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Hi Guys, I'm new in this nice forum, I build 1/72 scale airplanes for ..years ?? began with Airfix and Frog models bags in the seventies .. But I never take care about antennas.. and  I must admit that's  add a lot to a model in fact. In this scale they should be very thin , so I tried to make them with Mig rigging witch is nice for mast to tail work. but when it comes to side to tail or wing to tail ( ie for early P-40's.) it's not that easy to use.. That's the reason of my post. 

may be there is an answer somewhere in the forum, if so , sorry for my question and could you give me the link to find info. 

 

Anyway thanks for your interest and answers  !!

 

cheers !!

 

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Several solutions: "Invisible" thread (nylon monofilament), fly tying thread, medical suture thread/steel wire, AK Mega-Thin (0.02 mm), Uschi van der Rosten's Superfine (0.01 mm), or even stretched sprue.

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For such a short run, like the IFF wires that go from stabilizer to fuselage, I either use sprue or very fine nichrome wire that I got from a friendly orthodontist.

Mike

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Hello François

 

A picture is better than a long speech :

 

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The rigging is made from 0,08mm fishing wire and painted in silver.

 

Patrick

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Mike,

 

How fine is the nichrome wire that you use please?

 

I can find it down to 0.1mm on Amazon but does it need to be finer?

 

Regards

Colin.

 

Ps. I presume you use ca to fix it in place?

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9 hours ago, fishplanebeer said:

I can find it down to 0.1mm on Amazon but does it need to be finer?

High E guitar strings can be had for cheap in 0,08 mm.

 

Cheers,

 

Andrr

 

 

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