In article , Dr1Driver writes
Here is an easy but effective way to apply stitching. Much better than blobs of glue and possibly quicker.
Take a lump of smooth timber aprox 3" X 36". Clamp it in a vice. Lay down a strip of Double sided Carpet tape. Cheep stuff because it is thinner. Leave the top on. Lay down another layer, Remove the top layer. Wind round some thread, Cotton rather than nylon, At the desired scale spacing. Clamp down a steal ruler and with a rotary knife cut strips according to your rib thickness.
You now have a long strip of self adhesive tape with threads cut to with to apply to your ribs.
A much harder job is the taping but if the the model is 1/4 and above Scotch home hair dressing tape is excellent, but most W.W.I had torn rather than pinked tape. thin paper is best. Applied wet.