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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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How does AFV Club M113 tracks fit?
HermannB
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2020 - 02:34 AM UTC
Title says it, will the Vinyl track of the kit look authentic or do I have to get AM tracks?
stikpusher
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2020 - 05:40 AM UTC
The single piece soft AFV 113 tracks look ok. The detail is accurate to the real tracks. The main challenge is articulation around the sprocket and idler wheels, and the proper sag look. One experience I consistently have with the single length AFV soft tracks is that they tend to break after installation and/or painting, even with acrylics.
I would recommend AM tracks, just due to that experience.
TankManNick
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2020 - 05:51 AM UTC
AFV Club tracks are so soft they bend around sprockets and idlers most unrealistically. Detail is good, but I the overall look does not convince me.
Frenchy
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2020 - 07:57 AM UTC

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AFV Club tracks are so soft they bend around sprockets and idlers most unrealistically. Detail is good, but I the overall look does not convince me.





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HermannB
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2020 - 08:40 AM UTC
Thanks guys! I guess I`ll have to go with Modelkasten.