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#106 Bobs Buckles

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 10:03 AM

Hey Mark, here's what I use:
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I got it at the bass pro in Grapevine. It's been great so far. I color it with the sharpie and I've had no issues with the color coming off. It also tightens up well with a little heat.

 

Hi Tony,

 I like your choice of rigging material. Did you have any trouble bringing the line back through the tube? I use 0.12mm line, which goes through without too much hassle. Just wondered how the 0.17 performed.

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#107 tjtx

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 10:43 AM

Hi Tony,
I like your choice of rigging material. Did you have any trouble bringing the line back through the tube? I use 0.12mm line, which goes through without too much hassle. Just wondered how the 0.17 performed.
Cheers,
Bob

I wasn't able to run this size line back through the buckles. I did run my EZ line used for control lines back through the buckles without any trouble. I placed the buckles at the end of the rigging lines trying to mirror what I saw in photos of a restored Snipe. I will be using .12 line on the Felixstowe because it used so many different sized lines. I'll report on that in my Felixstowe build thread.

Also, the only dirt I will apply is a little bit on the rudder, wheels, and foot placements.

Edited by tjtx, 13 December 2017 - 10:56 AM.

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#108 mmaben

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:49 AM

Hey Tony, to get down to .12mm (.004")

you may need tippet line that's 7X.

 

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Edited by mmaben, 14 December 2017 - 01:03 AM.

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#109 Wolf Buddee

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:27 AM

Beautifully done Tony! It looks fantastic and I love the scheme you ultimately chose.

If you do weather it I'd keep it light like the others have suggested. It already looks sooo nice.

Cheers,
Wolf
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:34 AM

I did the weathering today, nothing but a little dirt on the tires and bottom of the rudder. It's very subtle as you gents suggested and I like it. The resin on my base is drying overnight and it should be done tomorrow.
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