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Errors when scribing lines

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Errors when scribing lines
Posted by Winnie on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 9:11 AM
OK, so I got the Monogram F-101 in 1:48 scale, and of course have to rescribe the lines!

Now since I'm somewhat impatient, there are errors (lines scribed where there should be noen, and some lines that are squiggly to some extent.

I use DYMO tape as a guide, scribe with a Bare Metal Foil tool, etched jewler saws and a P-cutter tool, as well as a needle in a pin-wise. Now I find the Bare Metal Foil cutter to give a too wide cut. What is the best way to clean up the lines, and fill in "unwanted ones"?

Please, the machine needs to get out of its box!!Big Smile [:D]Tongue [:P]
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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 10:50 AM
If you use a regular filler, you can't rescribe to correct wiggley lines cause the filler will just flake out. You could use it to fill unwanted lines, but any area that will be rescribed would best be filled with CA.

Regards, Rick
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Posted by Woody on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 12:40 PM
Yup I'd suggest CA as well. I lightly sand the area with fine sandpaper to fill the unwanted scribe mark with fine styrene dust. Then take a toothpick and pick up a tiny dab of the thin type of CA. place dabs all along the dust filled scribe mark you are intending to remove. I hit the spot with some accelerator and sand right away. Rescribe as desired starting out with very light passes.

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Posted by MikeV on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 7:40 PM
I agree. Zap-a-gap is what I always use.

Mike

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Posted by KJ200 on Thursday, September 2, 2004 2:10 AM
Winnie, I use the thick CA, as I find this fills lines and gaps in one hit.

Out of interest how easy is the Bare Metal scriber to use, as I'm looking at getting one for my next project?

Karl

Currently on the bench: AZ Models 1/72 Mig 17PF

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Posted by MusicCity on Thursday, September 2, 2004 7:18 AM
Actually regular fillers such as Squadron putty can be scribed sometimes, but you have to get lucky. I recently used it to fill something (can't remember what now) and then noticed a panel line running across the area I had just filled. While the putty was still tacky (not real soft, not real hard) I cut the line with the sharp side of an X-acto knife. When the putty had set I sanded everything down and had a nice panel line right through the putty.

I admit I got lucky, but it worked that time.
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Posted by Winnie on Thursday, September 2, 2004 8:09 AM
KJ200
I find the scribing tool easy to use, but I personnally think it scribes a too thick line, but I will grind the point down using a sharpening stone, to see if it gets better.

Thanks all for the help!
Now the next question (You knew it was coming right?)
CA gets awfully hard when it cures, so how do I avoid sanding away the detail around my newly filled line?Approve [^]
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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Thursday, September 2, 2004 6:45 PM
Don't let it cure very long. It gets progressively harder as it cures & can be difficult to sand. Woody got it right if you have accelerator. If you don't, then sand it after it cures for no more than a few minutes

Regards, Rick
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Posted by KJ200 on Friday, September 3, 2004 3:15 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Winnie

KJ200
I find the scribing tool easy to use, but I personnally think it scribes a too thick line, but I will grind the point down using a sharpening stone, to see if it gets better.

Thanks all for the help!
Now the next question (You knew it was coming right?)
CA gets awfully hard when it cures, so how do I avoid sanding away the detail around my newly filled line?Approve [^]


Thanks for that Winnie. My next model will require all the panel lines removed, as they are raised, and re-scribed, so a scribing tool is a must.

You have to watch that CA, as it sets like steel very quickly!!!

Karl

Currently on the bench: AZ Models 1/72 Mig 17PF

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