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If you want to include the wires they will be barely visible but I think it's a good idea.

December 6 2011 at 11:57 AM

Bruno  (Login BrunoSchielzeth)
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Response to arresting gear question

Try to retain the end blocks when you shave or sand off the kit's cables. Hobby Lobby or any sewing store will have Coats and Clark Invisible Nylon Thread. That's what I use for a lot of rigging on 1/700 and 1/350 ships. The clear stuff I have is .004 inches in diameter but it comes in other sizes. I run it through a black or brown permanent marker to color it and it also straightens it. Just drill a #80 hole at each location and string the thread across the deck and tack it in place with super glue from the underside if you can. Or stick the thread into the hole, add a tiny drop of super glue and wait for it to set, then pull taut and glue the other end in. Any sag can be taken care of with hot smoke, it tightens up just like stretched sprue.

300 yards cost me $2.09 many years ago when I bought mine. After doing many ships and bi-planes and things like that I probably have 250 yards of it left.

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