- Sep 8, 2022
Next week I'll be receiving my Tamiya Tiger 1. If anyone has built one; are the kit tracks sufficient or should I get metal tracks?
This is the kit: Tamiya German Tank Tiger I 1/35 Late Version Vintage New NOS Model Kit.Depends on your definition of sufficient .
Which kit is it ?
I've never liked the band tracks but Tamiya's link and length track is pretty good .
New Old Stock
I was wondering which kit # to see what kind of track was included ,
Here's all the Tamiya Tiger I kits in 1/35 :
I've only used the metal track from Friulmodel which are excellent : https://friulmodel.hu/
They had started selling only direct to the consumer a couple of years ago but I'm not sure if that is still the case .
I don't know if the sets being sold by hobby supply sites are remaining stock they had or they can still get products for resale .
G&G might. They are off Westhimer, I think.
Never made it to G&G. Kind of far. I did find tracks online which should arrive in October.Did you make a trip out to G&G ?
Or find the tracks online ?
I learned a neat trick to placing the zimmerit on. In the video he stated that it sticks really well and to help work the sticker in place he brushed water on the model surface and a tiny dab of dawn soap. This made it easier instead of resticking it too many times.Ha ha , yeah , it's quite far from Cypress .
I like those Tamiya Zimmerit stickers .
They match the thickness of the coating in that 1/35 scale .
Zim is only 5 to 7 mm thick on the tanks so should only be .15 to .2 mm thick in scale .
Thanks for the compliment on that King Tiger !
That one has Friulmodel track on it . An Aber barrel and antenna too .
Ok. Thanks for the tipI would use isopropyl alcohol to break the surface tension instead of soap .
That way there's no chance of soap residue acting as a bond breaker with the adhesive .
Probably wouldn't be a big issue with a minimum amount of soap since it will require very little , but ...