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I will now explain how to do the one-end turnbuckles or eyelets. We need these parts for every rigging point in WW1 modelling.

·        As prime material, we need copper wire of 0.1mm. This wire you may get from AliExpress




·         as soldering wire. You may get 200m on a spool. On the other hand, more expensive from Aber, in small quantities.

·        As second, you need a steel wire of 0.2mm to make a handsome hook out of it. Each limb of about 30mm long.

·        You need a strong fastener, to fix than the copper wire.


How to start?

1.   Take about 30mm of copper wire. Make a hook. But the steel wire hook under the copper wire hook, so you hold both limbs with the steel with the right hand and both limbs of copper wire with the left hand. Now turn maybe three times.

2.   Put now your strong fastener on both limbs of the copper wire and turn some turns. Take it off, move the fastener forward to the steel hook, and stop about 3mm from it. Make some turns until the copper wire fit against each other.

3.   If the fastener is too strong, or too sharp edged, he will cut your copper wire. So change it or alter it.

4.   The eyelet is than finished.

5.   Each hole you need is 0.3mm or maximum 0.4mm. Not more.

6.   The function of these eyelet is approximately the same as dowel. The CA and the form of the eyelet prevent it from loosening.

Cut it in proper length, so that after gluing only the lug can be seen.

To drill: Each hole you need is 0.3mm or maximum 0.4mm. With the Tamiya pivot shaft drills, you have access to every point on the a/c and it prevents you for handling with too much force.











Happy modelling

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