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VisionModel IJA Type 97 Track Links
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Posted: Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 04:32 AM UTC
Russ Amott takes a look at a set of replacement workable track links for the IJA Type 97 ''Chi Ha'' Medium Tank from Vision Models.

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Posted: Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 09:42 AM UTC
Good review, Russ.
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Posted: Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 10:02 AM UTC
Thanks for this review, I've been wondering if they were worth getting or not. Looks like I'll be buying a few in the near future
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Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 11:28 AM UTC
Thanks for the replies and James, thanks for getting this up. Now, who makes an interior set for the Type 97?
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Posted: Monday, January 03, 2011 - 05:37 PM UTC
Thanks for the review. I'm definitely buying these!
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Posted: Monday, January 03, 2011 - 09:35 PM UTC
They don't look as good as Modelkasten's workable tracks, which are crisper I think and also most importantly have the hole in the teeth going all the way through.

It would be nice if that was mentioned in the review...


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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 05:04 AM UTC
Another two points to make when reviewing track links. Mentioning the 'media' used, i.e., injection molded, resin, metal, etc., would be a huge help in determining a purchase...of any and all track links. Another statement that needs to be expressed is the issue of 'sink marks'...a killer (a non purchase) for me when looking for non rubber band replacements. When individual track link kits, workable or otherwise, cost as much as the kit they'll be used on, knowing about sink marks will make all the difference on my decision, and type, of purchase. Just my 2 cents!!! Good review however!!