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In Topic: dremel tool

Yesterday, 07:53 PM

Just bought my first Dremel tonight. I got the Dremel 7300-N/8, cordless 4.8V two-speed rotary tool. It came with 8 accessories. Two screw mandrels #401 and #402. Sanding discs #407, #408, and two #445s. A wire brush, #428. A polishing wheel #414. And a structured tooth tungsten carbide cutter, #84922.

Now the question is, what accessories above will I use for plastic model car building? What other accessories do I need to pick up? And how and why would I use any of these accessories in build plastic model cars?

I've been thinking about picking up a Dremel from more than 40 years now. I've gotten by without one. But, just about everybody I know in the hobby has one and seems to use it all of the time. I can see some uses right away. A nice thin, flat little cutting blade for example could come in handy cutting out the extra plastic support pieces one sometimes finds in large hood openings, window areas, etc. You know, the plastic that your instructions tell to remove before assembly. I can see grinding open wheel wells to allow for big tires to be used. Which is something I have not done a lot of in past. So, I'm looking for more ideas on how one uses this tool, and why?


Scott, as you use your new Dremel you will discover how to use it and what accessories you will need . The drum sander gets the most use by far, opening wheel wells, thinning out the edges , deburring , etc. there is also a smaller drum sander that is useful as well . the next most used is a small thin metal saw blade I use it for cutting plastic and alum, brass copper tubing and cutting window posts for top chops and also (after a lot of practice) cuts on the body for sectioning . I like using some of the round shaped grinders for removing trim and badges . the polishing wheel for any white metal parts you may have .

In Topic: Chevy II El camino style

Yesterday, 05:49 PM

Pretty good for knockin'the cobwebs off. I like the concept and execution.

In Topic: Can anyone identify this car ( and tell me if it's "kitted"? )

Yesterday, 12:40 PM

Pretty sure it is an Excalibur . I know of no models .

In Topic: Adventures in Soldering: The GT40 Project update 3/3

Yesterday, 09:56 AM

How did you make those boots?

In Topic: any Jaguar XJ 6 kits made? any scale

Yesterday, 09:44 AM

My bad. I did have the XJ S, not the XJ 6. Anybody know who made the XJ S?

Revell made one for the T.V. show the saint , also Hasegawa made a couple .