What is the right size wire for 1/72 and 1/48

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Airman 1st Class
Oct 22, 2019
I want to but lead wire to add detail to engines cockpits etc, what size wire is suitable for 1/72 and 1/48. I guess that would be different depending on whether it's electrical or hydraulic so I'll get va few different sizes.
I've got one of each of these for 1:48, more sizes as you scroll down



Thanks for the tips. In the end I tore apart an old Cat5 cable I had laying around and stripped out the strands, dipped them in yellow paint.

The gunsight cable is one strand. The wiring to the control column was 2 strands lightly twisted together. The gunsight wiring is probably still a little bigger than it should be for scale.

How do you usually glue the ends in like you did on that Me-262? Dip into a bit of CA glue?


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