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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:59 am 
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Hi

I want to put a small amount of 'rigging' on my 1/1250 ships, however, as I only want a representation - will the readily available thread of 0.75 and 0.3 be too thick?

Can anyone advise please.

Everett


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:27 am 
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I don't know what units your 0.75 and 0.3 are in (mm? inches?), but both would be too thick for sure. The best option would be to use stretched sprue, as per Jim Baumann's method, since you can control how thin you want it to be: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=37536

Alternatively, the thinnest commercial product is UNI-Caenis, a fly-tying line. It is just about right for 1/700 scale, so would be too thick for 1/1250 if you were thinking of doing ALL the rigging, but should be fine for your purposes of a few simple strands for representation.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:37 am 
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Thanks Timmy :thumbs_up_1:

I have just been putting up masts with 'Flower Arranging' wire, very inexpensive instead of brass.

I will look at the site for my representational rigging....and keep in mind that recommended for 1/700

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:53 am 
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Hi All:

You guys either have eagle eyes or have magnifiers that can see past the microscopic range! I have trouble with 1/700! How in blazes does one work in a scale that small? Holy Crap! Let me know please? Really interested to know. It may help me with 1/700 builds. Thanks

Stephen C.
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Consider also fake hair from a wig shop. It is somewhat stretchy and comes in many colors.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:53 am 
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Everett wrote:
Hi

I want to put a small amount of 'rigging' on my 1/1250 ships, however, as I only want a representation - will the readily available thread of 0.75 and 0.3 be too thick?

Can anyone advise please.

Everett


Hi Everett,

I use infini Black Lycra Rigging (https://freetimehobbies.com/infini-models-black-lycra-rigging-20-denier-145ft/) and Uni-Caenis (https://www.ffnproshop.com/uni-caenis-thread) in black and 20 Denier. The latter, if you need to attach flags, etc., as lycra is not stable enough for this. Works perfect. See an example in 1/1200 scale here in the board -> http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=14016&p=909929#p909929

Jack


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:33 pm 
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I'm new to rigging my 1/700 model ships and I'd like to get recommendations as to what the best products are to use as the "thread." I've looked at online videos, so I think I can figure out the actual installation process, but I'm unsure about the material to use for the simplest and best looking rigging. Thanks in advance for any help!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:01 pm 
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This is Uni Caenis on Flyhawk 1/2000 Bismarck:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:38 pm 
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intruder500 wrote:
Hi All:

You guys either have eagle eyes or have magnifiers that can see past the microscopic range! I have trouble with 1/700! How in blazes does one work in a scale that small? Holy Crap! Let me know please? Really interested to know. It may help me with 1/700 builds. Thanks

Stephen C.
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I found Modelkasten, 1/700 0.07mm - worked great for me.

viewtopic.php?f=59&t=161768&start=60


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