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Modeling tools fer cheap
Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, November 22, 2013 12:22 PM

I priced some  modeling tools I thought where very handy and got sticker shock.  flexi-files ?  10 bucks ?    I can make my own TYVM.  out of .02 styreen sheet, ( I already had this for a scratch build ) thin double stick foam tape, and any kind of bulk sandpaper I want.  You can also make PE pick-up tools with tooth picks and the same foam tape.....saved another 10 bucks and I can make hundreds of them.

Finger nail emory boards are ok for rough sanding (20 for a buck at the dollar store)   but I prefer making my own using tongue depressors ( they're very thin )  spray glue, and again, any kind of sandpaper I want. I always ask the nurse for some tongue depressors everytime I have a Dr. appointment, so they're free.

I priced airbrushes at the same store...HOLY COW !    I got mine at Harbor Freight for $21.00 and it works just fine for modeling and it's double action.  I don't see me doing finger nails anytime soon .  I did hafta install a oil and water filter ( I got this at HF too for $11.00) on my 8 gallon air compressor.  and I can spray half a day before the compressor kicks on.

Needle files, 3.99 for a set of 12 and micro drill bits 2.99 at you guessed it, Harbor Freight.






 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.


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