMT+7
Found this article very handy....thanks. Will be working on making individual tracks for dragons elefant soon so will be using this as a guide

thanks
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 10:19 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the article Armorama! This will definately be helpful for my next project which happens to have individual tracks included in the kit
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 06:59 AM GMT+7
I have finaly come to use more or less that method (I always adapt to my liking) !
And I must say I'm very pleased with it, even at the first try !
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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 09:22 PM GMT+7
This is a very good article with lots of details and throughout the building process detailed explanations, photos etc. I think it would be beneficial to all of us to see more articles like this on the site. Just a suggestion. Until I'll get enough experience to share and post my building process and techniques, I'll learn from articles like this and ask tons of questions.
Indeed, this site is great!!
Kind regards,
Sebastian