[WWI] Darkening bamboo struts

Michael McMurtrey mcmurtreyjames at twc.com
Sat Oct 21 13:27:44 EDT 2017

As an aside, if you need bamboo for struts,visit your nearest Panera  
Bread. Their coffee stirrers are bamboo. And the food is good, too!.

Michael McMurtrey
IPMS-USA #1746
IPMS-Canada #1426
CAHS #5646
Carrollton, TX

I'm not really a pompous ass; I just play one on Hyperscale!

On Oct 21, 2017, at 9:23 AM, Michael Kendix wrote:

> Hi Neil:
> I haven't built a model for ages but here's one I built using bamboo  
> for the struts:
> http://www.wwi-models.org/IM/AH/phonix.html
> Building Artur's 1/72nd Scale Phönix D.III - wwi-models.org
> www.wwi-models.org
> This article originally appeared in the July 2000 issue of Internet  
> Modeler. Building Artur's 1/72nd Scale Phönix D.III by Michael Kendix
> I only used them a couple of times. Of course, bamboo chopsticks  
> cost nothing but first off, you need to use CA glue, which I am not  
> that fond of and secondly, making regular plastic struts from  
> styrene strip is straightforward and they are plenty strong enough,  
> especially in 1/72nd scale.
> Michael
> From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org <wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org> on  
> behalf of Crawford Neil <Neil.Crawford at volvo.com>
> Sent: Friday, October 20, 2017 3:07 AM
> To: World War I Modeling Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Darkening bamboo struts
> The worst of it is, that I'm veering towards using mahogany and not  
> staining at all. I reckon that if I soak struts made of mahogany  
> deck planking in CA, they'll be quite strong and also the right  
> colour.  Sorry for bothering you all!
> I started carving a propeller so as to avoid the whole issue of  
> struts, and then found I'd carved both sides in the same direction.  
> Good thing I've developed a philosophical attitude to this kind of  
> thing.
> /Neil
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org]  
> On Behalf Of dave fleming
> Sent: den 19 oktober 2017 11:07
> To: World War I Modeling Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Darkening bamboo struts
> Quoting Crawford Neil <Neil.Crawford at volvo.com>:
> > Thanks for all the suggestions, it sounds like I can do more or  
> less what I
> > feel like! Most thinned paint/ink/water colour seem to work.
> > /Neil
> You could also use the stuff you get for full sized projects. Wood  
> stains and coloured varnishes
> Dave
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