Tasca 1/35 Luchs (late)

I was looking for info regarding where the fire extinguisher was stowed on the vehicle when I found a website showing someone else’s build of this kit. In it the builder had come across a problem with the Fruil white metal sprockets as they force the track out beyond the fender edges like this;

To rectify this I removed about 1mm from the inside of the sprocket using a 6mm drill bit;

You can just see the pencil line where material has to be removed to.

Once done it looks much better;

It’s an easy fix but I am glad I found the build that pointed it out. As for the fire extuingisher I ended up using the kit part in the end as I can’t find the one I lost and besides which the clamp I was going to steal from another etch set was slightly too big for the area on the right-rear mudguard, also I want this done and off the bench as it has been long enough and I have other stuff that needs progressing.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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