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Tracks
Posted by Vett on Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:06 AM

I've noticed that some people staple tracks togather, I'm building a 1/35 tank and the tracks are Vinyl in different lengths with a flat tab to be glued I'm using liquid glue but I'm afraid they will come apart so I thought I would try the staplething but it will show

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:16 AM

What kit is it that you’re building? The new gluable single length tracks take the glue and stick together at the glue contact points pretty well. But they also tend to be quite sensitive to environmental conditions and anything beyond water based paints and may break after a short time. The older single length tracks that needed a heated screwdriver to mushroom over the pins do not glue well, except for perhaps the CA glues formulated for RC car rubber or vinyl tires.

Yes, stapling will show. On some kits that’s not a big issue as the stapled area can be concealed by side skirts and such.

 

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Posted by Vett on Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:23 AM

Right now I'm building a ww1 mk iv tadpole by emhar

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 19, 2020 3:22 PM

Vett

Right now I'm building a ww1 mk iv tadpole by emhar

 

Never built that one myself, but I’ve heard about it from guys in clubs that I’m in. I’d suggest trying the Black CA glue for tires with those tracks before going to staples.

 

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, July 19, 2020 6:22 PM

If you resort to staples, use the smallest you can (like from a ministapler from an office supply). and, with a Tadpole, you'd want them on the bottom to "show" less.

The other alternative would be a setof ModelCellar individula tracks in styrene; the PanzerShop Resin ones; or the Fruil metal ones (which are about US$60 o_O).  Scalemates has no price data on PanzerShop or ModelCellar.

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Posted by Vett on Sunday, July 19, 2020 6:31 PM

I am trying CA glue right now I'll check it in the morning. As far as buying tracks I only paid $15 for the kit and not a great kit to afford $30-60 tracks 

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