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I use fly tieing thread 8/0.  Thread that doesn't stretch is best.

Larger scale modelers get more in-depth with scale line width.  Less ship in bottle builders get that detailed. You can if you want, but 99% of us choose a thread size that just looks right over actual scale size.    

I use wire for mast hinges and occasionally blocks to tie lines too.  I think .5 or .4 mm  It needs to be able to thread through the mast.  I don't really use wire for anything else.  The trouble with wire is it bends but doesn't easily unbend which makes it less usable when you fit a ship through a bottle neck.  Miniature builders use it for lines all the time and it looks great since it can accomplish smaller scales that thread cannot.   

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