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Flexible straight edge
Posted by drumsfield on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:52 AM

I'm looking for ways to draw straight panel lines. I've seen videos where someone used label tape, but I'm looking for a more universal solution like a flexible ruler. 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 10:10 AM

A quick search for Scribing Templates might get you what you're looking for.  The ones I have are photoetch and relatively flexible.

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Posted by drumsfield on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 12:31 PM

keavdog

A quick search for Scribing Templates might get you what you're looking for.  The ones I have are photoetch and relatively flexible.

 

 

That's exactly what I need. Thanks. 

 

Also, does anyone have recommended steps to scribe panel lines? I've been trying a variety of different methods with varying amount of success and still end up messing up my lines.

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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 9:15 AM

Reguarding scribing panel lines, don't get in a hurry. Everytime I try to quicken up the process my line goes astray. If I remember to take multiple LIGHT passes with the scriber then lines come out much better no matter which scribing tool I use. It helps me to view the experts do it on You Tube too, people like Paul Budzik.

 

 

 

 

 

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    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, January 04, 2018 10:55 PM

Scribing has been a slow learning process for me, hope it goes better for you. Paul Budzik's vids are very helpful.

I want to recommend a scribing template from Verlinden, No. 0281 which has many useful shapes in 1/48 scale and is very finely etched and flexible. I bought mine on a clearance sale from (if I recall) Sprue Bros. It's a really useful tool, helps a whole lot.

Eduard makes some scribing templates which appear to be specific to shapes and sizes..don't know about them firsthand.

Happy modelling in 2018!

Mike 

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Posted by drumsfield on Friday, January 05, 2018 8:23 AM

Thanks for the info. I'll definately check out the videos and the templates.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, January 05, 2018 8:58 AM

I often find offers in the mail for a new credit card.  These usually come with a dummy credit card, usually plastic, though a bit thinner than the plastic in actual credit cards.  They are thin enough to bend if the curvature is not too much, yet thick enough to guide a knife or scalpel.  Also, I use them for glue pallets and drybrushing paint pallets.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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