[WWI] Modelling strut end caps
Mon Dec 1 17:42:00 2003
how about wrapping the end on the strut in a strip of bare metal foil?
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> I am now building struts for my 1:48 RE.8.
> The struts themselves are made by sandwiching a thin piano wire
> between two sheets of veneer, then sanded to shape.
> The RE8 struts have prominent metal end-caps that also incorprate
> eyes to anchor some of the rigging wires.
> I am not sure how to simulate these end-caps.
> I tried gluing small bits of .001 brass sheet, but that doesnt work
> The simplest is to simulate the end-caps with paint, and that will
> be my last resort.
> Has anybody had success with other approaches? I think somebody
> of the list mentioned decal paper.
> Any tips, photos of models, will be greatly appreciated.
> thanks in advance