Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 06:07 AM UTC
Sector35 has eight new track sets hitting the stores with the set for the Pz.Kpfw III/IV Ostketten being the ones that caught my eye.
Sector35 is a fairly small company from memory but they are quickly building up a good number of metal track sets in 1/35th scale that look as good and in some cases better than the more established manufacturers products. At the moment I only know of one retailer of Sector35 products and that is EuroModel which is where we have linked to for this manufacturer. Here is a breakdown of the latest Sector35 track sets;

SEC3532 - JS-3, JS-3M Metal Tracks
SEC3533 - Sd.Kfz.251 Hanomag Metal Tracks
SEC3534 - Sherman M4 (VVSS T48) Metal Tracks
SEC3535 - Sd.Kfz.184 Ferdinand Metal Tracks
SEC3536 - KV-1s, KV-85, SU-152 Metal Tracks
SEC3537 - Pz.Kpfw III/IV Ostketten (Early type) Metal Tracks
SEC3538 - Type 97 Chi-Ha Metal Tracks
SEC3539 - 2S1 Gvodzika MT-LB Metal Tracks
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Thanks, Darren, for sharing this bit of news. Friulissimo could use a little competition, especially on price. These are a bit pricy still, but perhaps it will prevent further price creep from our friends in Hungary. How are the links put together? Flexible ferrous wire like Friuls, I presume? Many modelers, myself included, sometimes resort to brass wire because it's stiffer, though also more expensive and harder to darken.
JAN 10, 2013 - 07:17 AM
Looks like they have real pins in them?
JAN 10, 2013 - 10:31 AM
Hi all I am Daniel and i took the pictures of these products. Most of the Sector35 Tracks have to be assembled like Friul tracks, with a smooth metal wire on the full lenght(no brass for you Bill) Some tracks need only half wire, a pin is present of one side and other side need to be close with a small lenght of wire. Sherman tracks are like this. One of the latest track set for the Sd.Kfz 251 is really special. the track parts are casted a bit larger in a light shape of V and have two pins. Then they need to be pressed to closed the pins in the holes. They dont require any glue or wire. If you want some more picture or information please ask Greetings Dan
JAN 10, 2013 - 10:43 AM
These look like the same white metal as Friul, which means Blacken-it or similar solutions will work perfect on them. I'm in! I also like that they have a lot of modern sets not covered by Friuls, gives us more options for other kits. Nice... Best, Mike LINK LINK
JAN 10, 2013 - 05:33 PM
Hi, Just to avoid any confusion for potential customers, the Pz.Kpfw III/IV Ostketten you mention are better known as 'Winterketten'. "Winterketten were developed in 1942 for use in winter conditions on the Eastern Front." 'Ostketten' were a completely different, later design. Grant.
JAN 10, 2013 - 09:25 PM
the Gvozdika tracks is good news regarding the coming Trumpeter kit
JAN 10, 2013 - 09:42 PM
Yes totally right i didn't see it when i listed the new items and i had simply copied the manufacturer description I will inform him to change it. Thanks Dan
JAN 10, 2013 - 09:43 PM
Hi Dan, I was just looking through your catalogue and noticed this 'Tiger mid track' set on your front page: SEC3526 According to the photo and item number these should be 'PzIII/IV 40cm' tracks. There were no 'mid' Tiger tracks, just 'Early' and 'Late' types (and 'transport' tracks). Grant.
JAN 10, 2013 - 11:19 PM

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