Well cast, highly
detailed, easy to clean up and assemble
After assembling WWII Productions Panther tracks recently I had
quite justifiably assumed that they were the pinnacle of aftermarket
tracks due to their ease of assembly and the quality of casting.
However, I was soon to be proven wrong as the Tiger tracks have
exceeded even these. WWII Productions have established a reputation
for quality in the 35th scale market, and as we will find out with
this set, that trend is set to continue into the burgeoning 48th
scale market as well.
Divided into left and right handed bags, the set is neatly and
easily laid out and clearly described instructions are also
included. Upon first opening the packaging, it is quickly apparent
that these tracks have been created with both a discerning and
creative eye, with a particular attention to quality rivals the best
of and easily exceeds most of the equivalent 35th scale offerings of
this subject. Hollow guide horns are often overlooked on 35th scale
track and would understandably be overlooked in this smaller scale,
however no stone has been left unturned by Bill at WWII productions.
The ribs and holes are faithfully reproduced resulting in an
extremely convincing appearance.
The assembly is another success story, and one of the easiest
modelling tasks I have undertaken in a long time. With a longer pin
at one end, it is important to make a note of which end is which and
click in the long end first. Each link takes all of 2 seconds to
join, thus the entire length of assembly for each side is quite
literally a ten minute job. The fact that there is absolutely zero
clean-up required for the links also greatly helps to expedite the
process and is yet another welcome feature of the set, and in my
mind places it as some of the highest quality resin I have ever had
the pleasure of dealing with in the military side of this hobby.
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In conclusion, I would rate these
tracks as easily the best resin tracks I have ever used, regardless
of the scale. The quality of WWII Productions casting, the level of
detail, and the ease of construction all combine here to make one
very special additional detailing set for a very popular and in most
cases interesting subject, so personally a rating of 11 out of 10
would not be an overstatement. There really is nothing else you
could ask for out of a track set, as personally I fail to see a
single failing. They are excellent value for money, and very well