RFM have put Ausf.J on the sole colour camo illustration.
Page 7 asks the builder to go to pages 19 & 20 to build the engine from parts on sprue L.
Sprue L is from the interior kit an I suspect that pages 19 & 20 should have the missing colour illustrations for the other two marking options.
The sprue map is correct however.
Wow! When did Fruil start that? R Model and Sector 35 will probably cripple Fruils business going direct only. I got sort of fed up with Fruil after the last two sets were nasty to clean up. Ordered a set of R Model & Sector 35 but they haven’t arrived yet. Some Sector 35’s come assembled except for the last couple of links. Should make fitting easy add a link or two as needed… So there are more white metal players on the scene.
Those Master Club links look sweet!
I have a set of Master Club T-55 links, very nice etc. Not sure MC’s little resin pins will hold up long term- no experience here.
Regarding guide horns, Krupp seemed to favor hollow guide horns from what I recall. Of course pictures only way to really know
I use Master Club tracks extensively, especially their T55 track and have had no problems with them. I find the metal tracks are a bit crisper then Fruil. The tiny pins are a bit fiddly but they give you plenty of extras. I find them to be considerable less expensive then Fruils as well. Had to buy a set of Fruils for a BMP build and none of the holes were drilled. Still working on them and have broken numerous bits in the process.
Have a look at the Friul home page: https://friulmodel.hu/
I am going to re-start the kit tracks tomorrow as I have been on the go since 4AM this morning and I am getting tired.
Without knowing what the other 2 marking options look like I see no point in ordering metal tracks before I know if they are open or closed guide horns.
As for Friul QC I agree they have been getting lax.
I could go “of piste” and get some AM decals if RFM don’t get thier act together.
According to my references and research there was less than 1000 Ausf.H made without factory zimmerit so I would have to be picky on what I was trying to replicate.
As you say Krupp favoured open guide horns at least I have something already that is correct even if it is a PITA to assemble them.
I wil put mine on an uneven surface (beams on a flat car) so they have to articulate…
To allign the holes in the links, I used the very sharp points of a stainless pair of tweezers. If you don’t do that, it is nearly impossible to asslemble them. And there are 2 types of pins, like the real ones…