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1/12 blue flex line source


rideoutjeff
11-04-2018, 09:00 AM
Hi all,
I'm taking my first dive into Tamiya's 1/12 F1 offerings, and I was wondering if there was an aftermarket source that offers a more accurate representation of the blue cloth covered flex lines found in several locations on the 1:1 cars. They look to be AN -6 or -8 lines.

Any help would be very much appreciated!

sjelic
11-07-2018, 08:24 AM
these?

https://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/large/1241-18.jpg

There is variety of braided lines out there, usually silver but a little paint on them make them any color you want.

Some links

http://www.spotmodel.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=braided+line

http://www.detailmaster.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=detailmaster&Category_Code=FC

https://www.hiroboy.com/search?q=braided+line

MFH also have white metal ones but they are a bit harder to make confirm in the way you like.

freakray
11-07-2018, 05:49 PM
I've often used round sewing elastic like garment manufacturers use. I have several spools of different sizes, all white, I can color them with paint or marker to any color desired.

Something along these lines:
https://www.amazon.com/0-7mm-White-Elastic-Cord-200-Yard/dp/B07FGFCK3K/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1541630881&sr=8-6&keywords=round+sewing+elastic

John18d
11-24-2018, 07:37 PM
Jeff - not sure where you live but give this a try -
https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/category/CAR/AUUP/maker/MSM.html

Scroll down and you will find 0.6mm and 1.0mm Blue mesh tubing -

The 1.0mm is what you're looking for that is what I used on my 1/12 FW14B

Hope this will help you -

Cheers
john

rideoutjeff
02-02-2019, 04:49 PM
Awesome! That's exactly what I'm looking for!
Thanks so much for your help!

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