Panzer II Ausf. L Luchs Individual Track Links
GTG Resin 1/16 scale
Reviewed by Brett Green
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We are experiencing a Renaissance of large scale modelling at the moment, with a number of model companies launching or expanding their ranges of 1:16 scale vehicles.
The bigger the scale, the more detail is possible. This can be a blessing or a curse depending on your point of view. What might be more than acceptable in 1:35 scale may look toylike in the larger scale.
This presents a unique opportunity to after-market companies. One of the latest to join the large-scale train is GTG Resin.
In addition to re-releasing some of WWII Productions’ famous 1:35 and 1:48 scale Click-Link resin tracks, they have added a number of new releases including this impressive set for Classy Hobby’s 1:16 scale Luchs kits.
Classy Hobby supply single track links with metal pins and they look pretty good. Each of the kit track links is attached to the sprues via three attachments.
GTG Resin’s links feature crisper detail and a convincing cast texture, as well as impressive track pin end detail cast into each side of the links and raised casting numbers.
Furthermore, the resin links are bagged and ready to use with no further preparation necessary.
Assembly couldn’t be easier. Each track link features a short pin and a long pin cast in place. First, slip a link over the short pin, then simply click the other side of the link over the short pin. Wiggle the newly joined links a bit and repeat. It really is as easy as that.
GTG supplies 208 links although you should only need 94 to 98 links per side, so you’ll have plenty of spares just in case.
If you are building either of Classy Hobby’s 1:16 scale Luchs kits, do yourself a favour and buy yourself a set of these excellent tracks.
Text and Images by Brett Green