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Fishing leaders/braided steel lines
Posted by kevlar86 on Friday, January 16, 2004 8:15 PM
I've discovered that metal fishing leader (30lb) makes great braided steel lines. Has anyone else tried this Question Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 17, 2004 5:26 AM
Nope havent tried this particular one yet.....but I have plenty of leader material in various Diameters. Im assuming your using a multistrand leader such as Berkly or SevenStrand....

Might just have to go pull a spool out and give it a shot. Thanks for the heads up.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 17, 2004 4:51 PM
you can also use picture hanging wire very cheap at craft stores
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Posted by kevlar86 on Saturday, January 17, 2004 5:06 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by historyinscale

Nope havent tried this particular one yet.....but I have plenty of leader material in various Diameters. Im assuming your using a multistrand leader such as Berkly or SevenStrand....

Might just have to go pull a spool out and give it a shot. Thanks for the heads up.


Your welcome Chris. Actually the stuff I got is a no name metal leader from a dollar store. Smile
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Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Saturday, January 17, 2004 11:38 PM
Hey ... Bow ... thanks for the great ideas ... Wink

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Posted by kevlar86 on Sunday, January 18, 2004 8:38 AM
You are welcome as well Steve Smile I learned so many great tips here its nice to be able to come up with some of my own to share.
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Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Sunday, January 18, 2004 9:53 AM
Sharing ideas is part of what makes the ScaleAuto Magazine Community such a great place for scale auto builders to become a member of and spend time at ... SoapBox Approve Smile,Wink, & Grin

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Posted by kevlar86 on Sunday, January 18, 2004 12:20 PM
You are absolutely right Steve. I couldnt agree more. Smile
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Monday, January 19, 2004 12:48 AM
hey kevlar86, just checked out your site. great modelsThumbs UpThumbs Up, love the camaro. keep up the great work and hope to see more pics soon.BowBowBow

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 19, 2004 2:43 PM
i think i might try the hanging wire. but what is the metal fishing leader?
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 19, 2004 4:10 PM
The metal fishing leader can be purchased almost anywhere. They have various diameters and types. Some are nylon coated, some are single strand, some are multiple strand.
Some common brands are:
Berkley
SevenStrand
Braid
Calcutta
SouthBend....the list goes on.

Now since I know fishing (It's my business to know. LOL) I can almost guarantee the type Kevlar used to replicate the braided lines were probably a non coated multistrand leader.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 19, 2004 6:31 PM
thanks History!! but do you know where i can get this leader??? maybe a fishing store???
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Posted by gratch73a on Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:36 PM
I landed a good many fish but never thought about landing a leader in a model kit. You all are always fishing for ideas...i like it, i like it.
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Posted by kevlar86 on Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:57 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by FIREMODELMAN

hey kevlar86, just checked out your site. great modelsThumbs UpThumbs Up, love the camaro. keep up the great work and hope to see more pics soon.BowBowBow


Thanks Dave Smile I'm really glad you like my camero. I would love to do another one some day.
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Posted by kevlar86 on Thursday, January 22, 2004 8:02 PM
Chris you are absolutley correct. It is a multistrand non coated leader. I also found it at a dollar store. I got four 12" lengths for..... a Dollar. lol They'd be useless for fishing but great for the hobbiest. Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 22, 2004 10:00 PM
they also make convicing towing cables for truck modelers
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 22, 2004 10:15 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Jared

thanks History!! but do you know where i can get this leader??? maybe a fishing store???


WalMart carries Berkley, they might also have Calcutta. BPS(Bass Pro Shops)will have all the above mentioned brands. If you have trouble locating some email me as I have a ton and I could send you a spool.

Chris
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 22, 2004 11:05 PM
Hey All,
Cool tips!Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile I love these Scale Auto forums!

Later,

Grant
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 01, 2004 11:52 PM
Kevlar, I like the camAro too. In fact, I'm doing that same model right now, dark GM red with black stripes. did you have to paint the bottom section on the rear quarters? My decals go over the rear wheel well and then onto trunk. I figured when I ordered them the would cover the whole thing, guess I got to learn to mask and tapeBig Smile. I'm planning on doing all the hoses/wires, etc to mine, will be my first real detail car, not just out of the box.
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Posted by gratch73a on Saturday, February 07, 2004 2:51 PM
Anybody got a net i gotta barracuda on the line!! Laugh
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 20, 2004 10:03 PM
Great ideas guys! I'll be tryin' this one!Bow
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Posted by dag65 on Monday, March 01, 2004 11:20 AM
How about some detailed pictures????? They would be very helpful
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