Actually, regarding the SPAD, there is something you should take note of.
There is a common error that both model makers and builders alike commonly make, and that is assuming that all its' rigging is the same.
If you find any good historical photo of a SPAD, notice that the main span-wise cross-bracing for the wings is not the same gauge as the rigging in the struts, etc.
This is because the interplane supports are just that, not interplane struts as many assume.
They are cable supports for the main cross cables, not the typical lighter-gauge rigging wires, that gave the SPAD it's ability to outdive any enemy machine without breaking up.
For an example, see this link:
For my 1/32 and 1/28th SPAD builds, I am contemplating using picture hanging wire for these, as it has a nice braided-cable look, and heavy thread or thin wire for the rest.
For the duck, I would use a metallic-colored sewing thread that I can get at Wal-Mart.
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