[WWI] Turnbuckles etc. in modeling

Ray Boorman fokkereiv at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 20:17:49 EST 2007


I used stretched cotton bud sticks with wire inserts as intake manifolds for
rotary engines. Much better in 1/72 than PE and the wire insert means they
bend quite nicely.

Ray

On 2/21/07, Michael Moore <maxwinthrop at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Along similar lines I've had what I consider good success with stretched
> cotton bud sticks.  It definitely takes some practice to get the plastic
> sticks to stretch without pulling them in half, but it does work.  It takes
> me about 10 cotton buds to get enough good stretches to rig a 1/48 Albatros
> DIII.  I rig with monofilament "invisible" thread and then slip the
> stretched tube over the thread.  I paint the thread a dark gray and the
> turnbuckles a metallic gray.
>
>   Mike Moore
>
> Mike Robinson <mr1057 at frontiernet.net> wrote:
>   I've used the Part set for 1/48th, and they look OK, but they are flat
> and
> still don't look quite "right". I used them on my Martin Handasyde.
>
> Since I built that I've found some fine gage wire that has an insulation
> with an outside diameter of .008", and an inside diameter of .003". It's
> easy to slice and strip off, and takes paint well. I am going to try it on
> my Seagull to see how it looks.
>
> Cheers
> Mike
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Kendix"
> To:
> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 9:37 AM
> Subject: [WWI] Turnbuckles etc. in modeling
>
>
> > Hi:
> >
> > The Part photo-etch set for the Roden 1/72nd scale Albatros D.I provides
> a
> > set of mounts for the struts and turnbuckles to be attached to them.
> Anyone
> > used these?
> >
> > I know Shane Weier said that it was difficult to represent turnbuckles
> even
> > in 1/48-th scale but Peter Plattner did a pretty decent job on his Lloyd
> > C.V.
> >
> > Michael
> >
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