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'A gaping silken dragon,/Puffed by the wind, suffices us for God./We, not the City, are the Empire's soul:/A rotten tree lives only in its rind.'

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Track links...

... or not.

I peered into the UM kit box this evening, wondering whether I was in the right state of mind to tackle the myriad of Bergepanzer 38 track links... mmmm... wasn't sure. So I got out my wargame Hetzers to see if that would encourage me. They are from a range of manufacturers - Esci, Fujimi (I think), Britannia, and a metal version, possibly SHQ or possibly not:

One in Russian Liberation Army (POA) colours. The POA Hetzers helped liberate Prague from the Germans, and agreed to do so on condition that the Czechs wouldn't hand the POA 1st Division over to the Reds. The POA kept their side of the bargain. The Czech government handed the POA over to the Bolsheviks. You can guess the rest of the story. Funny how people think the Second World War in Europe ended in May 1945.

Unfortunately, my Hetzers weren't enough, and I closed the UM box again.

Instead, I flocked my 20mm plastics:

Canadians from the War of 1812. Much easier!


  1. Easier as long they haven't been drinking!

    I think model tracks may be why I like wheeled AFV so much.

    1. Easier as long as haven't been drinking. Oh, I forgot, old age/medical nonesense means that won't be an issue again.

      Mind you, with wheeled things, why is it that one wheel always refuses to touch the ground?

  2. "There is a time to kit build and a time to refrain from kit building..."
    Well done for knowing which is which!
    Fantastic flocked figures I say.

    1. My thanks! I always knew the RC bible had different stuff in it, but didn't know it was so useful for model makers in particular!

  3. Hi Stephen, try laying out the cut pieces of tracklink on a very thin strip of some masking tape, curl it around the drive sprockets and idler wheels then super glue (not on the tape).

    1. Aha! Now that sounds like a trick worth having a crack at. Cheers, Paul.