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I have developed my own technique for assembling individual track links. It took me seven years, but I think this works best.

Here are the steps:

Place a toothpick on a flat table surface and tape it down. Then place a second toothpick 5 to 6 inches from it and tape the second toothpick down. I’ve also experimented with a third toothpick, in the middle, to add stability.

Tape two pieces of sewing thread on top of the toothpicks. Leave a space between the threads. Now begin gluing (I use Elmer’s) the track links on top of the thread in a continuous row. Move down the thread until you reach the end, the final toothpick, 1.

Let the links dry overnight. It’s key not to remove them too quickly.

The next day you can clip the threads and remove the links and place them around the model’s road wheels, 2

The toothpicks keep the glue from sticking the tracks to the table. Better yet, the track is as flexibile as regular plastic or vinyl tracks. I just finished Dragon’s Panzer I and it looks great.

Tip submitted by:

George Fugett
Hixson, Tenn.

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