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Metal handle hobby knife

Comes with 6 blades. (a standard type you can find almost everywhere). It has a metal handle. I had a very good feeling for the knife with this one. It feels comfortable and precise. I can recommend this one. You´ll like it.

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Airbrush Cleaning Brush Set (5 pieces)

Set of 5 brushes. The smallest one cleans the "needle channel" nicely while the larger ones are great for the reservoir. You´re only as good as your gun is operational. You cant bring your talent to bear when you gun is messed up. Make it a habit to clean your gun at the end of each bench session. Your dad should have told you that already. ;-)

4,90 €
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Steel Ruler 50cm / 20inches

Something I use on a daily base. Cutting tape and decals...folding PE...measure stuff.... Good thing is (obviously) that a blade doesnt do any damage.

3,60 €
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Spring Action Pin Vise plus HSS drill set, 20 pcs.

The fine Spring Action Pin Vise as you know it from our other set, now with 20x HSS drills, 0.2-2mm. We have 2 adapters included, making sure there is always a proper adapter for a proper drill.

19,90 €
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File set 10 pieces

Fine files for the fine people. 10 o´them to make sure you always got one for the job comin up. These are rather small, exactly the way we need it.

6,90 €
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Cordless Electric Milling / Engraving tool (Color may vary)

One small and comfortable milling tool. Your Proxxon bits (2.35mm)  will fit here too. Comes with 2x Diamond grinding heads (small). Battery is AA and is (unfortunately) not included. That thing is brilliant for ...well everything you put on it.

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Nah...please don´t. Unfortunately there isnt much you can do about it. Or is it? Well, a lil bit you can. Picking the right piece with the right tool, for instance.

Beside the huge SAR-missions to be conducted under my table, it really has been annoying to me that freshly painted parts went down to the carpet, sporting funky patterns and dust as a dress after being rescued.

I have tested these tweezers here for several month. I´m not kidding you by telling that since then, the number of parts fell down has been reduced remarkably. I again dare to paint a part held by these tweezers without having to be afraid to hear "the ping of no return." Thats why I think you might like it as well.

Tweezers, straight, Ceramic

Especially for handling painted PE and plastic parts. Anti static properties help to release small items where they´re supposed to sit at.

6,90 €
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Tweezers, straight, with tooth.

Well controllable and reliable pair of jewellery-tweezers, allowing a good grip and keep the monster skinny.

5,20 €
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Tweezers, straight, auto arresting, with tooth.

Well controllable and reliable pair of auto-arresting jewellery-tweezers, allowing a good grip and keep the monster skinny.

5,20 €
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Tweezers, bent head, auto arresting, with tooth.

Well controllable and reliable pair of auto-arresting jewellery-tweezers, bent head, allowing a good grip and keep the monster skinny.

5,20 €
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New Kid On The Block: The Jigster

First of all: "The Todd" did a vid. Listen to, and watch the Todd!

;-) ;-) ;-)

The Jigster is a tool to cut precise edges in 90° and 45°.

It can handle


  • Sheet
  • Rod
  • Square-material
  • Tube


The precise miters which can be achieved using Jigster allow you to build complex constructions in scratch model building very fast and with high precision.


The scope of delivery also includes a stop-bar and an Allen key to fix the bar. This additional equipment makes serial production of pieces of the same length quite easy.


Plastic or metal, Jigster can handle it all.
Plastic or metal, Jigster can handle it all.
A lil bit fine sanding wont hurt.
A lil bit fine sanding wont hurt.
File away tubing....
File away tubing....
Cut, file or sand away.
Cut, file or sand away.
Let the piece dry, using Jigster´s 90° edges.
Let the piece dry, using Jigster´s 90° edges.
... and smooth the edge a lil bit.
... and smooth the edge a lil bit.

The tubing on this construction has been cut and mitred. There is a piece of plastic rod inside of the joints. The plastic rod has been bent to 90° and fixed with CA inside of the tube, providing additional stability on the joints.

Very handy accessory: The stop bar for serial production of pieces in 90° and with a 45° miter.

Jigster
69,00 €
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Drills with balls!

Dont get me wrong. I´m not sayin´ that these dont break no matter what you do.

I mean that´s less than a millimeter in steel, right? Of course you can break it.


Something that´s 0.2mm in steel, has kinda tendency to break at some point, especially when working freehand. Thats why the thinnest drill bits (0.2) come 3x with this kit while the thicker ones (0.4) come 2x. You will break one. Thats totally clear. After this you know where the limit is, you still have two to go.
Uschi´s drills still perform batter than many thin drills because they are really sharp and thats why you only need low pressure which is perfectly delivered by the spring.

