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Churchill British Infantry Tank Track (Workable)

AFV Club 1/35 Churchill British Infantry Tank Track (Workable) First Look

By Cookie Sewell

Date of Review November 2008 Manufacturer AFV Club
Subject Churchill British Infantry Tank Track (Workable) Scale 1/35
Kit Number 35156 Primary Media 320 parts in dark brown plastic
Pros Nicely done Cons Nowhere on the box does it state how many links are needed
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $16.00

First Look

The complementary single link tracks are nicely done, and if the model is to be displayed with the fenders and mudguards removed or missing is probably the best way to go. These are of the later pattern track with open hinges and cleated bar. Each link consists of a base section and a tongue-shaped “keeper” which is cemented to it. Assembly requires trapping the bar at the back of the “keeper” of one link with the base and “keeper” of the next link, and leaving one link open when complete to fit the set to the model. There are two ejection pin marks on each link, but they are shallow and sit where a few passes with a sanding stick will eliminate them.

Note that nowhere on the box does it state how many links are needed but the documents I have list either 70 or 72, which leaves about 16 to 20 spares in the box for use as additional armor protection if desired (use photos for this).

The tracks are molded in a dark brown, which considering they tend to have a high manganese level is close to correct so use that as a basis for painting before weathering.

Sprue Layout:

  • 40 x 8 Two-piece single link tracks