Yes it is complicated and requires much measurement to be accurate. I prefer to make everything on a project but tracks have always been a problem, mostly because of the repetition. i dont mind making one or two parts which are the same but 270 track links was not happening!!!! if i can find files for sdkfz251d tracks that will be the next project.
for anyone who is interested here's the latest instalment of the saga!!!
I have both drive sprockets made and both idler wheels. track guards are tacked in place to check they cover the tracks. All 5 turrets are now complete so next will be completion of the wheel stations and then the armour skirt support bracketry. After that there are a zillion bolts to fit...........or maybe 2 zillion!!!!!!!!
That looks simply amazing. Incredible craftsmanship.
"You watch the world exploding every single night Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light, Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain The shadow of the Wicker Man is rising up again......" ------"The Wicker Man", by Iron Maiden
Cheers Steve!!! got a little behind schedule this week, real life gets in the way sometimes . I need to finish the wheel stations and when the beast is on its feet I can start adding the side skirt frames, after that the skirts and then the bolting will begin!!!!! 10 days was optimistic and for that I blame Paul for even mentioning a timescale