A few days ago I saw someone in facebook who drilled some holes in brass tube. Thats a tricky thing, especially without any type of bench vise and a great test for our product. I used a broken drill bit as a center punch and drilled a 0.3mm hole through the tube after. Right through it. No problems. Test passed.

As long as we keep our expectations realistic we have a great product for the money. We need to work careful and keep it reasonable. If we do that the product will deliver.
The pin vise comes with 3 adapters so you can use it with the drills you already have as well.

Last but not least, even in case we mess one up, we gotta great center punch and scribing tool. I know it might be a bit odd to mention this, but...its there.  

All these assets and properties made me releasing it because its a cool product. I will not ruin my brand image by trying to skim a few bucks on a product that doesnt work. I´m stupid but not that stupid.  

Rotary tools

I wouldnt recommend that and I cant guarantee for nothing related to these machines. Dremel and Proxxon stuff is vibrating and can be instabile under manual operation. The high rotation rate can be a Plus though. Just be gentle and take it easy.


Drill Set plus Spring Action Pin Vise
  • 1x Pin Vise Spring Action Drill
  • 3x 0.2mm drill bits
  • 3x 0.25mm drill bits
  • 2x 0.3mm drill bits
  • 2x 0.4mm drill bits
  • 1x Adapter X-large (for the bits in the set)
  • 1x Adapter large (for bits you already have)
  • 1x Adapter small (for bits you already have)
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The spring action pin vise drill allows high precision drilling and riveting.

Simply point the drill on the location and move the flexible part up and down. One push is the depth of a rivet, for instance. Several pushes will drill a hole. Its a very comfortable and precise method for building and detailing.

 

This Set contains the spring action drill as well as 10 drill bits plus accessories. In detail we have:

  • 1x Pin Vise Spring Action Drill
  • 3x 0.2mm drill bits
  • 3x 0.25mm drill bits
  • 2x 0.3mm drill bits
  • 2x 0.4mm drill bits
  • 1x Adapter X-large (for the bits in the set)
  • 1x Adapter large (for bits you already have)
  • 1x Adapter small (for bits you already have)
Spring Action Pin Vise (including 3 adapters)

Pin Vise Spring action including two adapters. This is not a random spring action pin vise. In fact it still is really tough to source that one. It has the smoothest spring action I have ever seen. Thats why you can work with really small diameters without braking it. I´m not making this up.

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Drill Set various diameters, 0.2-0.4
  • 3x 0.2mm drill bits
  • 3x 0.25mm drill bits
  • 2x 0.3mm drill bits
  • 2x 0.4mm drill bits
12,90 €
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For those who already have the Spring Action Pin Vise or want to use it with their trusty Pin Vise. This Set contains 10 drill bits. In detail we have:

 

  • 3x 0.2mm drill bits
  • 3x 0.25mm drill bits
  • 2x 0.3mm drill bits
  • 2x 0.4mm drill bits
Drill Set 10x0.35mm
  • 10 x 0.35 drill bit set
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Here we see our drill bits in a standard pin vise. The 3mm shaft fits the adapter tight and safe. The standard pin vise drill is not included in this set. It´s just for showing that it works. Pictures says more than words, right?

Trusty ol´ Dymotape for the win.

Its sticky, is flexible. You can cut it into circles or punch holes in it. You can cut it lengthwise in order to double the "straight edge" you need for guiding your scribing tool. Dymotape can also guide your rivet wheel when you really need to have it straight. These and more properties make Dymotape a trusty bench-buddy.


Dymotape Black 3m x 9mm

Flexible Scribing and Riveting guide.

3,99 €
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The X-tra Touch

Highlighting detail is a frequent task on our way. Sometimes the tiniest tip in our collection of brushes isnt thin enough. Another topic while using brushes is the flow of paint. I think all of us have been on a point on which we intended to apply "just that lil touch right there...." and "whoops" that was a bit too much of it.
Control is key. We want to have the right amount of paint, exactly where we need it. Thats when we should consider using a pen rather than a brush.
Another nice feature would be removability, wouldnt it? Yep, thats right so here we go:

  • controllable
  • removable
  • good coverage

As said, the paint of this pen is removable for like 30 minutes. After 3 minutes you should seal the highlights with some clear varnish. I use Acrylic varnish but you should be able to use any kind.
Once the clear varnish is dry, you can go back on it and mess around with pigments or pin washes or what ever you need.
Please consider this pen also as an option for chipped paint. The slow-dry-properties of the paint allow you to "soften and blend" the chips you just have painted. Here comes a few examples for application.


Tiny painted "rivets" on a 48th scale fuselage.
Tiny painted "rivets" on a 48th scale fuselage.
Pronounced details (highlighted) create a complex and convinving overall appearance.
Pronounced details (highlighted) create a complex and convinving overall appearance.
A lil bit of metallic sheen doesnt hurt on a control cable made of metal.
A lil bit of metallic sheen doesnt hurt on a control cable made of metal.
Plenty of highlights used in the engine area. I´ve pronounced everything that made sense.
Plenty of highlights used in the engine area. I´ve pronounced everything that made sense.

