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Panther 6 Chevron Tracks

WWII Productions, 1/48 scale


Reviewed by Jay Laverty

Catalogue Number and Description: WWII Productions Set no.48004 - Panther 6 Chevron tracks
Contents and Media: 210 individual resin track links
Scale: 1/48
Price: $36.00 AUD available via email from WWII Productions
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Well cast, highly detailed, easy to clean up and assemble
Recommendation: Highly Recommended



With the rapid expansion of the 1/48 scale kit releases, it is a very welcome sight to see some aftermarket accessories becoming available and this set, suitable for both the Tamiya Panther G and Jagdpanther kits, is simply outstanding.

Packaged in separate, handed, grip bags, there are 210 in total with 81 being required for each side, all cast with superb detail, and even feature hollow guide-horns on each link. Something I thought was particularly nice in this scale, considering the fact that a lot of manufacturers don’t bother with that in 35th.

Clean up of the tracks is and incredibly easy affair with the minimal amount of effort required. Personally I found that two methods were equally as useful, the first being a scalpel blade scraped along the recessed very carefully, and the other being an old toothbrush rubbed with a bit more vigour. Either way was surprisingly quick to do and it was not long before both sides of link were completed, and ready to be assembled.
The assembly of the tracks could not be simpler, as WWII productions have chosen a simple click assembly pattern that means each link takes little more than a couple of seconds to do.

Once complete, the length of track is extremely flexible and as you can see in the accompanying photograph fits the drive sprocket perfectly.


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I was equally impressed with the natural sit of the tracks, and while I do not have the road wheels assembled on my kit as of yet, I am sure they will have a very convincing “sag” once in place, if the way they contour the drive sprocket is anything to go by.

These tracks come highly recommended by me, as they are certain to vastly improve the appearance of the finished model, and are not a great deal of effort to use.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to WWII Productions for the review sample.

WWII productions can be contacted at:

WWII Productions
PO Box 100 Waratah
NSW 2298
Email: ww2prod@optusnet.com.au


Text and Images by Jay Laverty
Page Created 02 November, 2006
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