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 Post subject: Rigging thread
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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 Post subject: Re: Rigging thread
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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