I offer only three points: 1) I use as little PE as possible, especially with the burgeoning availability of 3D parts and accessories. 2) I avoid using figures altogether, as it crosses a very "risky" line, in my view. 3) MINIMAL rigging, with never a line strung from bow to stern along the model's longitudinal center.
P.S.>> PE railings on 1:200 scale ships---ARE YOU KIDDING ME????
: 'Just offering an empty whiteboard for some
: opinions re railings on 1/700 ships.
: After having used PE and ultra-fine wire on
: an Armed Merchant cruiser (fictitious, from
: the Aoshima liner) and WW II BB Alabama)...
: ...'am in a bit of a quandary regarding
: railings and rigging on 1/700 ships.
: Viewing prototypes from 2 feet (1/4 scale
: mile) or 4 feet (1/2 scale mile),
: "should" railings and flag lines
: etc. rigging be visible? One-half-inch
: diameter wire line or 1 1/2 inch diameter
: stanchions are mighty small at 1/4 or 1/2
: Yet, 1/700 ship models look simultaneously
: "naked" without railings and
: rigging and oft "overdone" with
: Thoughts? Thank you.