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I an new to model ship building and this site, I have been working on the Union Brigantine model my kid's bought me some time back, I am far enough to know that i will not have enough grey rigging line, Can anyone tell me what diameter the line is, It don't say anywhere in or on the box, or who to contact to get more ?

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Edward

 

First  -   Welcome to MSW!!!   

USUALLY the standing rigging is dark brown or close to black and the running rigging tan or beige.  To figure the line diameter, wrap the line around a ruler for an inch and count the number of wraps and divide into 1 which will give you the diameter.   There are very few rigging line suppliers available anymore so you may have to just go with thread that is close in color and size from your local  fabric store or look on the internet.    You can try to contact the kit manufacturer as well.  As you are new, making your own rope may not be something you want to get into,,,,,, yet.  

 Allan

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On 2/26/2021 at 5:33 AM, allanyed said:

Edward

 

First  -   Welcome to MSW!!!   

USUALLY the standing rigging is dark brown or close to black and the running rigging tan or beige.  To figure the line diameter, wrap the line around a ruler for an inch and count the number of wraps and divide into 1 which will give you the diameter.   There are very few rigging line suppliers available anymore so you may have to just go with thread that is close in color and size from your local  fabric store or look on the internet.    You can try to contact the kit manufacturer as well.  As you are new, making your own rope may not be something you want to get into,,,,,, yet.  

 Allan

Thank you for your input.

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