Re: Struts

Matt Bittner (
Mon, 26 Jun 1995 13:16:01 +0000

On 26 Jun 95 at 10:28, Jesse Thorn wrote:

> So, I get a pack of 1/48th scale Contrail strut material and find it
> to be essentially useless for what it was designed to do. The stuff
> cannot support very much weight.
> What techniques and materials do people use to make struts: in any
> scale?

I can't answer for 1/48th. Contrail does it for me in 1/72nd,
though. And if I need a thinner strut I'll either scratchbuild it,
or stretch Contrail. I am thinking of going towards brass for
strength. Not only stronger than plastic, but easier to work with
than metal.

Has anybody tried Strutz yet? And if so, from where did you get it?

Matt Bittner
Omaha, Nebraska