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M4 Track Links; WE210



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Stock No. & Description: RHPS 1/35 Scale Accessory Series M4 No., WE210
Contents and Media: 540 parts in grey styrene
Price: (US) $19.95
Scale: 1/35
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Uses the same system of past RHPS and AFV Club sets, two end connectors and a center link
Disadvantages: Sink marks in the back face of each link; teeth hard to remove and trim due to size (see text)
Recommendation: Recommended for all British Sherman and Grant fans


Reviewed by Cookie Sewell


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Hot on the heels of their T48 and T54E2 track sets from last year come the long-awaited British WE210 pattern tracks from RHPS. They follow the same pattern as the others 30 sprues with 6 links each and 30 sprues with 12 connectors each per set.

The links are well cast on their faces, with the very distinctive "Double I" pattern easily recognized, but have a minor sink mark on the back of each one. While some modelers will ignore this, others will fill in each mark, which can get very tedious. The end connectors are very nicely done, but due to the sprues used by RHPS are somewhat more difficult to cut out and trim up. I lost several with my T48 set which I used on an M12 155mm GMC.

However, while fit with the other sets is generally good and only minor trimming is usually needed to get the pins and connectors together, the pins in this set appear to have a slight offset (similar to "mold shift", the bane of resin kit makers) and will need more work to prepare for assembly. This is a shame, as it is something which I am sure RHPS did not catch before releasing the track sets. Hopefully they will clean up the molds and this will not be a long-term problem.


Cookie Sewell AMPS

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