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My new toys..I hope.

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  • Member since
    November 2005
My new toys..I hope.
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 3, 2003 9:38 AM
Well since Ive been away from the hobby for a few years Ive read up on the boards and decided on the airbrush and compressor I will be purchasing within the next week or so..

Badger Cresendo 175
Createx Stealth TC 5000

Im in the process of drawing up plans to have a spray booth built that my brother will help me with.. He has good connections at hardware stores etc so I will be getting some great parts for low prices.. oh yah and he owns a construction company so i guess I get some tools too. =)

Most of the tools I had when I used to model have somehow disappeared.. along with tons of other things...(guess its from moving around).

Anyway I have to build a whole new toolkit and Im hoping you guys (and girls) can suggest some items that I should have.. just wondering if anything new has shown up within the last few years that a modeler cant live without..

Anyone have a good site that sells all the necessary tools? Sorry about asking again... Im really tired because I just got off work and well I dunno...ugh sleep....

Anyways... what opinions on the airbrush and compressor? I dont want to get something cheap that I will have to replace in a year or so.. but I dont want to get something so expensive that will just make me look over the top..

Thanks.... OBTW..already looking around for the first kit I want to build.. Im thinking maybe a Tamiya Jagdpanther 1/35.....
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, May 3, 2003 11:08 AM
You'll love the Badger Crescendo. I've got it and it's great. Send me your email and I'll send you a article FSM did on building a booth.

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  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Sunday, May 4, 2003 7:17 AM
A list of preferred modeling tools? Is there enough space in this forum?? I guess everyone will have heaps of ideas, so here's a few of mine that are a little out of the ordinary but really come in handy when you need them.
-measuring devices - I've got micrometers and a dial vernier caliper which comes in very handy for scribing constant width non-standard strips for cutting
-a good set of pin vices (mine are Starret - they're very good)
-a small engineers square
-an adjustable protractor
-MOST IMPORTANT - an understanding and patient partner!!!!!!!!
-a good set of different shaped pliers - jewellers supply shops are very good sources for this, or try Micro-Mark - they can send you a catalogue or check them out online (
-Quick-Grip micro clamps
-A variable speed motor-tool, again the jewellers supply store sell really good ones that hang from a wall or soomething and have a flexible shaft. They're a little more user friendly that a hand held Dremel
-a good set if different shaped tweezers - including the self locking hemostat types
-a good set of 6inch and 12 inch steel rulers (I've got two sets - an el cheapo set for cutting and a set of Toledo rules for MEASURING only)
-Badger nake good airbrushes, as do Paasche. The Badger internal mix single action is a really serviceable unit - when you get into the swing of things then get a double action for much finer work
-a set of small jewellers hammers and a small anvil
-a small bench vice
In all, just try to be guided by the type of work that you are planning on doing - if you want to build out-of-the-box, many of these things won't be needed. If you plan on getting into scratch building, most of them will be a "must have".
There's about a thousand other things - paints, brushes, thinners, a hair dryer, sandpapers, etc, etc. Your wallets the only limit (nasty).
Good luck!!
Lee Tree

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