[WWI] Stretched sprue for rigging lines?

Mike Muth mikemuth at ptd.net
Mon Jan 17 17:05:27 EST 2005

I also use thread, but instead of stretched sprue....something I have never 
mastered...I use ceramic wire. Very thin yet it stays straight over 1 foot 
in length. I use black colored thread, the same color as the wire. There is 
a link on the web page for the place that sells it.
Mike Muth
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J.R. Boye" <mercyandhope at juno.com>
To: <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 11:37 PM
Subject: Re: [WWI] Stretched sprue for rigging lines?

> Hi Patrick ;
>     I also use nylon thread for rigging (the tinted variety ), but have
> also found places where the rigidity of stretched sprue works better. I
> especially like it for control wires to horns and some hard-to-reach
> places. I don't like it for longer wires because it can vary in
> thickness, be brittle and isn't easy to keep straight.
>    I use grey colored sprue for stretching because I think the color
> works as is. I work in 1/72.
>    Sounds like we have the same technique.
>             J.R. Boye

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