brunelrussell Posted March 14, 2015 Share #1 Posted March 14, 2015 I have a technique of making ship model spars that can't possibly warp; I've only tried it on yards for my Great Eastern model but I don't see why it wouldn't work for masts or any other spar. I made the "core" of the yards from aluminum tubing of various diameters and covered them with tapered wood strips, using epoxy throughout. Sometimes they came out a bit uneven (more than a bit, actually) but after being sanded down to shape they look fine; they'll be painted anyway, but with more care than I employed I think it would work for spars left "bright". I can't wait to try it on the masts, in which case I will use brass for greater strength. Happy modeling! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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