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1/72 Vinyl "Rubber Band" Tracks Solutions

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  • Member since
    May 2014
  • From: Westfield, MA
1/72 Vinyl "Rubber Band" Tracks Solutions
Posted by Matt Sawyer on Friday, February 17, 2023 12:34 PM

Quick question for all you 1/72 armor modelers. What are the best ways to attach the ends of vinyl tracks together? I have tried stapling them but with mixed results.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, February 17, 2023 3:42 PM

It's tricky since they are often so fragile. I've used the heated "mushrooming" method with mixed results as well as the staple method. I've also sewed with very fine thread called "invisible thread" used for hems. It comes in a clearish brown tint.

I've also bought newer kits solely to use the link & length tracks those kits come with.

Yes, buy a kit just for the better tracks.

There are also photo etched tracks out there for certain kits. I've used them on a Panzer III and they look good, but are not for the faint of heart.

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