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What did you order or the post deliver? (Hobby Tools and Supplies)


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A good X-Acto, some tweezers .... including a normal one I'll hide from my 17-years old daughter, and an A4 cutting support. All I need to work on my Tomix JR 103 series

 

 

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Couple of misc tools. First is a retractable xacto #11 knife. Nice and flat so it won’t roll. Nice for those situations where I might have a knife in places I could poke myself with (I once embedded a #11 blade all the way into my thigh, but that’s another story). Those plastic sheathes always go poof when you need them and come can come off. This one you could safely put in your pocket as the slide trigger requires a lot of very specific pressure to slide the blade out.

 

second is a big set of setup blocks for the modeling workshop. I have a smaller set of bigger blocks in the wood shop that’s handy to set standard blade and drill depths with. Also they seem like might be useful in just prop blocks for modeling. I have a few 1x2x3 blocks I use to weigh things down gluing and to prop up stuff at right angles. These are inexpensive ones so good to .001” probably.

 

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1 hour ago, cteno4 said:

(I once embedded a #11 blade all the way into my thigh, but that’s another story)


A Dr. Frankenstein cosplay skit went wrong?
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Very close! Giving directions to a tourist that wandered up and knocked on our back door at the Monterey bay aquarium design office (pre construction) one day. I was pointing where to go and forgot I had an xacto in my hand and when I dropped it down my side I did the Young Frankenstein (I had not seen that movie yet but fell on the floor when I saw it, still one of my most favorite movies—Blücher!, what hump? Could be worse, could be raining—gawd Marty Feldman was great!) and buried the knife in my thigh. I finished giving directions and let her walk off before limping inside to pull it out and stem the gush of blood… the scar is about a half inch from a nice crescent matte knife scar (wood I was carving on broke) on the same poor right thigh.

 

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gavino200
3 hours ago, cteno4 said:

 

 

second is a big set of setup blocks for the modeling workshop. I have a smaller set of bigger blocks in the wood shop that’s handy to set standard blade and drill depths with. Also they seem like might be useful in just prop blocks for modeling. I have a few 1x2x3 blocks I use to weigh things down gluing and to prop up stuff at right angles. These are inexpensive ones so good to .001” probably.

 

 

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Those blocks look cool. What are they for? And do they come in metric?

 

 

I love this thread btw, @katoftw

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1 hour ago, gavino200 said:

I love this thread btw, @katoftw

You can thank Jeff. I posted somewhere else, and with th power of moderation, this thread was created.

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They are machinist blocks that you can use to set things with or use to prop things up at 1” set distances. Handy video.

 


you can get them with and without holes. I have a few without holds just to use as weights and props as the are one nice flat surface for smaller parts that won’t span holes well. But the holes are handy to bolt them together for quick stops and jigs, plus it’s easier to pick them up with the holes. There are also angle blocks as well at 45-90-45 or 30-60-90. Sorry should have taken time to write it all out here.

 

yep they do have metric.

 

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Yeah Kato’s post in other hobbies got me thinking tools/supplies don’t fit well elsewhere! I realized I wasn’t posting a lot of the tools I get for the same reason. Sorry Kato for forgetting to pm you I moved it.

 

but can’t have the hobby withouts the tools and supplies!

 

jeff

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gavino200

I love the black hawk. They used to make them here. Now they only do some repairs, but I see them circling around where I work, all the time.

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Just received a new airbrush from Tamiya. I already have one of their super fine 0.2mm trigger type brushes (74549) which works very well for n gauge. As it's not the most ideal for larger surfaces,  I went to the other end of the spectrum and bought their wide 0.5mm wide trigger type brush (74523)

 

The build quality is very good on these Tamiya Spray Work HG brushes.  The trigger type reduces fatigue on your finger and I certainly prefer them to the single finger, dual action type airbrushes. There's a definite step in the trigger which allows you to blow air without any paint. The trigger can also be tightened to limit paint flow just like other airbrushes. I had heard they were made by Anest Iwata/Sparmax but I'm not sure how true this is. The airbrush looks identical to the Sparmax GP-50 although the paint cup attaches to the top rather than the side.

 

Anyway, for an amateur model builder, this new addition will  allow for primers, gloss coats as the nozzle size is less likely to clog. I have a number of largish unmade Maschinen Krieger kits to build as well as 4 HO Tomix Taki 1900 cement tankers which should start life with nice black sheen.

 

 

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Fun pocket tool. I love pocket knives and continually loose them or loose them to security checks at places, so don’t carry them much anymore, but it’s always good to have something in a pinch! Myriad of little keychain knives out there, but this one caught my eye, it’s a retractable #11 xacto knife blade in a tiny titanium shell. Spring loaded button to slide the blade out to half and full extension. You can tighten the knob/button so the blade locks in any of the stops open or closed for safety. Easy to handle, just opened a cardboard shipping box and cut it up pretty easily. They give a whole extra set of screws, blade bolt and spring as well for spares. Very nice quality and very light as titanium. Not cheap at $20, but I like it so I splurged!

 

cheers

 

jeff

 

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Tom1970

I bought these about a year ago - for scratch building using polystyrene sheets they are pretty awesome:

 

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I also find these very handy for fiddly work as the old eyes aren’t too sharp these days:

 

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marknewton

I've got some aftermarket photoetch parts for aircraft and armour kits, so I ordered one of these. It arrived today - one of tonight's projects will be to assemble it and try it out.

 

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Cheers,

 

Mark.

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I think you’ll like it mark, great for quick paper and brass bends. I only clamp it if a long metal bend. For small fiddly metal bends I use my traditional clamp down finger bender. Gotta love a photo etch bending tool that is made of folded etched metal parts!

 

cheers, and 

 

jeff

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gavino200
14 hours ago, marknewton said:

I've got some aftermarket photoetch parts for aircraft and armour kits, so I ordered one of these. It arrived today - one of tonight's projects will be to assemble it and try it out.

 

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Cheers,

 

Mark.

 

What is it, Mark? How does it work?

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