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FEATURE: Andy's Track Technique
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2002 - 08:15 AM UTC
A little late on posting this as a forum topic. But I wanted to make a topic for posts on this feature. I am also building in a little more automation on this feature/topic stuff to make it easier on lil ole me.

As usual if you have feedback on this story please leave it here.

Thanks Andy!

Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2002 - 01:44 PM UTC
well jim, the feature was great. but even you know that all of us, have our own ways of mutilating the track links to the kiti my self work in smaller numbers setting the sag between each support rolleri try not use on giant length, because well i'm slow and i find the ones i started with no longer move, but thats just me....otherwise great feature

stug
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2002 - 11:01 PM UTC
I'll try that technique on my brand new DML Hetzer !
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2002 - 01:42 AM UTC
I'm going to try it on my DML jagdtiger kit. Thanks
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2002 - 03:29 AM UTC
Hi Guys

Thanks for your interest. I think I've described the easiest method. It requires one block of time, but is straightforward.

Hey Stug, I submitted my article because the 'short lengths' method had been covered in another article on the site. So you an look for tips there!

Cheers & Happy Holidays
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2002 - 07:09 AM UTC
That's exactly the method I use,esp on DML kits.2 things I alter,
1. I bought a small squeeze bottle with a very fine "hypodermic" type needle.Then I add drops of glue at the joints between links.This is a bit neater.
2. On many of the DML kits,I plan ahead and keep the fenders off,and add them late in the game.This does vary depending on the vehicle.
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2002 - 08:24 PM UTC
Thanks for the great feature article! This came in just in time!
I just bought my first "real" tank, a Tamiya Stug II Ausf G. with DML tracks and Eduard PE set. It looks great even in the box! This will no doubt help me with my first attempt to make a historically convincing model.
Here´s my bad boy, a Finnish "Sturmi". I will use this photo for a vignette/diorama, it provides a full scene with nice groungwork and serious action!


Merry Christmas everybody!
(:-)

Toni
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2002 - 08:48 PM UTC
nice strumi, i think you did a great job. and the technique works, just depends on your time level, my abuse of the system lets me work over period of day as well as set the sag. but hey, we all do things different stug
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 09:21 AM UTC
Let me see if I have this right.
You cut the links apart then glue them back togeather cut end to cut end .


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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 10:04 AM UTC
Hey anybody was this to stupid of a ? to deserve an answer.