the forks have injection gate points half way down, so of course when you remove them from the sprue you remove some of the chrome.......so i decided to mask off the lowest bit to keep the chrome, sand off the chrome on the upper bits (gets rid of a parting line too) and respray with humbrol chrome.....worked a treat..........fitted the forks to the frame and damaged the yellow paint,....so i masked up and touched up the yellow......just got a tiny bit of overspray and whilst cleaning that up i damaged the humbrol chrome!!! aarrrghh!!
in the past ive tried all sorts of things for the cables, such as fishing line, jewelry wire (which if you get the right gauge is great for 1/24 cars). this is a dead usb lead that i stripped for the internal wires