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In need of some light weight link chain
Wolf-Leader
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002 - 02:16 AM UTC
I am looking for some very light weight [sorry for the spelling bad night] link chain for my 1/72nd scale Panzer IV, can anyone please help?
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002 - 02:20 AM UTC
I don't know if there are any hobby shops in your neighborhood, but several brands are specialised in model ships accessories, and they have very thin chains. I'm sure they are on the web too, but you'll have to look with the maritime...
Jan
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002 - 02:23 AM UTC
If you have a mall near you, go have a look for one of those "girls accessories" stores. The kind that sells ear rings and necklaces, and hair bands and such.
I found a nice selection of chains for myself at one. They (at least the one I went in) had lots if differing size chains.
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002 - 02:35 AM UTC
Also, check out yard sales and flea markets. Old costume jewelry necklacces often go for a quarter or so. This has been my main source for scale chain for years.
210cav
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002 - 02:37 AM UTC

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I am looking for some very light weight [sorry for the spelling bad night] link chain for my 1/72nd scale Panzer IV, can anyone please help?



Wolf--help an old Soldier by adjusting your signature block.. "Rangers, Lead the Way." Or, "Airborne, All the Way." Best of both worlds!
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002 - 03:41 AM UTC
For that scale I would recomment trying a jewelry store of some kind. Womens watches usually come with a small chain to help the clasp. See if you can get a section of replacement chain. Or as Kencelot mentioned one of the costume jewelry stores may have some kind of 'hanging' earing or something.
SS-74
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002 - 03:46 AM UTC

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If you have a mall near you, go have a look for one of those "girls accessories" stores. The kind that sells ear rings and necklaces, and hair bands and such.
I found a nice selection of chains for myself at one. They (at least the one I went in) had lots if differing size chains.



Ken is absolutely right, I tried it too, but unfortunately cannot get anything with the shape I wanted, so end up bought a 18K platinum chain for it, I figure it would run me 10 to 20 models. SO ain't that bad.
m1garand
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002 - 04:49 AM UTC
Also, try here:

http://www.dxmarket.com/micromark/products/82696.html
Folgore
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002 - 06:08 AM UTC
I saw that Accurate Armour sells various sizes of chain. Might get expensive though, I don't know. As for me, I have just been using this necklace I found on the side of the road one day that happened to be the perfect shape and size, so I didn't have to pay anything for it

Nic
210cav
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002 - 06:43 AM UTC

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I saw that Accurate Armour sells various sizes of chain. Might get expensive though, I don't know. As for me, I have just been using this necklace I found on the side of the road one day that happened to be the perfect shape and size, so I didn't have to pay anything for it

Nic



Nic--now there is a tale well worht hearing! Squadron Mail Order also carries a nice (relatively inexpensive) line of chain.
DJ
Tanks46
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 - 09:33 AM UTC
Tanks46 here. I usually by my chain at model railroading hobby stores particularly those that are primarily train stores. Happy Hunting.
MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 - 10:47 AM UTC
watch out for the Accurate Armour stuff, I ordered some of each type when Squadron had it on sale and most of the sizes are much too big for 1/35th scale work, much less 1/72

Legends and Verlinden make small chain again good for 1/35, but I think it would be a bit big for 1/72

What about wrapping two strands of very fine wire together and pressing them in the jaws of a pair of flat jawed pliers..

Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 - 12:30 PM UTC

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I am looking for some very light weight [sorry for the spelling bad night] link chain for my 1/72nd scale Panzer IV, can anyone please help?

Have you tried looking in a model railroad section and find some HO scale chain? BTW, I don't see any spelling errors in your question.
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 - 05:30 AM UTC
i would say check Hudson and Allen

Chris Pig no.1