The tracks are also side-specific and directionally specific as well. The tracks are molded with the guide teeth on the outer edge on the portion that rides over the idler wheel at the rear of the suspension unit and no teeth at all where it passes over the drice sprocket. This means that you not only have to be sure to get the top-run of track the right way round but you also need to be sure it is on the correct side of the tank. This is helped in a small way by the fact that there is a definite direction to US tracks (which is molded in good detail on this model), In the long run be sure to test-fit everything before gluing to ensure that you have it right-way-round. Click on the pioture for a closer veiw,
Here you can see the track on the rear idler wheel with the guide teeth on the outside of the wheel;
Similar attention must be paid to the lower track run as it is designed the same way, both side-specific and directionally specific.
With those considerations out of the way the track assemblies go together easily and fit very well.
The one-piece cast tranmission housing fits onto the front of the lower hull and then the suspension assemblies are attached.
The upper hull and turret are next, the cast hull has excellent detail and fits onto the lower hull cleanly with almost no gaps of any sort.
This kit capture the bulky look of the 76mm gun turret very well it is nicely detailed and fit together with very few gaps.
In the end it all went together just fine, and produces a very good looking model.
When these plastic kits first came out I predicted that they would change the face of 15mm wargaming, if I were manufacturing models in resin or lead for the wargaming market I would be shaking in my boots. At about $5.00US these are superb models at a tiny price. If they could upgrade the instructions and throw in a sheet of decals they would nigh unto perfect.
Very Highly Recommended, John