[WWI] vac wings

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 9 09:07:44 EST 2007

I tried this 2-blades business using #11 Exactos.  Bob Wheeler (VLE Models) 
told me to put 2 blades in a single Exacto knife handle.  It sort-of worked 
but it's tricky because you have to hold the knife at just the right angle 
for them both to go in equally. I prefer to simply "Eye-ball" it.


>From: "Paul Thompson" <flutes at xs4all.nl>
>Reply-To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>To: <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>Subject: Re: [WWI] vac wings
>Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 13:19:52 +0100
>    I use a single cut with an engraving tool to represent the rib on the
>bottom.  Two parallel cuts close together also represents the rib nicely.  
>should speank in code.
>Parallel cuts to be done by taping 2 blades of choice together. Sabres and 
>rapiers achieve a bad result. Number 11 in the scalpel world does it 
>somewhat better. Also cuts mustard. Can't remember who had the brainwave 
>about taping the blades, seems obvious once stated, but then that's the 
>trick, isn't it?
>Paul T.

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