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Was wondering what material my fellow modelers use to create drag chute lines, as illustrated below:

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I would be interested in this as well.

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I will have to post a few pics of thing I have picked up that would possibly work bit still trying to find that exact material. But I feel I may have some good contenders. I am out and about at the moment. Will post later wjen I get home.

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i dont have any pics of it but i use medical tape. i use sharpie to black or red, i use it for my chute bags, blower bags on the engine and wrap my lenco tranny in it as well as seat belts. it works well for 24th scale and looks very real. just make your pattern out of paper first and make sure it fits and wraps well, then transfer it to the medical tape. you can get it at wal mart with the bandages, two white rolls, 24 yards for 3.29

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Medical tape works great...herĀ“s some pics.

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for the tranny...

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/ Rick

edit: almost forget the window net...

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Edited by RickArt

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i actually got the idea from you and this nova build rick thanks for the pics!

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Looks like medical tape is the way to go, thanks for the suggestion and the photos :)

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WOW...Thats a great look......Boy I can't wait to go to work tomorrow ;)

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Hey Bruce... as promised here is some different materials that I got from a fabric store. I can't remember for the life of me if it was Hobby Lobby, Joanne Fabrics or Micheals, but these were a few I picked up and thought would possibly work well.

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Thanks for sharing, Chris - those also have possibilities!

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Bruce... you are welcome. I have to agree with you that they have possibilities. I have been trying to find what would work best for parachute chord material and when I ran across these I had to pick them up. I do have to say what Rick posted looks great as well.

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Not to get nitpicky, but what you are replicating there are not the actual parachute shroud lines, but the fireproof cover that's required to cover them (and also the chute itself). You can see in the photo at the beginning of the thread how the covers snap over the shroud lines and when the chute(s) deploy, the lines pop free of the covers, which are anchored at the chute. These covers are pretty smooth in texture so using material with a fabric texture to replicate them isn't really necessary......they're more like a really heavy tightly-woven cloth-type material.

Edited by Mark Brown

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I use plain old masking tape painted flat black,it looks pretty realistic. For the fire-proof bags I use the foil inside cigarette boxes, that too looks pretty good as well. I also use masking tape (unpainted) as the covering for the chute lines in the first photo.

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I use detail master braided wire that I twist up to look more like chute cables...

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