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I would be hesitant to use elastic for rigging.  It would seem to me that the elastic material would disintegrate pretty quickly.  Much like have a rubber band in a drawer for a few years....

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Many years ago I experimented with the elastic that is used in the cuffs of knitted jumpers. I used it on the Pyro 'Bon Homme Richard'. It must be 18 years now and it is still ok. I never used it since just because it was clear in colour so all needed painting. What was left got used for securing baits to keep them presented correctly whilst sea fishing.

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It seems that the 1/350 and 1/700 scale warship and the model aircraft fraternities use this kind of stuff frequently. But as mtayler said, I would have serious reservations against using anything elastic.

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As beeing said here, very common amongst 1/350 and 1/700 modellers. Also among WWI airplane modellers.

I think its there where it originated. Has been used for a rather long time now, and I have known about these products

for at least 10 years. Never heard ONE single negative thing about them.

   Very simple to use, If there is a slight slack in your rigging, you simply use heat and it immediately tightens.

I would suggest the same product from the company "Uschi Van der Rosten", who has been around for some time now.

"Mig" tends to copy (try to) what others have already come up with.......they might ofc still be good.

   You can easily find builds using this kind of rigging that has been built at leats 10 years ago.

 

Kind regards

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