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Merkava III metal tracks
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 10:24 PM UTC
Nathan Ram takes a look at Merkava III metal tracks from Spade Ace in 1/35th scale.

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metooshelah
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 03:50 AM UTC
Thank you for publishing it
zedhol
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 04:50 PM UTC
Thank you for this review. I saw your first photo and the links looked really nice and my immediate thought was "I will have to get some of these for my Merkava III", then I read on...
ArtyG37B
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 08:36 PM UTC
I'm sorry you had such a bad set. I too have this set, I used them on my IIID and they look great and add weight to the kit. Other than a quick clean up of the pin holes with a drill I had no problems with my set. they went together very quick, I personally would recommend them.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 09:10 PM UTC
I did a SpadeAce JS-2 split-link set a bit ago, and had to actually do some light clearancing on each "whole" link to get a good fit, same as these would appear to need. On the positive side, detail was exceptional
Tojo72
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 01:18 AM UTC
I just used a set of their Tiger tracks,no cleanup required at all,perhaps they are a mixed bag with their sets.
darklen
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 12:19 AM UTC
I just finished assembling their Tiger II/Panther II Transport tracks and had zero issues other than the wire was difficult to deal with. I used sewing pins instead and just cut them to length after installing them.
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 02:41 AM UTC
I like the SpadeAce wire I've used so far, it's stiff and thick enough to be sturdy and soft enough to file the ends flat after cutting.