Edding Highlighting Pen Silver or Gold, 0.7mm tip

I´ve tried many of these pens, but this one pleased me the most. Controlable and removable paint, right where you need it. Don´t take the 0.7mm too serious. Thats just the diameter of the ball-point. You decide by pressure how much paint comes out. Please select from Gold and Silver.

2,49 €
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UvdR-4 CA-NDLE glue applicator

Capillary action CA glue applicator, designed to fit Exacto and Pro-Edge sized blade handles. One fret comes with 4 slot sizes, each one twice. Draw thin lines of liquid CA glue using capillary action, almost like you would do with a nib. Easy cleaning with Acetone or an open Flame, like a candle for instance.:-)Please dont do this at the same time. :-)

10,50 €
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Slot sizes: 0,1mm; 0,2mm; 0,3mm; 0,4mm

Ergonomic design, slightly angled. Provides all the comfort needed for fatigue-free operation, even during long work shifts.

Real Rivets anyone?

Sometimes it´s neccessary to walk the extra mile in order to pop out. One can paint (indicate) a rivet or one can punch a tiny hole and use a pin wash. The real rivet however will never be matched. Here we have some nice sets of real rivets to be used as eyecatchers.

 

These rivets are made of brass and they are made by some of the best people in the industry: MASTER MODEL fom Poland. 
Brass as a material allows us to flaten the head a lil bit in a very controlled fashion.

After drilling the hole and "dunk" the rivet in it we can press a lil further until we are happy with what remains outside.

Sometimes I have also hit it the head carefully with an "appropirate" device. I used the back of a pair of tweezers and/or the rear end of a hobby knife. Well, what ever is "appropirate". :D Don´t hit them too hard in order to let them be visible.
This way you can control how prominent they appear and make sure they´re all as uniform as possible.

 

I found out that it can make sense to install the rivets as part of the final fitting of the model. The fuselages you see here, as well as the seat cushion of the Hansa Brandenburg has been made following that recipe.

You can also install rivets right on top of the primer. It depends on if you want to have them really visible or intgrated in you concept of painting your model.

The application is simple:

  • Use a center punch on the future location of the rivet
  • Use a drill bit which is a lil bit larger than the shaft of the rivet.
  • Insert the rivet and use CA-glue or clear varnish to fix it.
  • If neccessary, press the rivet carefuly until you have achieved the dired result.

This is a 48th scale fuselage. This is really pretty small in reality and a close up image. The silver heads have been painted using the Edding Highlighting Pen (two items above of this one if you scroll up) while all other rivets are the real ones of ours. It has a haptic as one would expect and it is really making a difference compared to the standard methods of indicating rivets.

Real Rivets 20pcs 0.3mm (item 4015)
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Real Rivets 50pcs 0.3mm (item 4016)
11,90 €
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Real Rivets 20pcs 0.4mm (item 4017)
6,90 €
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Real Rivets 50pcs 0.4mm (item 4018)
11,90 €
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Real Rivets 20pcs 0.5mm (item 4019)
6,90 €
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Real Rivets 50pcs 0.5mm (item 4020)
6,90 €
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Wingnut Wings Hansa Brandenburg

Please note the "buttons" on the seat cushion of this Wingnut Wings Hansa Brandenburg W.12. These are 0.5 heads, items 4019 & 4020. 
This prominent detail will be well visible even when the fuselage is closed, so it makes sense to invest some tender loving care right here. Just make sure you dont cover it with the seat belts later. :-)

Plastiweld Touch n flow uschi bundle

Here comes the deal:

 

MSRP Touch-N-Flow applicator:     7,95€

MSRP Plast-I-Weld low viscosity:   6,95€

Total:                                        14,90€

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Bundle Price                              11,90€

You save                                  3,00€

Touch-N-Flow bundle

The amount of glue, right were you need it. Precision and control on glue application. Low viscosity, highly liquid glue gets acess to the joints using capillary effect. It literally welds the plastic parts. The glue is highly volatile when drippled on a even surface. In case you make a small mistake on a painted surface, the damage is minor compared to standard glues. The glue evaporates quickly, so any damage can be repaired quite easy. I´ve been there now and then. Thats why I can recommend this product, unconditionally.

14,90 €
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Flex-I-File Combo Set

Excellent stuff. A trusty fellah on the workbench. It clings to the shape of the project. This is especially useful when it comes to puttied seam lines on which the putty is always a bit softer than the plastic/resin. Saves time. Is fun. Worth it. Please use it wet in order to avoid clogging.

