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AFV Club Track Set
« on: January 29, 2012, 02:47:56 AM »
Today I had my first experience with AFV Club products when my Tiger I track set arrived. I have assembled a few links and thought I'd share this neat product with y'all.

My Tamiya Tiger came with the old style flexible one-piece tracks. The kit tracks actually look pretty nice on the tread side but lack some detail on the wheel side, such as the guide pins not having the holes in them that the real ones have. The AFV kit assembles easily but will take a bit of time as there are 95 links per side to glue together! The track is nicely detailed and it is just as flexible as the real thing when properly assembled. Just a little bit of cleanup is needed on the knockout pin marks on the inside of the links but a couple of swipes with a sanding stick or file takes care of them easily. Here are a few poor-quality photos of the first five links that I put together.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9208.jpg
AFV Club Track Set


You simply mesh two links together and then glue the connecting pad/guide pin assembly into the recess made for it.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9205.jpg
AFV Club Track Set


And the track meshes perfectly with the Tamiya drive sprocket. :-tri
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9207.jpg
AFV Club Track Set


From reading other reviews I've gathered that the track also perfectly fits the Dragon and AFV Club SdKfz 181 kits. I can't wait to see the completed tracks installed on "Dad's Tiger"!


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Re: AFV Club Track Set
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 03:53:38 AM »
Excellent! :-clap

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Re: AFV Club Track Set
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 06:17:09 AM »
I built up 25 links to see how they "droop" when mounted on the tank and I think I'll like them a lot!
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9209.jpg
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Re: AFV Club Track Set
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 07:08:49 AM »
This look great!!!!

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Re: AFV Club Track Set
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 11:56:16 AM »
Going great for now! Hope that there will be no problems in future! ;)

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Re: AFV Club Track Set
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 03:45:19 AM »
No problems at all, but it gets rather boring putting the links together. I'm up to 50 links on the first track, only 45 to go and then the other track. ;)


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Re: AFV Club Track Set
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 06:21:14 AM »
Glad to hear that everything is going well. ;)

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Re: AFV Club Track Set
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 06:10:22 PM »
:-ok

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Re: AFV Club Track Set
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 01:08:09 AM »
This project is now complete except for actually installing them on the machine. I've test fitted them to the tank with temporary road wheel installation and they really look great. I highly recommend this trackset!
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9234.jpg
AFV Club Track Set


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Re: AFV Club Track Set
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 08:27:57 AM »
Looks really great indeed!

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Re: AFV Club Track Set
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2012, 11:34:14 AM »
Very real, very real!!!

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Re: AFV Club Track Set
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2012, 11:58:07 AM »
Very nice. ;)