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Reaper332

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #50 on: October 20, 2013, 07:35:13 AM »
No mate JS 2 tracks are a different width to KV tracks, JS tracks are narrower.......as far as I am aware.

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2013, 08:50:30 AM »
I have a set of KV1 metal tracks (from tankarmy.com - must be Mato or something) and when I hold them up against the the Tamiya tracks they look the same or very close at least. I will take some photos. I was think that Tamiya would not have strayed too far from their KV1 kit in developing the JS2.

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2013, 09:02:03 AM »
If you've got the drive sprocket off just hold it between your thumb and fore finger hang the track over it and pull the track down over the sprocket letting the track run on the sprocket, you'll soon see if they going to work

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #53 on: October 20, 2013, 09:39:32 AM »
Yes very true, thanks  :-[  I have attached some pics comparing the tracks.  The Tamiya track is the short section of spare track.  I assume the Tamiya motors can deal with the heavier metal tracks?

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #54 on: October 20, 2013, 09:54:55 AM »
The KV tracks look wider or is it just me... ??? ???

adamc

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #55 on: October 20, 2013, 10:13:54 AM »
Only by a whisker I think.  I could always measure them I suppose (as well as try Damos sensible suggestion)

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #56 on: October 20, 2013, 10:19:18 AM »
The KV track also has more guide horns - one per link, where as the JS2 has one every 2nd link.  Not sure if that makes a difference.  I contacted Mitosal and Kenny Kong and neither have plans to produce metal JS2 tracks.

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #57 on: October 20, 2013, 10:35:45 AM »
You will be fine with metal tracks with Tami gear boxes, I run impact on all my Tamis and have never had a problem. I'm only now going through my fleet and progressively installing gear box braces just to stop any potential harm that may happen. :)

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #58 on: October 20, 2013, 10:50:33 AM »
Mate you will have to get some digital callipers
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Re: New JS2
« Reply #59 on: October 21, 2013, 02:35:00 AM »
Hi guys . Tamiya tracks depict ChZK's  own unique 'lightened' trackform ( used on late KV's  ) . Other factories used the normal all - guidehorned shoes . The only noticeable difference with JS against KV shoes is the width and two small , extra ribs in the centre face . Nothing a bit 'o mud won't hide  ;D  p.s. HL plastic and Mato metal tracks all fit !He Hee .
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Re: New JS2
« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2013, 06:39:14 AM »
Thanks Blimp.  Very interestiing.  The HL/Mato metal tracks are a little bit wider but the spaces for the sprockets on the drive sprocket seem to be the same measurement. I might give it a go and see how we go (and then buy a set of impact KV1 tracks).

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #61 on: October 21, 2013, 09:22:56 AM »
Tamiya  , Impact or Asiatam KV tracks do not fit the JS sprockets , I have just checked  :(  - their pitch ( and sprocket diameters ) are larger   , so it looks as if there will be no closed pin type tracks that fit ( yet ) . On the other hand , 'normal' style alternatives will be cheap and easily sourced  ;D
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Re: New JS2
« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2013, 05:40:05 PM »
Yes, no one is planning on making any metal JS2 tracks at the moment.  Do you know of any alternatives?

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2013, 06:21:33 PM »
Hi Adam, personally I'd hang off, the Tami tracks will look fine for a long time until metals come out, in my experience your better off not wasting your hard earned on maybes and save up for when the good stuff comes out... Just my opinion... ;)

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2013, 06:25:32 PM »
I am with Damo on this one mate, your standard tracks will last a long time...... ;D

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #65 on: October 21, 2013, 06:31:47 PM »
I agree.  They look good and someone is bound to make some suitable tracks at some point.  Its nearly finished - just have to do some rust/grime streaks and pin washes. And make some rolled up tarps.  Would I be right to assume Russian kit like bed roles etc was Khaki or did they use a brown?  Any advice appreciated.

Then on to finish the Panther G.......

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #66 on: October 21, 2013, 06:37:17 PM »
Mix and match mate, they did,

Reaper332

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #67 on: October 21, 2013, 06:38:07 PM »
Yeah I don't think it would matter which you use if not both..

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #68 on: October 26, 2013, 08:50:07 PM »
I think I have finished (maybe a little bit more mucking around with some pigments).  I think it turned out all right.  Its great to drive.  Looking forward to some IR action against a King Tiger or two. The insignia is the 78th Guards Heavy Tank Regiment, Hungary, March 1945.  Apologies if the photos aren't up to scratch - I'm not much of a photographer.

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #69 on: October 26, 2013, 09:32:05 PM »
Its come out great mate............ ;D ;D ;D ;D
Look forward to seeing it at Can Con in January.

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #70 on: October 26, 2013, 09:46:27 PM »
Looks fantastic you should be really proud of this beauty you have done a top job  8)
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Re: New JS2
« Reply #71 on: October 26, 2013, 11:02:50 PM »
Thanks guys, much appreciated. I'm pretty happy with it.  CanCon should be a hoot with plenty of quality tanks.

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #72 on: October 27, 2013, 07:46:51 AM »
Fantastic job...... well done Mr W..... 8) 8) 8) looking forward to seeing her run. ;D

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #73 on: November 03, 2013, 07:28:25 PM »
Just purchased one of these mofos too

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Re: New JS2
« Reply #74 on: January 26, 2014, 06:28:15 PM »
Wonderful build! The IS looks great!
I wanted to let you gus know to keepa  look out at ETO armour. Soon will be carrying the metal IS II tracks.