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  1. If you were using VMS anti- slip,you need to use the standard one for a Merkava tank. An Abrams would use the scattered type. You tube video is excellent at showing the technique martin
  2. VMS do three types of anti-slip texture, airbrushed type ,standard type and scattered type. The scattered type ŵould be used on an Abrams,but I would think a Challenger would have the standard type applied. martin
  3. As I said in one of my posts(they were on twice!) I fitted some Bronco workable tracks to a Tamiya Challenger 2, and there were 76 links per track. I have just completed a Ryefield Abrams with the same type of workable tracks and they are great tracks. I make a jig for building them,and roughly measure what length the tracks will be. I never just assemble them to the number as per instructions,as they may then be too long. martin
  4. I have been in touch with Ryefield, and was told that 87 links per track is a mistake in the instructions, and there are in fact 80 links per side. Ryefield are excellent models, but they do tend to make a lot of instruction mistakes. Martin
  5. I have been in contact with Ryefield and was told that 87 links shown in the instructions is a mistake. They have told me that there are 80 links per side, but I built a tamiya challenger 2 last year with aftermarket tracks ,and there were 76 links per side.Either way, there will be enough supplied with the kit. Ive yet to start my build. Martin
  6. I am currently building the Ryefield Models M1A2 Sep Abrams TuskII with full interior. What colour is the best to use for the gas turbine engine. Ryefield give a 50% mix of matt black and polished steel, but seems way too dark for an engine colour. Thanks martin
  7. Ryefield Models have released this kit. I have it on order now. Martin
  8. I completed a Chally 2 earlier this year with the CIP panels of PE. I modified a small pair of pliers to get the bends correct, had no problems with getting the correct bends. Martin
  9. I am just going to make up the links to 91 and see what happens,if they are too long I can take the pins out and shorten them or add links as necessary. It’s not so much cleaning of the links it’s just getting a good fit to enable the pins to be fitted freely. Might end up using wire yet,as the resin pins are really not strong enough. Martin
  10. Thanks, found another post that says there are 91 links with the kit,suppose i could have counted the link and length in the kit. I’ve been using the resin pins,they don’t seem all that strong,as I have snapped a few. I am going to carry on using the resin pins and see what happens. I am finding that there is more cleaning to do on the links than I had first though, to make them a good fit for the pins. Used Fruil tracks in the past,with no problems. Martin
  11. How many links are there per track? Thanks. I’ve started making up the tracks,using the resin pins,just have to make sure the links are clean,and without any flash. I’ve tried the section that I have made up on the sprockets,and there are no problems Martin
  12. Not sure about a recent release. I have not started making the tracks up as yet. Martin
  13. The worn pads were i think a couple of pounds dearer. They look ok. Martin
  14. Hi, I am about to start making up the Masterclub tracks for my 432. I got the ones with the worn pads. Is it best to glue the pads on as you make the tracks up? Thanks. Martin
  15. I will obviously test the tracks on the sprocket first. It was on a review that I read about having to trim a little off the sprocket teeth. Should get the tracks in the post tomorrow. Martin
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