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 Author  Topic: modeling chain advice?
Bob Butler

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Looking for small chain for 1/35 detail. I'm not sure what to order. What I want it for is the chain on the combustion chamber of the torpedotubes and the chain for the anchor. Any ideas?




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Hi Bob,
There some very small chain out there but even the smallest looked a little heavy to me.

What I picked up for my boat is Ships Chain NSA 350085 from North Star Models. This is photo etch so as printed it's 2 dimensional. However with some slight twisting you can easily achieve a nice 3 dimensional appearance. It's also amazingly small. You can get it for about $10 from Free Time Hobbies.

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Bob Butler

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Thanks Dave. I was looking at some of the 1/700 anchor chain that is photo each. The problem I have I'm 200 miles away from any hobby shop that would carry anything I could look at.


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Hi there.

Some model railroad shops have really fine, actually ultra-fine chain.

Cheers

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Bob;
Do what I do, do you have a Michaels Arts and Craft or A.C. Moore arts and crafts nearby? You are in NOLA right?
Go to their jewelry section and ick out the chain you need, I got a roll about 2 years ago, and I am sure it will last me trough every project I do, for only about $4.
Take care,
TED


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Bob Butler

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I'm in Susanville CA, a small town about 100 miles N/W of Reno NV. There are plenty of jewelry stores there. The nearest decent hobbie shops are in Sacramento. I've heard a new one has opened up in Chico but I havn't been there yet.


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@Bob: Maybe in Redding?


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Frank Andruss

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Bob, you should be able to shop on line for these items, just let me know and I will send you the money for the chain or what ever you need.


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Bob Butler

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Frank, I need about an inch and a half for PT 302, the other is for my PT 109 and future projects. So don't worry I'll handle it. I just went to the internet and took a SWAG (Scientific, Wild Ass Guess) to order some different sizes. There's a jewelry store in town here that has some but they're gold plated. I can always paint that.
David, North Star Hobbies is going out of bussiness. If you want any of that Ships Chain NSA 350085 there's some on EBay and European hobbyshops.
Thank's everyone, I think I'm covered.




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David Waples

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Hi Bob
Northstar Models is not going out of business. You're referring to another company in Canada. Here's what I was referring to.

Okay, here's the prototype.

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Here's the model part next to the Northstar Models product. I've not found a chain small enough yet that doesn't look too heavy. What I like about this photoetch chain is that it has a very light weight appearance as does the prototype. But even this photoetch chain is larger than the prototype but I've yet to find anything better.

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I hope this is helpful. This product is available at Freetime Hobbies and they ship world wide. You can also buy directly from Northstar Models.
Dave

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