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Thanks for the reply, coincidentally I've just opened a bottle of Macallan single malt 12 YO Scotch; a gentleman's sipping whiskey. Its incredibly smooth and subtle flavor should not be diluted; Slàinte ....

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There is something incomparable about the FW Baneblade tread assembly. It make's one regret that as a military vehicle it is totally impractical.

I have attempted to duplicate on a somewhat larger scale the detail of this artistic work


http://i.imgur.com/g1IRIXB.jpg


By larger scale it means I'm trying to correct my errors in perception back when I was a mere novice at scratchbuilding and failed to take advantage of scaling hints.

One would think it simple to arrange and glue on the wheels to the base block but there are a lot of subtle variables that needs be addressed for the tracks to run properly and in subsequent posts I will address those issues but for the time being I will just display the project as it stand.

http://i.imgur.com/FSzkQMc.jpg


I've included a production FW Baneblade tread for scale and comparison.

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My Way:

Before anyone informs me that these could have been cast I am aware of the concept.

I prefer to do it my way.

This morning I am putting the final touches on the 52 tread segments; yes all hand made and yes I am certifiable.

http://i.imgur.com/av43g6b.jpg


To facilitate the inner angles of the tread plate I made a simple jig so all the final angles will be pretty much the same degree and the treads also will prove out the same dimensions within a fraction of a millimeter.

Below we see a close up of a finished tread and one to be beveled in the jig.

http://i.imgur.com/95WrffN.jpg


and a top view of the same............

http://i.imgur.com/zKhLUI1.jpg

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Pure craftsmanship! Also would you mind putting up your martini recipe?!

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@Blackadder , you should host modelling retreats in a log cabin, where grown men learn the mysteries plastic glue and martinis for a modest fee!

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You could publish!
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First the important business i.e. fixing a Martini. My daughter and I are a odds as to what quality Vodka to use in a Dry Martini. She ops for a decent brand of Vodka such as Absolute &etc and I think the quality stuff diminishes the taste; I use the cheap stuff. like Zelko or Bowmans In a blind taste test she preferred the Zelko. I never use my Primo potato vodka for Martinis. That stuff is best as a stand alone imbibment perhaps with a little freshly ground pepper in it.

I keep my vodka in the 'frig all the time so it isn't diluted with the ice when you mix it. I have a stainiless steel shaker in there as well. I use filtered water for the ice, nothing special.

The brand of vermouth is most important, I use Noilly Prat Dry which I think is the best. That doesn't necessarily be chilled as you're only going to need a drop or two.

A bartender years ago showed me how to put just the right amount of Vermouth into a Martini. She poured a bit just into the bottle cap and then dripped the drops out of the cap which gives you more control on the amount of Vermouth you are dispensing. I use two drops.

I shake my Martinis; stirring doesn't make it cold enough. I never touch the shaker with my bare hands but always wrap the shaker in a bar towel so the liquid doesn't warm from the touch of your hand.

My shaker has a built in strainer so mini icebergs don't make it into the glass. and of course I use a chilled crystal six ounce Martini stemware.

I garnish with an unpitted olive because stuffed olives contain too much brine with the pimento.

Of course always hold the glass by the stem never the bowl so the drink doesn't warm too quickly.

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It's only when you try to replicate one of these resin masterpieces that you get a full appreciation of the exacting work that goes into the prototype production of the piece.

The track segments have to be just the right size to circle the wheel or the treads will look clumsy.

I'm hoping I have left enough excess link overlap to make the run workable; I can probably take off about 2,0 MM more per link if needs be but I'd prefer not to, we'll see once the rest of the links are installed.

http://i.imgur.com/pLr6rwH.jpg


I picked a skull tread at random and it's not one of the better ones; I may replace it or at least swap out the skulls.

http://i.imgur.com/kYL8MYu.jpg


The comparison shot with an original Baneblade is optically deceiving. both treads appear much the same size........ Ha!

Here we see the side view of the tread and the object of my concern regarding the width of the link in relation to the idler wheel.

]http://i.imgur.com/hRmcU6k.jpg


i'll know later on this evening whether it's a go or not..............

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@Blackadder many thanks, I'll try that drink out

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Monumental, and I'm certainly getting an appreciation for the skill of scratch and prototype modellers everywhere from your BaneMaus (as well as your other logs).

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You and me both......

OMG!

I can't believe it worked! It's one thing to plan out how something will look in your mind but to actually see it reach fruition kinda takes you by surprise.


http://i.imgur.com/FqTZL1t.jpg


The rest is just repetition making the other three run segments

http://i.imgur.com/0DvyU4e.jpg



The problem now is that big gap between the front and rear tread assemblies

http://i.imgur.com/RtqCO4G.jpg


Do I dare compromise and fake the bottom run

http://i.imgur.com/ZuHal03.jpg


Or bit the bullet and make a proper set of track segments

http://i.imgur.com/hOx0YVU.jpg

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Or bit the bullet and make a proper set of track segments
The question I think is, will you expect people to pick up the tank and inspect the underside of the treads? And if so, how do you feel if they see blank track segments?

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