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 Posted: Sun Feb 10th, 2019 01:16 pm
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:old dude:  OK agreed ! ... The SAWZALL is a  W.M.D. ! ... What about something a little more subtle ! ?















Joses Misses would love him to get one of these ...  [whack]

... It would save her trying to lip-read  'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'  whilst wearing ear-defenders ...

... as Jose fits those tiny grab-irons, using his 3000 Watt Dremel !  :shades:



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I was going to put a pic of my hand drill but my stupid browser (fartfox) does not want to let me do it.

"Computers are here to help you"

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This is a small vice I bought a few years ago.

It has a suction base which holds it on a smooth surface.

It has a swivel base so it can be used at any angle.

It has rubber jaws so it can be used for many modelling tasks.

It is a good thing!







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Jose, remember...  "Open the pod bay door, Hal"  ...  "I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that!"

Sorry for the thread drift...  "I'm sorry....."

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"Open the pod bay door, Hal"  ...  "I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that!"

That will teach them!.

You WILL NEVER have too many tools!.

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Hi tool & gadget fiends !  :wave:


:brill:


Back in the 'real world', away from rouge 21st Century computers, that won't do as you wish ! ... :f:  ;)

... there is the decidedly 'low-tech' sphere, of the 'sophisticated' paper craftsperson !!  :P



A while back I decided to take a chance on a rather  C :cool: :cool: L  'Fiskars' brand, paper crimping machine.  :thumb:





No batteries or A.C. power-points required !  :!: :boogie:

SAFE FOR KIDS !  :bg:

Well ... actually, let's just say 'relatively' safe ...  L:

... They may well find an ingenious way of feeding their fingers through it !  :Crazy:





I took a bit of a chance on this for my 1:35 scale models, having seen some crimped 'product' in photos.

The corrugations the tool produces are fairly wide ones for 1:35 scale & really too wide  :f:  for On30



But for anyone wanting 1/2" scale, G or Gn15 etc. corrugated material in bulk ...

... the 'Fiskars' paper crimper could well become your favourite tool, for your 'large real estate' big rusty roofs !  :mex:





The favoured 'cookie tray' aluminium goes through effortlessly & other very thin metals as well.  :pimp:



The trick is, unlike the photo ^^ above ...

... cut your material into finished sheet sizes BEFORE feeding it to the crimper.



A few turns of the orange rotary handle, whilst holding the rollers closed, with the big hand-grip ...

... and BINGO ! ... Bob's yer Uncle !!  .   .    .



:old dude:



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Cocktail sticks - use for applying glue, etc.

Kitchen paper towels - modelling is messy

Blu-Tak - a sort of sticky clay

A4 size cutting board - self-sealing, with graduation lines

Cellotape - Simple holding device


Plus all the big-boy toys that everyone has already mentioned.



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