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SkunkModels Workshop T-154 Tracks
BigSmitty
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2012 - 03:20 PM UTC
A built review of SkunkModels Workshop''s T-154 Individual Track Link Set for the M109A6 Paladin self propelled gun.

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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2012 - 03:32 PM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2012 - 03:36 PM UTC
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Excellent review Matt, thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2012 - 03:47 PM UTC
I got a set of these and have to say I was disappointed. The track pins lack the hollow 'D' shape, sink marks in the pads, and the end connector details are soft. Compare them to the way they should look (photo from Prime Portal)



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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2012 - 03:51 PM UTC
I'm with Jim. AFV Club's tracks are much better detailed.
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2012 - 04:24 PM UTC
@Jim and Gino

I agree with the both of you. The AFV Club T-136s have a great deal more detail, have less cleanup and fit the Italeri drive sprockets better than the SMW. If you're on a really tight budget and HAVE to replace the horrific kit tracks, these are a good second option.

I'm waiting to see if the Riich T-154s are a knock off of these, but I haven't found them. Also waiting to see if the Riich Models M109A6 ever comes to light as well.

Cheers fellas!
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2012 - 04:32 PM UTC

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If you're on a really tight budget and HAVE to replace the horrific kit tracks, these are a good second option.



I don't know about that. From what I can tell, they actually sell for about the same price. Both are about $15 including shipping from Lucky Model.
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2012 - 04:41 PM UTC

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I don't know about that. From what I can tell, they actually sell for about the same price. Both are about $15 including shipping from Lucky Model.



Wow, those are both pretty close in price. I don't know why I thought the AFV Club tracks were so expensive. Might have been when I got them, or I'm just slowly going senile.