[WWI] Rigging

John Huggins huggins1 at swbell.net
Wed Jul 11 11:51:26 EDT 2007

There are two other (really many more) options.  One is to take a  
bamboo skewer and make a 6 inch handle.  Drill a small hole in one  
end.  Take a regular sewing needle, the size is up to you.  With a  
pair of needle nose pliers, hold the needle covering up about half of  
the eye, and snap off the remaining part.  Now CA glue this to the  
handle.  To use, dip the fork in a drop of CA and transfer it to the  
model. Just touch it to the wire above the hole and let it run down  
the line into the hole.

The other way is to use the tip of a #11 knife.  Same way of  
application, just not as neat.

Plus, with method one, you get to add another high tech specialty  
tool to your kit so you can impress all your modeling friends.


On Jul 11, 2007, at 9:59 AM, Tom Mason wrote:

> Mike,
> One way to apply small amounts of superglue is a guitar string cut  
> it into 3 inch lengths, strip back the wire wraped around leaving  
> about an inch to hold it by. I have used this alot to apply small  
> amonts of superglue and it works great and is an inexpensive  
> applicator. Just put a small drop of glue on the end and apply to  
> hole.
> T.O.M.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Diego Fernetti"  
> <dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar>
> To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>; "Mike  
> Kavanaugh" <mike_kavanaugh at operamail.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 8:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Rigging
>> Mike!
>>> I have been having trouble lately
>>> with using superglue. I can't seem to get it in the hole with the  
>>> thread
>>> without getting some on the wing.
>> Switch to white glue. If you give it time to dry, it's almost as  
>> strong and is much more elastic and less prone to snap. If you  
>> smear some in the wrong place, a wet brush can wipe it clean.
>> D.

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