For all hobbyists, tools are an important part of the creative process. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced scale model builder, it’s more enjoyable when you have the right tool for the task at hand. When your basic modeling tools can be found in one Xuron® Tool Kit, that’s even better.
Recently we’ve had a few questions from customers asking how to replace springs on their tools and how to keep them (tools) cleaned and well maintained. I thought I’d share……
Tips, techniques and commentary from Master Model Railroader Tom Piccirillo
Some people say, “It’s all in the details.” This is certainly true for award-winning scale models. Models are submitted for judging at contests, and much of the “score” needed to win an award is derived by the clean installation and proper placement of details.
As a scale modeler I started like most of my peers with a variety of old fashion stick type paintbrushes to paint my models. Even today there are some aspects of scale model painting that require the use of a paintbrush. Before I really mastered the stroke of a paintbrush I was introduced to painting my models using spray cans of paint. What a time savings and a more realistic appearance (no brush marks) they provided.
Our last post on glues, cements, and solvents for plastic model building promised a part two – tips to help you know which adhesive is best for your particular project, as well as useful tools for precision placement of your adhesive.
First, let’s talk about the pros and cons of each adhesive …