dragon t34/76

ok, i bought the dragon kit. it looks good. now tell me the
shortcomings, errors, must haves and general stuff.
is there a better track set?
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Cookie provided his thoughts, awhile back:
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Greg Heilers
...and another review:
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Greg Heilers
thanks greg...always dig the cookster's reviews.
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e
those are good reviews, but are there better tracks? cookie's directions are excellent, but it looks hard.
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e
It depends on what you mean by "better". There are after-market sets; but there is really nothing wrong with the kit tracks. If you mean "easier" (i.e. non-link-by-link)...then just keep in mind: Because of the wide pitch of the T-34 tracks, there are really relatively few links to deal with; so assembling link-by-link is not that difficult on the T-34. The T-34 actually serves as a great introduction to link-by-link tracks. Just follow the hints, in the afore-mentioned reviews, so that everything will match up easier, in the end. Now, also due to the wide pitch of the T-34 tracks, you really *can't* get away with the easier vinyl tracks. Vinyl T-34 tracks seem to "bow", even in the middle of a link, looking very "vinyl-ish". Whereas such bowing is not so obvious on things with narrow-pitch tracks (Panzer I/II for example, and even Panzer III/IV); it really can be a problem with the T-34.
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Greg Heilers
i didn't mean neccessarily easier...though i do need to learn to do links. i mostly wondered if they are accurate and/or is there a metal set. many one piece nylons don't look right to me, so if you say the kit tracks are good, i'll ty them. i don't remember which t34 kit i read has crappy tracks. must not be this one. i will try these. than...er tanks.
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e
The ones with the crappy tracks are the Tamiya ones as well as the Zvezda ones.
Surprisingly, each of those kit's tracks mount better on the other model!
The Mirage/RPM/Maquette ones are not bad but a bit thin and you have to watch out for the version you have. Their very early set only works on T-34 Model 1940s from October-November 1940.
Cookie Sewell
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AMPSOne
i guess i'll give the stockers the cookie assembly directions. any other warnings?
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