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Tin Wire
Various Gauges




S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

UpNorth Tin Wire - 0.23mm, 0.32mm, 0.56mm, 0.7mm, 1.0mm and 1.3mm (all sold separately)

Scale: Not applicable
Price: 5 Euros each plus 2 Euros postage (regardless of quantity ordered) available by email order from UpNorth
Payment by PayPal
Contents and Media: One roll of tin wire in each pack.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good variety of sizes; appropriate for many detailing tasks; soft and flexible.
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

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There are many model detailing tasks tasks that require various diameters of thin flexible wire. I have traditionally used 8 amp and 16 amp fuse wire, this material is becoming less common. Another option is soldering wire.

A new brand called UpNorth has entered the market with a product specifically packaged for modellers. UpNorth is offering six different gauges of tin wire which will be ideal for modelling and detailing projects. The wire is very soft and pliable, and is available in the following diameters:

  • 0.23mm,

  • 0.32mm,

  • 0.56mm,

  • 0.7mm,

  • 1.0mm and

  • 1.3mm



Some of the jobs for which this wire will be ideal are the fabrication of brake lines for undercarriage legs, oxygen hoses for cockpits, ignition harnesses for radial engines and electrical wiring around the airframe and engine bay.

I have already used this product to reproduce brake lines on Tamiya's 1/48 scale F4U-1D kit with 0.7mm wire, and a coiled oxygen hose for Trumpeter's 1/32 scale Corsair using the 1.3mm product.



UpNorth's Tin Wire range is a very simple but useful material for any modeller who wants to add a little extra detail to their kits, especially for those sizes that might be otherwise hard to find as fuse wire or tin solder.


Thanks to Vincent from UpNorth the review samples

Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 15 March, 2005
Last updated 15 March, 2005

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