If I were to use thin steel wires in a card model? As a purist (in the hobby sense) I find it difficult to do this one particular project without the convenience of nine thin steel wires for this model to spare me a few hours of frustration and hard work to use cardstock for consistency sake. How often have you had to use "substitutions" for card stock in your models? I'm a hobbyist, not an engineer and I'm at wits end to solve this problem. I considered using very thin wooden dowels but the results weren't satisfactory.