Advanced Plastic Model Building Tools and Accessories
Are you are regular modeller?
This selection of tools and adhesives are the perfect items to keep you building at an advanced level.
The sprue cutters (side cutter/nipper) are used to cut the parts off the sprue (main frame) and have a fine jaw and heavy duty construction.
The sharp knife is used to clean the nub off that is left behind from the sprue after cutting with the sprue cutters. This knife has narrow cutting blade for greater control.
The sanding sticks smooth the nub that you have cleaned with the knife. They are also used to smooth parts and remove any imperfections like mould lines. Glued parts can be sanded to be level. The finer grades are used to polish to an smooth finish before painting.
The Micro Set and Micro Sol is used to soften the water slide decals so they fit snugly on the model and resemble paint when dry. It also helps the decals adhere to the model surface. This is a 2 part system that works extremely well.
The sharp tweezers are used to pick up small parts and the wide ones are for moving water slide decals.
The cutting mat makes your work space neat and avoids the chance of cutting your table when using the knife.
The brushes are 3 of the most used sizes for brush painting. The synthetic bristles are very fine with a long lasting tip.
The pinvice and bits are useful for making clean holes are optional parts and making more detail such as hollow gun barrels and rivet holes.
The Contacta cement is used for general assembly of smaller parts and the thin cement is used to weld larger parts such as aircraft fuselage. For the thin cement, parts are first held together with masking tape and then the thin cement is painted onto the seam between the tape. This allows the parts to be aligned correctly. When set, the tape is removed and the thin cement is applied to the areas where the tape had been.