A bit of news about Pz1 and Pz2 tracks...

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A bit of news about Pz1 and Pz2 tracks...

Joined: May 3rd, 2005, 12:24 am

September 7th, 2011, 1:28 pm #1

Previously, the ACE Pz2 variant series included PE tracks which weren't well received judging from comments on this forum. Following the trend ACE is now using on their 250 variants, they now offer vinyl tracks for the Pz2 series and they look great! Take a look.



These tracks are usable on Pz1 and Opel maultiers as well, and with the lower cost of ACE models they could be great for upgrading tracks on old kits. IMO these appear to be the most detailed Pz1 and Pz2 tracks available in braille scale to date.

Just wanted to give a heads up to those who may be interested.

Cheers,
Peter

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Joined: March 19th, 2007, 9:06 am

September 7th, 2011, 1:36 pm #2

Lower cost? Maybe where you live, they are as expensive as hell around here.
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Joined: May 3rd, 2005, 12:24 am

September 7th, 2011, 1:59 pm #3

At Hobby Terra the Pz2 series goes for US $10.80, and the Marder II is US $12.40. I'd say those are pretty affordable prices considering what kits go for these days.

Of course shipping will cost a bit extra but overall the ACE kits are cheap at Hobby Terra, that's just my experience.

Cheers,
Peter
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Joined: November 18th, 2008, 10:04 pm

September 7th, 2011, 3:54 pm #4

Previously, the ACE Pz2 variant series included PE tracks which weren't well received judging from comments on this forum. Following the trend ACE is now using on their 250 variants, they now offer vinyl tracks for the Pz2 series and they look great! Take a look.



These tracks are usable on Pz1 and Opel maultiers as well, and with the lower cost of ACE models they could be great for upgrading tracks on old kits. IMO these appear to be the most detailed Pz1 and Pz2 tracks available in braille scale to date.

Just wanted to give a heads up to those who may be interested.

Cheers,
Peter
why not give ACE a call/mail maybe he will sell the tracks separate to you or even better as a upgrade set
dont Attack also do resin Pz1 tracks?

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Joined: December 12th, 2004, 8:11 am

September 7th, 2011, 5:20 pm #5

Previously, the ACE Pz2 variant series included PE tracks which weren't well received judging from comments on this forum. Following the trend ACE is now using on their 250 variants, they now offer vinyl tracks for the Pz2 series and they look great! Take a look.



These tracks are usable on Pz1 and Opel maultiers as well, and with the lower cost of ACE models they could be great for upgrading tracks on old kits. IMO these appear to be the most detailed Pz1 and Pz2 tracks available in braille scale to date.

Just wanted to give a heads up to those who may be interested.

Cheers,
Peter
They are very easy to work with and they look great on the PZ II vehicles. The PE tracks for the 250's were a little thin because they had no track blocks. If any of you replace your PZ II etch tracks with the new plastic ones I'll take your old ones off your hands
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 9:01 am

September 7th, 2011, 6:12 pm #6

Nicely done and not too hard to work. My preference for any kit tracks is:

1. Link & Length
2. PE
3. Rubber (yes I know with better tech the rubber ones are as detailed or better than other kits, but you still can't easily get a correct track-like bend around the idler and drive sprocket and track sag is an issue unless you are a seamstress (tie it to a lower roadwheel) or some other method.

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Joined: January 16th, 2002, 5:43 pm

September 7th, 2011, 10:36 pm #7

Lower cost? Maybe where you live, they are as expensive as hell around here.
Mike,

You can buy tracks <em><strong>here</strong></em><em><strong> </strong></em><font size="3" face="times,serif">at only $1.00.</font>


Sincerely Alexey.

http://www.acemodel.com.ua
Sincerely Alexey Blaschuk.
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Joined: March 27th, 2007, 5:02 am

September 7th, 2011, 11:51 pm #8

Previously, the ACE Pz2 variant series included PE tracks which weren't well received judging from comments on this forum. Following the trend ACE is now using on their 250 variants, they now offer vinyl tracks for the Pz2 series and they look great! Take a look.



These tracks are usable on Pz1 and Opel maultiers as well, and with the lower cost of ACE models they could be great for upgrading tracks on old kits. IMO these appear to be the most detailed Pz1 and Pz2 tracks available in braille scale to date.

Just wanted to give a heads up to those who may be interested.

Cheers,
Peter
The tracks look great, but do they need special glue?


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Joined: March 19th, 2007, 9:06 am

September 8th, 2011, 12:43 am #9

Mike,

You can buy tracks <em><strong>here</strong></em><em><strong> </strong></em><font size="3" face="times,serif">at only $1.00.</font>


Sincerely Alexey.

http://www.acemodel.com.ua
Thanks, I don't need any right now but maybe in the future. The page you linked to unfortunately seems to have nothing on it but what I assume is some sort of warning.
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Joined: March 19th, 2007, 9:06 am

September 8th, 2011, 12:48 am #10

At Hobby Terra the Pz2 series goes for US $10.80, and the Marder II is US $12.40. I'd say those are pretty affordable prices considering what kits go for these days.

Of course shipping will cost a bit extra but overall the ACE kits are cheap at Hobby Terra, that's just my experience.

Cheers,
Peter
Unfortunately mail order isn't a great option since to make it worthwhile I have to make fairly large orders to break the shipping and possible duty over multiple purchases or order something fairly expensive that's much cheaper than what I can get it for here. To just order one kit for some tracks could cost me just as much as just going to the neaby LHS and buying it there.
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