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Dymo Tape for scribing, who thought of that?

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    November 2005
Dymo Tape for scribing, who thought of that?
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 20, 2004 10:05 PM
Who ever thought of using Dymo tape for scribing panel lines was a real genius! I have tried to scribe lines for years and the rulers alway slipped and my lines looked like worms on my models. My first time with Dymo tape, and I was able to scribe the fuselage of a 1/32nd scale Ki-43 in a very short time.

This may not be news to anyone else, but using Brasso, I was able to smooth out the ridge that comes from scribing panel lines, and able to reduce the raised rivets on the Hasegawa Ki-43 with little effort and with a great looking scale effect for the rivets! I just rubbed the Brasso in and buffed fairly hard and the fuselage looks great.

Now if I can remove that burlap looking effect on the fabric control surfaces, I will be happy.
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  • From: A Spartan in the Wolverine State
Posted by rjkplasticmod on Sunday, November 21, 2004 9:42 AM
I have no idea who actually came up with using Dymo tape as a scribing aid, but I started using it 30+ years ago when I saw the technique described in an IPMS Journal. It's still the technique I use the most.

Regards, Rick
RICK At My Age, I've Seen It All, Done It All, But I Don't Remember It All...
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 23, 2004 6:59 PM
So where do you buy this Dymo tape? I'm working on my first plane model and need to repair the panel lines where I massaged the seams. If at Staples or Office Depot, what section? Is it actually called "dymo" or is there another brand name? It would help if I had to ask a salesperson (clueless 16 year old) that they actually knew what I was asking about.
Jim
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 23, 2004 7:06 PM
Are you guys talking about the Dymo embossing tape??
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  • From: A Spartan in the Wolverine State
Posted by rjkplasticmod on Thursday, December 23, 2004 7:13 PM
Might be getting hard to find as the old Dymo label makers are entering the buggy whip stage of life. I bought a lifetime supply (20 rolls) a few months ago when Office Depot was having a big sale. You should still be able to find it at most Office Supply stores.

Regards, Rick
RICK At My Age, I've Seen It All, Done It All, But I Don't Remember It All...
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 31, 2004 3:49 PM
FYI - I just found some today at Target, they were selling 4 or 5 roll multi packs (also multi colored) for like 3 or 4 bucks
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