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UNI-Thread Caenis
Posted by retdfeuerwehr on Monday, April 09, 2018 2:40 PM

I'm trying UNI-Thread Caenis for the first time and am having some problems: this stuff gets great reviews, but gives me nothing but headaches - it frays so easily as to make it almost unusable for rigging for my scratchbuilt "Pinguin" in 1/350. What am I doing wrong? I have the UNI-Thread black, 220D 3/0W (whatever that means). I called the company in QC and he said that the fraying was normal (???) and it could be twisted tighter. Anyone had any good experiences with this product....any suggestions?  TIA

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, April 09, 2018 2:47 PM

I've never had it fray. That is a problem with EZ Line. Uni Caenis is kind of hard to knot.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:47 AM

GMorrison

I've never had it fray. That is a problem with EZ Line. Uni Caenis is kind of hard to knot.

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I tend to use monofilament, but although it does not fray, it sure is hard to knot also.  Like trying to knot fine stainless steel wire!  But, lets face it, rigging ships in scales 1:350 and smaller is a challenge we have to live with if we want to rig small scale models.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:57 AM

I have to interject here ;

 Now you know why I use stretched sprue .

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, April 13, 2018 9:31 AM

Tanker - Builder

I have to interject here ;

 Now you know why I use stretched sprue .

 

I have tried several times, and just cannot get a uniform diameter.  Also, with the running rigging, how do you get it through the blocks and bent to the next point without breaking?

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Friday, April 13, 2018 9:36 AM
Me too. My attempts a spru stretching looked like melted house siding after a fire.

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