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Sorry for my English in advance, but I hope you will understand what I want to ask

I have this kit from Heller


but the tailboom structural parts are too thick, I need the diameter dimensions (1/1 or 1/48), so I can scratch them to look something like this:


does anybody know those dimensions or where I can find them?

thank you


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I don't know exact measurements but I've been upclose to a Lama a number of times. The Lama and Allouette II are very closely related so I expect the tail booms are nearly the same. I would estimate the larger tail boom structure (2 on top, one at bottom) at around 1" (25mm) and the smaller "latice" support at around 1/2" (13mm) or maybe even 3/8" (9mm). In 1/48 that would be 0.02" and 0.01" plastic rod or 24 and 30 gauge wire. While more work I think brass wire would be the better choice over plastic. The tail boom is a very light weight structure and I'm not sure plastic in scale would hold up as well.

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