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A new tool for me - but not what you'd think it's been designed for - Frogtape

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  • Member since
    December 2021
  • From: 39 -105 (close enough for tactical)
A new tool for me - but not what you'd think it's been designed for - Frogtape
Posted by FingerprintsEverywhere:( on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:09 PM

I've been repainting various rooms in the house and had a couple of rolls left over. I was getting ready to cut some *really tiny* parts off a sprue (those rediculously small 1/35 tank parts) and had one pop off and burrow into the carpet...cr@p. I thought "I need a small gravity field to suck these things down - dammit". So I cut off a piece of the tape roll, folded both ends to stick on the bench with the sticky side up and then pressed down on the sprue while covering it with clear plastic while cutting with an Xacto blade (so even if it did "pop" it would be trapped) and made sure it stuck down on the tape.

Bonus - it works great for holding a lot of parts for multi-part spray painting too - I use the green tape - the yellow tape adhesive sometimes weakens with some of the Tamiya sprays and other brand enamels (the green will too if you get over-zealous)

I don't know if it works with airbrushing techniques as I don't have a booth set up yet (nor the skills aquired)

Thx - hope it helps someone (if this has already been posted - my apologies - all I could find were questions about using it for masking).

Builds in progress:
1/35 Dragon Zimmerit Elefant Sd. Kfz.184 (winter - s.Pz.Jg.Abt.614, Poland, 1944)
1/35 Trumpeter KV-1S
1/48 Bandai Pin Point Series: Kübelwagen Type 82 (Guderian markings '43)
1/48 Minicraft Piper Super Cub (US registry)

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:17 AM

Yes,I also use it hold small parts while painting,I usually roll up the tape and stick it to a wooden paint stick and stick the parts to it.

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:56 AM

Yeah, I do this, too.

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