Building the Re-8 “Harry Tate” Wingnut Wings #32012 1/32 scale
by Mick Capell © Modeler Site
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I think we can all agree the RE8 is not the most colourful Biplane in the hanger, but it wins hands down for character. Nick named 'Harry Tate', cockney rhyming slang for the Scottish music hall comedian of the same name.
Gold Zack to the rescue
It appears the RFC rigging and control cables look very bright, almost white in some pictures, so E-Z Line was out. What is better is Gold Zack. This is a semi transparent elastic thread. Plus the reel contains over Two Hundred meters of it, enough to see me out!
Always cut off more than you need
The cockpit side frames received its cross wires first. Anchoring one end first with medium strength super glue, just allow it to dry for a minute, no real need for accelerator . The spare end is then gently stretched across to its adjacent corner and glued in place. Here that’s the first one in place about sixty more to go!
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