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Gerald Voigt


Gerald’s involvement with the scale modeling hobby dates back to his preteen years. Since then he has been involved in just about every aspect of the hobby…IPMS chapter president, product manufacturing, marketing, technical advisor, design engineer, wholesale and retail sales and most recently a hobby advocate and brand ambassador representing Xuron Corp. His initial relationship with Xuron started when he approached us with a product idea, which led to the successful development of two of the most popular tools Xuron produces for scale modelers…the 2175ET Pro Sprue Cutter and the 9180ET Pro PE Scissors.

My workshop lighting takes many forms.

Light ’em Up!

By Gerald Voigt | June 1, 2016

Imagine drawing on the wall of a cave or trying to paint the ceiling of a 16th Century Chapel using nothing but a couple of candles to illuminate what you’re working on. Today’s hobbyist, craftsmen and artists don’t have to rely on the light emitted by a few candles. We can have ample lighting to […]

Xuron 450 TweezerNose Pliers.

The Perfect Pliers

By Gerald Voigt | March 29, 2016

The perfect pliers are right at the end of each of your arms…your fingers. Well, maybe they’re not the most perfect pliers…let me explain why. As strong as your fingers are, they don’t have the strength and rigidity necessary to do many of the tasks you want to do. You might have fingers that are […]

Using the 2175ET, one of Xuron Corp's precision hobby tools, to core vinyl tires.

Keep the Joy in Your Modeling: Precision Hobby Tools

By Gerald Voigt | February 10, 2016

All tools are designed to be an extension of your hands to assist you in performing tasks you otherwise could do with just your fingers alone. Precision hobby tools that fit in your hand comfortably and allow you to maintain control kick it up a notch. You get the desired result without any negative consequences. […]

A prime example of quality scale modeling tools, the Xuron® 450BN Bent Nose pliers.

Models, Modelers and Scale Modeling Tools

By Gerald Voigt | December 1, 2015

Scale Models cover different subjects, eras, scales and of varying quality. You’ll find that modelers come from different backgrounds, various ages, physical size and scale modeling ability. Mix the two and you have a diverse group.

Quality photo etch tools are important, and so is technique.

Photo Etch Tools for Modelers

By Gerald Voigt | August 4, 2015

If you’ve been around the scale modeling world for awhile, you may remember when photo-etch first made its appearance in the hobby world. One of the first lines of model kits to feature photo-etch parts was the HiTech series from Monogram.

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