17,99 €
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Flex-I-File Micro Finishing Tapes Set

The logical consequence of the Combo set, this time combined with micro finishing tape. It brings you all the way up to high shine, starting from " a little bit coarse" for sanding and levelling, via fine to superfine for smoothest surfaces. Recommended for invisible joints on fuselages and drop tanks, for isntance. This product can be used for the very effective wet polishing.

17,99 €
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Flex-I-File "Flex-set 550

The set that kills all your joint lines, especially on Fuselages, barrels and/or leading edges on wings for example. 5 Sticks from coarse to fine, pin-tip or round, PLUS and entire Flexifile-set, consisting the frame plus 8 polishing and sanding strips. Cool package in B-smart style.

29,90 €
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Flex-Pad Intro set 525

5 Sticks from coarse to fine, pin-tip or round to be used wet or dry. Something I need on every bench session.

15,50 €
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Sanding and Finishing Foam Blocks

4 blocks, 4 grids, coated on front and rear:320/320; 240/240; 180/180; 60/100. The good thing on those is that they follow the shape of the object concerned. Kill them joint lines, causing repetitive work that no one needs.

14,90 €
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Matthew John of Albion Alloys has prepared a little video about the Flexifile and the TouchNflow, for your entertainment, your information and delight. Very British, very stylish:

Here is another great video from Jerry from Hawkeye´s Hobbies:

Flexible Detail Sanding Kit 350

This is one really cool product. I use on an almost daily base. Especially when it comes to fuselage halves, this one here clings to the shape of the project. This is especially useful when it comes to puttied seam lines on which the putty is always a bit softer than the plastic/resin. Saves time. Is fun. Worth it. Please use it wet in order to avoid clogging.

8,99 €
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Flex-Pad Triple Grit 3210

3 in 1 sanding stick. Must have. Mandatory. Nuff said.

4,49 €
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Micro Finishing Cloth Abrasive Pads 2000

6 pads in 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000, 12000 Grit. Building up shine in next to no time.

This one is what you need to polish the black basecoat in order to prep for Alclad colors. Use a fine water mister for a super fine surface - but don´t flood the area. Don´t press too hard. Let the product do the work. The product is not intended for heavy stock removal, rather, to help you to achieve surfaces your mum would be proud of. Clean, glossy, shiny.

9,99 €
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Sticky Micro Stix

Tiny things and and small PE,

bring it safe from A to B.

 

Check the pic and you´ll see what I mean. Comes in sticky and "not so sticky". :-) Nah, seriously. It comes in two strengths. Good stuff.

12,99 €
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Ultra Fine Waterproof Finishing Kit 351

Build up the shine, in next to no time. You know you need something like that and so do I.

It brings you all the way down from pre-sanding to finish. If putty or color, it´s what it takes to get it shiny.

Here is what you get: 8 sheets, 3,5" x 8" in 320, 400, 600, 1000, 2000, 4000, 6000, 12000 Grit.

 

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Micro Fine Assorted Sanding Film 353

SHINY baby, SHINY!!! Micro Grits for high shine surfaces. Excellent for finishing a car model paint job for example. The aircraft modeler, you know it...its one of your buddies for your Alclad jobs. I love it.

8,99 €
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Scribing Tools by Mr. Paint and Flex-I-File

Scribing or re-engraving is a task which an aircraft modeler encounters very frequently. We just put fuselage halves together and voila, there we are: Rivets and panel lines are gone. We need to do something about it, after sanding at the latest. Not to mention the complex scribing works required when we completely re-engrave a portion of our project. You need some trusty bench buddies on this and here we have them:

Needle Point Scriber Set

Manufacturer: Flex-I-File

Good thing on that one: Beside the handle it includes 4 different needle tips. Thats cool imho and reason enough to put it in the basket.

11,90 €
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Mr. Scriber Needle

Manufacturer: Mr. Paint

Scribing Tool for plastic models. But its not only about scribing. Lost a few rivets while sanding? Primer, color and it clogged a few? Thats your guy then. Press it gently into the clogged or almost gone rivets: There you go again.

13,95 €
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Its a great center punch tool as well. The punch mark is your guide for drilling. Click to enlarge.

Mr. Scriber Narrow

Manufacturer: Mr. Paint

Scribing Tool for plastic models

13,95 €
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Mr. Scriber Wedge

Manufacturer: Mr. Paint

Scribing Tool for plastic models

13,95 €
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HINT: As soon as the panel lines are drawn with a lead pencil, you can punch some holes with Mr. Scriber Needle in order to set a "stop-point", which should help to avoid "overshooting", especially on the intersections during the engraving process. At the time I took this photo (early 2012) I did not have the Mr.Scriber. A needle is a bit uncomfortable to control, so Mr. Scriber Needle  is my bench buddy for these tasks today.