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Title: Das Werk
Post by: NARSES2 on July 31, 2019, 06:16:01 am
In a possible sign of a reaction to the super detailed model which you spend an age on fitting the interior out and then can't see a thing Das Werk are releasing some of their 1/35 Panther kits without the normal interior fittings.

Has the pendulum started to swing or did they simply not have enough interior sprues moulded ?
Title: Re: Das Werk
Post by: zenrat on August 01, 2019, 05:33:41 am
Miniart (I think - correct me if i'm wrong) produce two versions of their more detailed armour - with and without interior.  A good idea if you ask me.

But if you were not satisfied with the trials and tribulations of fitting out a 1/35 interior, I have a Hobby Boss T34 with full interior detail (including engine & transmission) in 1/48.

Title: Re: Das Werk
Post by: NARSES2 on August 02, 2019, 06:13:55 am
I also think it's a good idea.

Interestingly the IBG Crusader AA tank I'm going to build has taken the minimalist approach to the running gear and track assembly which is one of the reasons I bought it.
Title: Re: Das Werk
Post by: zenrat on August 03, 2019, 05:22:08 am
I don't like rubber band tracks but I can see that the novelty of working individual link tracks would very quickly wear off.  Link and length seems to be a good compromise in 1/35 and 1/48.
Title: Re: Das Werk
Post by: NARSES2 on August 03, 2019, 07:00:04 am
I don't like rubber band tracks but I can see that the novelty of working individual link tracks would very quickly wear off.  Link and length seems to be a good compromise in 1/35 and 1/48.

The IBG Crusader has the tracks moulded complete with the inside of the running gear and you attach the individual outer running gear parts to that. Very simple and in 1/72 very practical especially as the Crusader has minimal track sag, if any.
Title: Re: Das Werk
Post by: Old Wombat on August 04, 2019, 02:32:56 am
I don't like rubber band tracks but I can see that the novelty of working individual link tracks would very quickly wear off.  Link and length seems to be a good compromise in 1/35 and 1/48.

Yes!
Title: Re: Das Werk
Post by: rickshaw on August 05, 2019, 06:50:04 pm
I actually prefer the rubber band style of track - if they are molded well,  I look with horror at the amount of work required by individual track links or even link and length tracks.  I am, I know, a lazy modeller.   :banghead:
Title: Re: Das Werk
Post by: NARSES2 on August 06, 2019, 06:17:43 am
I don't think I ever found a practical solution to joining those old Airfix tracks. In the end I'd be nice to my mum for a few days and she'd sew them together for me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Das Werk
Post by: zenrat on August 07, 2019, 05:40:39 am
I used to put  the join over a return roller behind a skirt if possible, or under road wheel if not, and then flood it with tube glue.  It made a sticky mess which adhered to the styrene part it was sat on/under.  Never very satisfactory.