Well, the HobbyBoss kit has turned out to be a very labor intensive undertaking. Bad fit and flash everywhere. The worst part of it is the tracks which are supposed to be workable but are also full of just enough flash that they don't like to go together. Moreover, if one pushes the connecting pins in far enough that they don't fall out it breaks the link. Sigh. The appeal of scraping and filing over two hundred indy links is low at best.
Since I do this for fun and am really not having any struggling with the little plastic monstrosity I need to rethink this project. I'll let y'all know what I come up with
Bill I wanted to be able to model a broken track with perhaps the other side articulated on a pile of rubble. Perhaps this is possible...
Deano yes I am disappointed in HobbyBoss, don't think they and I will be doing business again
Research indicates that ModelKasten makes workable T-26 track sets so there's the answer. It's rather annoying that they will cost close to what I paid for the model but such is life I guess. Just have to wait for them to get here from The Barrel Store and this one should be back in gear
They're tiny and they must have the pins glued in. I am accomplishing this with a spare application of CA on the pin flange. The eyes get tired quickly doing them. That being said, they are lovely, well detailed, and go together with reasonable ease. Now if I can finish them before I go blind
but I guess ya can't have everything. Therefore, instead of a blown track that's not going to articulate realistically I guess I'll have to put a hole in it somewhere and perhaps partially burnt. There will be plenty of time to decide this while I am finishing the wee little devil tracks