Hey thanks. Believe me those small parts have caused a lot of cussing!You are doing a fantastic job on this ship. You make working with PE and small parts look so easy. Very precise and clean work so far. Looks great!
Thanks. Yes they are much thinner than the plastic masts. It takes a little customization to get them to mount but I think they look better. Plus the plastic masts don't look very durable at the top. The parts are tiny and I lost one of the bells as it shot into neverland when I had it in the tweezers. So far I'm liking the EZ Line a lot. It was really nice doing the funnels with it as I could stretch it a good amount out of the top to give me some room to glue the inside of the funnel. They also keep things taught without putting too much stress on the attachment points. I don't know about EZ Line longevity but I'm hoping it doesn't dry out like a rubber band. Time will tell.Great work! You’re in the home stretch for sure. I have the same mast kit in 1/400 and was also concerned as how it will hold up to rigging. I planned to use fly tying thread. I think your choice of ez-line is a better move. Once you get the line taught the stretch in the give in the line will be better then rigid thread I think. As for masts, I built a 1/570 Titanic years ago and the plastic masts kept snapping off which is why I went with brass this time. They do bend though but look great and are true to scale