I was wandering through a model shop here the other week, looking for bits and pieces, not really sure what I was after when I came across some thread. This thread is actually described as “non fuzzy string” and it is a little less than 1mm thick. More importantly, it is not fuzzy. It comes in a 3 metre length and is, I reckon, perfect for rigging 1/1200th and 1/600th scale ships. It only comes, as near as I can tell, in one colour but if it is not fuzzy, painting it when it is on the model should not be difficult.
I am sort of looking forward to trying to rig the Battle of Lissa ships I have – maybe after them, on to so 1/1200th scale Napoleonic vessels.