WW2 Productions
Pz.Kpfw 38(t)
Track Set

1/35 Set No. 35005
Review by Terry Ashley

This track and detail set from WWII Productions is designed for the Tamiya Marder III (Kit No.35248) and Marder IIIM (Kit No. 35255). Cast in the usual light gray resin the set consists of approximately 220 track links. As with any resin parts a quick wash in soapy water before use to remove any residue is advisable.

The Track Links:
These have excellent detail including casting numbers on each link and the indentations on the track guide teeth. There is some fine resin film ‘flash’ in each tooth hole that needs to be cleaned off by either waving a sharp x-acto #11 over them or as the instructions suggest using an old toothbrush to gently scrub the flash away.

Again the big plus with these tracks is the simple click together assembly; although a particular technique is best with these as they have to intermesh with each other. Each link has a large and small pivot pin (see image Step 1), next slip the next link over this large pin (Step 2) and then click the link into place over the smaller pin (Step 3). It would be advisable not to clip and unclip the links as you will wear away the sides of the locating hole for the small pin meaning it won’t hold.

WW2 Productions
WW2 Productions
Assembled tracks around sprocket

The Instructions:
A double sided A4 page is included which includes general instructions as well as specific instructions for assembling the track links.

Another excellent and well detailed set of track links for the excellent Tamiya Marder III and just in time for the soon to be released Marder IIIM. It would be possible to use these on other manufacturers Marder kits but some alterations may be needed to their drive sprockets.

The Resin Bits
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