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Types of Tank Tracks

This photo of tank tracks shows the complexity that has to be reproduced on an accurate model.  Details include rubber pads on the outside, guide horns on the inside and track pins and connectors on the edges. Introduction This article ...

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Model kits materials

Modern injection molding processes mean that complex three dimensional shapes like this can be produced. Introduction This is a brief summary of the different materials commonly used in scale model kits, describing their characteristics and differences. Background Model kits are ...

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Learn all About Fillers

Introduction This article explains the different types of gap filling materials available to modellers.  Techniques for filling gaps are covered in the article ‘Gap Filling’ . This is the modeller’s nightmare.  Not only is there a gap between the two ...

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Learn all About Glue

Introduction This article will deal with the various types of glue available to modellers, explaining their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.  It does not cover the techniques of applying adhesives which are explained in the article ‘Joining Parts Together’ . Remember, ...

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