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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
Hosted by Darren Baker
Color for M3A1 track
North Carolina, United States
Joined: November 17, 2002
KitMaker: 608 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 09:47 AM UTC
Since this is my first allied tank since my skills developed, I want to make sure I do this right. The instructions call for black pads with metal connectors. Did the connectors get painted or were they left bare metal, and how fast did they rust?
thanks! (++)
Florida, United States
Joined: December 27, 2001
KitMaker: 4,268 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 10:16 AM UTC
The connectors did not get painted and were left a bare steel. Rust could collect on them very quicky IF they stood still for a even a day or two. Since most did not sit still, the rusting was very minimal.
As far as the pads go, do not paint them a pure black but rather a dark grey like an old tire. They were rubber.