Reviewed by Brett
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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:
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
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