In the realm of plastic scale model building and model railroading, the right adhesive and precision tools can take your craftsmanship to new heights. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the selection of glues, cements, solvents, and the essential tool for precise application – the Xuron® Model 860 Dispensing Bottle.
This article was originally published on our Blog in September of 2017. We are rebroadcasting it because the content is still very relevant and 2022 represents the 33rd anniversary of our introduction of the Model 2175B Track Cutter to the model hobby market. Thank you for 33 years of support and encouragement!
Quality modeling pliers are a must-have tool for any scale model builder. There are a variety of different types and brands of modeling pliers on the market, but one that consistently ranks as a favorite among top scale model builders is the Xuron® 450 TweezerNose™ Pliers.
So, what makes these modeling pliers so special?
Five years ago I wrote a blog post about Xuron® Tools for 3D Printing. At that time, 3D printers were not readily accessible to the average consumer or small manufacturer. They were mainly used for making prototypes and everything about the process seemed intimidating (at least to me).
Speed ahead to 2020 and 3D printing has evolved. It seems there is nothing that cannot be created with this technology – even human organs and body parts (known as bioprinting). 3D printing in 2020 also gave way for many people to get creative during time extended time at home. We all saw stories of people making face mask extenders, face shields and more.
Tips, techniques and commentary from Master Model Railroader Tom Piccirillo
Model builders have never before enjoyed such a diverse assortment of materials for duplicating full-size materials in miniature.
The scale modeler can now obtain corrugated metal, honeycomb sheet and etched materials in the precise sizes and contours needed for model construction, but using old-world tools to trim these materials to size just won’t “cut-it.” In this blog post, we’ll look at two versions of a precision scissor that will more easily provide you with the results you’re looking for.