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From: "Steve Tyng" <stevet-at-stcharlesmd.com>
Subject: RE: Tank Kits
Date: 4 Oct 2002 09:16:00 +0800
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Here's the link to the Smooth On site.  Interesting stuff.


Steve T.

 -----Original Message-----
From: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-at-rctankcombat.com]
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 6:45 AM
To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
Cc: stevet-at-stcharlesmd.com
Subject: Re: Tank Kits

I am using smooth on casting from viking plastic in Edmonton AB Canada.  The
cost is about $130.00 for a 2 gallon kit..part A and part B..demold time is
about 15 min..great to work with..can be dyed any color..the track combp
idea you have is great let me know how I can help..I will get some pictures
soon..have to borrow a digital camera first.. Garnet
 ----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Pittelli" <frank-at-pittelli.com>
To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 5:39 PM
Subject: Re: Tank Kits

> Garnet & Julie wrote:
> > I am building a 1/5 Canadian Leopard tank out of wood, aluminum, and
> > plastics..the track and road wheels are made from a liquid plastic
> > with a shore hardness of 80d..tensile strength of 3900psi and
> > strength of 4700psi..I make my own molds from rubber, the track has
> > inserts and the road wheels have rubber on the rim..the track and wheels
> > also be made from a harder rubber..
> Got any pictures for me to post on the website?  Molding the tracks and
> wheels is definitely the way to go.  We've done quite a bit of molding
> for warships and once the molds are made the hard work is over.   What
> I'd like to do is combine molded treads with Steve's conveyor belt
> construction technique to yield a very durable, easily constructed track.
> What type of molding plastic are you using?  How much per gallon?
> Frank "The Molding Season Approaches" Pittelli