[WWI] Stretched sprue for rigging lines?

Stuart L. Malone smalone at kc.rr.com
Mon Jan 17 08:34:52 EST 2005

Although I haven't tried it on anything WWI, I have really been taken 
by something called No Stretch Nylon Beadstring for rigging antennae 
wires on Lesserschmundts and Splatfarts.  It comes in various colors.  
I have black and silver.  I 'unwind' the strands and use only one.  You 
can buy it really cheap from an online bead shop such as this:


			Stuart L. Malone

On Jan 17, 2005, at 6:22 AM, Crawford Neil wrote:

> You don't need to drill holes in the model. It's easier to
> attach to control horns, linkages, control wheels etc.
> Basically it should be more accurate because real aircraft
> don't have little holes going through the wings, they have
> wire and strut attachments, OTOH in 1/72 it hardly matters
> and in 1/48 Lance&Tom etc. seem to make it look like the wires
> attach to the wings properly. Even so I still can't see how to
> do this with mono-filament:
> http://www.wwi-models.org/Photos/Fre/SPAD7/les7_05.jpg
> I use steel wire myself mostly, some sprue, and I'm seriously
> thinking of beginning to do monofilament, because a large percentage
> of the best modeller here do, so how can they be wrong?
> In truth I think a mixture of all methods is probably best, as ever
> there is no single truth.
> /Neil
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org]On
> Behalf Of Patrick Cook
> Sent: den 17 januari 2005 05:10
> To: wwi-models-list
> Subject: [WWI] Stretched sprue for rigging lines?
> Hi all - could someone give me a list of the pros and cons for using 
> stretched sprue for rigging my subjects?
> I have had some success with nylon thread, but it seems that sprue 
> would be useful for a few applications as well.
> Patrick C.

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