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mast wire ?
Posted by infofrog on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:06 AM

What wire do I use for wiring on the mast for my 1/350 USS Indianapolis build 

Thank you 

Rick 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:16 AM

I've used the following:

1. Uni Caenis fly tying line. Very thin, knots well and comes in dark gray.

2. EZ line. Elastic, knots well, easy to make taut. It's flat, not round and can be spilt into thinner strands. Lately I've been noticing that it has started to fall apart on some of my older models.

3. Stretched sprue. With practice, this can be effective. Obviously it doesn't knot, but it glues well. It is hard to get consistent longer pieces, but works well for shorter lengths and is great for whip antennas, which your Indie will have plenty of.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:40 AM

GM, on your older models with the EZ. How old are the builds where it is starting to fall apart. And what is the manner in which it does so?

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:36 PM

Less than 5 years. Also, my spool fused itself together.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, January 25, 2019 5:27 PM

Well;

 On this subject there are many opinions .I have used E-Z Line and like " G " it's done not nice things .I went to some very fine electrical wire like that found in defunct computer and phone devices .Thinner than a hair sometimes .Works great .Does not dry out , break or otherwise stretch .

 Example .I found some earbuds and their wire lying in the street . The wire worked out perfect for even 1/700 scale ships . There you have it .  T.B.

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:34 AM

GMorrison

I've used the following:

1. Uni Caenis fly tying line. Very thin, knots well and comes in dark gray.

2. EZ line. Elastic, knots well, easy to make taut. It's flat, not round and can be spilt into thinner strands. Lately I've been noticing that it has started to fall apart on some of my older models.

3. Stretched sprue. With practice, this can be effective. Obviously it doesn't knot, but it glues well. It is hard to get consistent longer pieces, but works well for shorter lengths and is great for whip antennas, which your Indie will have plenty of.

 

 

Thank you 

I order Uni Caenis fly tying line black 

Again thank you 

Rick 

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:51 AM

infofrog

 

 
GMorrison

I've used the following:

1. Uni Caenis fly tying line. Very thin, knots well and comes in dark gray.

2. EZ line. Elastic, knots well, easy to make taut. It's flat, not round and can be spilt into thinner strands. Lately I've been noticing that it has started to fall apart on some of my older models.

3. Stretched sprue. With practice, this can be effective. Obviously it doesn't knot, but it glues well. It is hard to get consistent longer pieces, but works well for shorter lengths and is great for whip antennas, which your Indie will have plenty of.

 

 

 

 

Thank you 

I order Uni Caenis fly tying line black 

Again thank you 

Rick 

 

I use that stuff too.  You can get it in a couple of sizes.  Only thing is, the five mil stuff is extremely hard to see.  I have a piece of white foamcore that I use as a backdrop behind the model when I use black 5 mil, a black piece I use for white.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    January, 2019
Posted by domer94 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:59 PM

ive been using high "e" electric guitar strings... ive been happy. its plentiful / cheal and respons well to gator grip. on stuff this small i find it easy and good looking

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, January 26, 2019 4:58 PM

I knew it , I should order white also 

Rick

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:00 PM

GMorrison

Less than 5 years. Also, my spool fused itself together.

 

Bad news about the EZ-line. Thanks for the heads up, though.

-Greg

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:42 PM

Hi Greg ;

 Well , it's something that can happen with a new product .I mean how long can you run tests on something before putting it out for sale ? I have thought about marketing my slip on hand Balls for drill bits .How many and what size ? Fuggidabhoudit  ! ! ! 

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    January, 2019
Posted by domer94 on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:08 AM

i used high e  electric guitar string. for small stuff like this , i fond it looks the part and responds well to gator grip

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