[WWI] Darkening bamboo struts

Ray Boorman fokkereiv at gmail.com
Sat Oct 21 16:49:27 EDT 2017

They make great paint stirrers too

On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 1:29 PM, Michael McMurtrey <mcmurtreyjames at twc.com>

> 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
> <http://www.wwi-models.org/IM/AH/phonix.html>
> Building Artur's 1/72nd Scale Phönix D.III - wwi-models.org
> <http://www.wwi-models.org/IM/AH/phonix.html>
> 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
> <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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