ok silly question time ,,, where do i find the fine tools to handle and work on photo-etch parts ,, sorry for being a pain ,, Anne
Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:50 AM
Here's a few links for tools I use:
Tamiya bending pliers - for photo etch parts. Many hobby stores sell these.
Xuron Professional Photo Etch Scissor Sometimes I just use an xacto knife to cut off the frets.
Those are pretty much the basic tools to make things easier. I've also just used a metal edge to bend P.E.
Edited by Foxer, 17 March 2013 - 02:52 AM.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:09 AM
Instead of paying all that money for a PE bender, you could use a metal straight edge to hold the piece and a razor blade to use as the bending tool. Then too, you could wait because Fatkidd is working on a PE bending tool.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:12 AM
knowledge is cumulative:
Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:05 AM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:13 AM
It looks like your question has been answered. Let me add my 2 cents. I use the Xuron PE shears / scissors and the Small Shop's Hold and Fold. Both items are top quality and I whole heartedly recommend them. If you are doing just the occasional one or two pieces of PE and have simple bends you can get by without the PE tools. I have 1:350 USS Missouri and Yamato with tons of PE and these tools will be essential. Although the Hold and Fold is pricey, once you buy it you'll have it for a lifetime.