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E.Zee Eye
Eyelets made for rigging with heavy elastic thread.
Suitable for 1/32 scale and above.
Not limited to Aircraft.
These can be used on Ship Rigging and for Model Railway.


The Standard Eyelet
Handmade Turnbuckle eyelets - in 1/48 & 1/32 scale + The Micro Eye!
Each eyelet is meticulously Handmade by me, giving you that unique and consistent look to your rigging.

'BB' 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 0.13 ( 8oz to 2Ib breaking strain)  and fine elastic.


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.


The Turnbuckle
Tubing
0.5 mm ~ 0.3 mm <(Int Dia)>
Brass tube or Nickel Silver
Tube Cut To Order
Choose from 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm 2.5mm & 3mm.
The tube has an internal diameter of 0.3mm and will allow fishing line up to 0.13 in dia to pass back through the tube.
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 from the cutting process.
COMPATIBLE WITH EZ-LINE?
Some say that it is and others say not.
I can't say one way or the other as I don't use the product.

Limited Edition
0.4 Brass Tube
(0.2 internal Diameter)

0.4 mm Brass Tube to be used with fishing line no greater than 0.08 mm in diameter.
Scaled for 1/48th rigging or control lines on 1/32 aircraft.
Can be slipped on to fine elastic, but won't double back through the tube.

Happy Modelling!



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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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