John Van Kooten
@Gábor: I can assure you, when you need to shorten Sherman DS tracks, they are not easy to work with
one of the problems with DS tracks is, is that the length they come in is what you have to deal with. If you need to change length, you're screwed. Especially, of course, when they are too short!
just ask the braille scale (1/72) guys about that
Other problems are that they are often flattened or wavey, because of the way they were packed and/or ejected from the molds. I have two DS track sets that were packed in the black long container (to protect them from deforming) but the black container was jammed between a couple of sprue bags, in a way that half of the track horns were flattened and the DS tracks were no longer straight, rendering them useless.
Single link tracks (from any brand) have none of those problems.
But like I said, I don't really have an issue with the DS tracks themselves and I definitely understand why people like them. They are much better than the old rubber bands. It's the fact that they are the only option, pretty much rammed down our throats, even with so many people complaining about them (for good reasons).
With the current prices of Dragon kits I really don't want to dish out another 30 Euro for a set of Friuls. Especially not when Dragon already has a perfect solution that they could have easily included and make everybody happy. It's just that they won't... for some reason...
01. December 2014 at 20:33:43