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Introducing BOB'S BUCKLES! - Handmade Turnbuckle eyelets - in 1/48 & 1/32 scale
Each buckle is meticulously Handmade by me, giving you that unique and consistent look to your rigging.

They can also be used on WW2 Aircraft as Aerial fixing points or rigging points on model ships.

Designed to be used with fishing line graded 0.06 to 0.15 ( 8oz to 3 Ib breaking strain) Can also be used with fine elastic and kevlar thread.

I personally use fishing line with a diameter of 0.12. for all my 1/32 scale rigging.
The line is made by MAXIMA and comes in a nice brownish colour.
I use a permanent marker pen (allow to dry!) to darken the line before threading through tube & eyelet.


I also cut 0.5mm brass tube to order. You can choose from 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm 2.5mm & 3mm.
The tube has an internal diameter of 0.33 and will accept fishing line up to 0.15 in diameter. I recommend cleaning the inside of the tube with a 0.3 drill bit or fine reamer before use. This helps clean out any swarf leftover by the cutting process.


Thanks for visiting!


Remember!
All you need to do is attach your choice of rigging line through the eye of the buckle and ...
Bob's your Buckle maker!  ;-)



 
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