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modellers. I’ve seen modellers
use thin wire, thread, stretched
sprue, and even hair, but Wingnut
Wings recommends EZ Line, and
rightly so. EZ line definitely lives
up to its name. It is a very stretchy
thread that comes in many sizes
and colours, and you can bump it
without worrying about breaking it.
(One thing I had missed until now
was that the instructions ask that

you slightly predrill the already
moulded holes. If I had done this
earlier it would have made my
rigging process so much easier.)
The way I rigged this model was
to cut a length of the EZ line, then
add a small amount of superglue
to the hole with a sharpened
toothpick. Using my finest
pointed tweezers I held the EZ
line in the hole until the superglue

grabbed it. I then measured the
distance to the opposite hole and
cut the EZ line slightly shorter
than needed. Again I applied
superglue to the hole, pulled the
line across, and held it in place as
before until the glue grabbed.
This whole process takes a
while, but it is 100% worth it
and much easier than any other
method I had used previously.
And, since I finished the model,
there have been a few instances
where I bumped the line and would
have broken it had it not been for
the flexibility of the EZ line.

With the model nearly
completed I took time to finish
the smaller assemblies: rear
turret, windscreens, telescopic
gun sight, propeller, etc.
I thought the exhausts would
make a fun side project, as I wanted
to create a rusted weathered
effect. I began by drilling out the
exhausts, which are moulded
solid, but are easy to drill out. I

A bit of brass added Rear turret assembly



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