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learstang
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« Reply #60 on: October 06, 2013, 10:46:52 PM »

Brilliant job, Aleks, what's not to like!  I really need to buy me one of these kits - such a great selection of markings and schemes.

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« Reply #61 on: October 06, 2013, 11:11:14 PM »

Hi Aleks,
very beautiful model indeed. I like it on all the respects. How did you do the wire aerial and its details?
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« Reply #62 on: October 07, 2013, 12:22:26 PM »

Hi Aleks,
fantastic work. Very inspiring. And I have the same question as Massimo above.

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« Reply #63 on: October 07, 2013, 02:17:41 PM »


Thanks much chaps!

Regarding the antenna, it is a thin nylon monofilament ("invisible thread"). Sorry, I didn?t take any photos of this part of the process.

I usually spray the line with some darker shade of Alclad, before installation. Then it is good to remember to bead all the small bits on the antenna before actually securing it ? it goes much harder if you reverse these steps?  Roll Eyes.

The insulators were made from small pieces of styrene rod. I pre-drill one end of the Evergreen rod ? trying to center the hole with the smallest drill-bit. Then put this end in my pin-vise and try to sharpen it with sandpaper to a conical shape. Then cut the cone off and lead the antenna wire through it. Finger dexterity is quite the benefit here... Usually it takes me double the number of these bits to select the decent ones.

I lead the antenna through the pre-made fairlead on the vertical tail and an an eye in the stub mast, and then double it through a small cylindrical piece of insulation (already threaded on the antenna) - stripped from a thin wire. Touch of superglue holds the whole thing taut.

Hope this makes sense?

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Aleks
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« Reply #64 on: October 08, 2013, 02:02:09 PM »

Looks clear enough... I have just to try and see if I've understood well.
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