login   |    register
Modeling in General: Advice on...
Need some general advice? Place it here.
Modelkasten stretch rigging line.
gastec
Visit this Community
Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: February 03, 2014
KitMaker: 1,028 posts
Armorama: 871 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 08:25 PM UTC
Has Modelkasten stopped producing their 0.6 rigging matreial? Everywhere I've tried it's out of stock and some places say discontinued.
https://www.hlj.com/1-48-scale-stretch-rigging-0-6-0-13mm-mdkhs-1
Anyone know more?
Gary
varanusk
Staff MemberManaging Editor
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / España
Joined: July 04, 2013
KitMaker: 1,188 posts
Armorama: 863 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 12:37 AM UTC
Seems so... their own shop list them as out of stock:
http://store.modelkasten.com/shopbrand/rigging/
Kevlar06
Visit this Community
Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
KitMaker: 3,425 posts
Armorama: 1,913 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 03:56 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Seems so... their own shop list them as out of stock:
http://store.modelkasten.com/shopbrand/rigging/




Go with EZ line from Berkshire Industries. It was the first, and as far as I’ve found, the best for model applications. They’ve been around a long time, and you get a lot more on the reel than you do with The other brands. It also comes in different colors and thickness. Here’s a link:

http://berkshirejunction.com/subdirectory/ez-line/

I also found several on Amazon if you don’t want to order direct.

VR, Russ
gastec
Visit this Community
Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: February 03, 2014
KitMaker: 1,028 posts
Armorama: 871 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 02:53 PM UTC
Thanks Carlos.

Russ. Ezi Line is flat in profile and isn't really suitable for anything other than RAF streamline rigging.
Gary
Grauwolf
#084
Visit this Community
Quebec, Canada
Joined: September 14, 2005
KitMaker: 2,390 posts
Armorama: 684 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 03:04 PM UTC
Hi Gary,

Your best option at this point is either INFINI or USCHI rigging.

It is like the ModelKasten, round and stretchy, not flat like EZ line.

It also comes in 3 different sizes.

Avaiable from BNA,in Australia.

Cheers,
gastec
Visit this Community
Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: February 03, 2014
KitMaker: 1,028 posts
Armorama: 871 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 03:47 PM UTC
HiJoe. I have a reel of Ushi but it's a flat profile.
Gary
Kevlar06
Visit this Community
Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
KitMaker: 3,425 posts
Armorama: 1,913 posts
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 04:38 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks Carlos.

Russ. Ezi Line is flat in profile and isn't really suitable for anything other than RAF streamline rigging.
Gary



Hmmm...I’ve used EZ line for years on 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32 aircraft antenna, and 1/350 and 1/200 ship rigging, and never noticed a difference between it, Uschi or Modelkasten after its stretched. I guess the question is what are you using it for? I know WnW sells “flat” rigging for simulating RAF flying wire, but it’s not EZ line, it’s something else and comes in a smaller roll.
VR, Russ
Lada_Niva
Visit this Community
Drenthe, Netherlands
Joined: October 06, 2019
KitMaker: 138 posts
Armorama: 59 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 03:30 AM UTC
Never heard of Modelkasten.