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I don't think he means the blast bags that go around the barrels....
Posted by Bob Cicconi on July 10, 2017, 12:01:22, in reply to "I use Testor's Clear Cement And Canopy Maker"
He seems to be describing the bags that were hung around the various bridge structures that were supposed to guard against shrapnel entering the populated areas. They actually make those aftermarket, but an easy way to make them is to get 2-part epoxy putty, like Milliput, for example, and roll the clay into the elongated bag shapes as needed. Then just use white glue or CA glue to attach them to the bridge sides after you paint them. For rigging, you might try 20 denier Caenis line, which is very thin and comes in black, white, and, I believe, brown. It's probably the best thing to use for 1/700 rigging and be bought from fly-fishing sites such as J.B. Stockard. The only drawback to the caenis line is its extreme strength when used on plastic masts and yards. When it tightens up it can actually pull the masts and bend them. In that case you might want to try stretched sprue which can be tightened without bending the yards & masts.
: I make balls of it onto waxed paper and as it
: dries (but is not fully dry), I force a hole
: into it matching the gun barrel diameter. I
: then work it into the appropriate shape.
: --Previous Message--
: I've enjoyed viewing so many of the models
: shown here. So much so that I want to try to
: do better on my 1/700 collection. Two areas
: that I do poorly are rigging and those blast
: bags affixed to the superstructures of
: Japanese warships. Can anyone share tips on
: how they do either of these things
: effectively (and easily, if that's
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