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  • Member since
    November 2005
Share your inventory.
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 19, 2005 8:44 PM
Hello friends.
Share your inventory (your most necessary) tools such as X-acto knives, different kinds of sand paper (various grits), cement, filler blah blah.
Shy [8)]
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 20, 2005 1:14 AM

- Xacto with plenty of spare #11's, self healing mat
- Set of 00, 0 and 1 sized brushes
- Tenax-7R and touch-n-flow applicator
- Squadron Green putty and Testors #3502 Plastic Cement for thinning (pre mixed in an old empty Testors 1/4oz thinner bottle
- Zap-a-gap style CA Glue
- Squadron putty spatula tool
- Pencil Sharpener (for artist's pencils used in detailing work)
- Plasti-Tak (like Blu-Tack, I can't find the blue stuff 'fer nuthin' around here)
- Lady's emery board with 4 different grits on it, including polisher and buffer
- Squadron Tri-Grit sanding stick
- Zona Razor Saw
- Pin Vise, drills and files
- Side-cutters
- Plastic straws, cut down and used as pipettes for paint transfer/mixing
- Toothpicks, q-tips, Brillo Scrub-n-Toss pads (great for cleaning paint off your hands!)
- Paasche VL Airbrush and 'el cheapo-especial compressor

This isn't everything, but just some of the things I use most often.
  • Member since
    December 2002
Posted by Delbert on Sunday, February 20, 2005 7:44 AM
sure i'll talk, but keep in mind i'm fairly new at this.. only been building since 2001..

small stash of about 40 kits...
aprox 200 bottles of Model Master Enamal paint. (got just about every color i need when i need it)
about 20 bottles Tamiya acrylic paint.
10 bottles of polyscale water based.
and a few humbrol super enamals..
testors hobby knifes (the plastic ones.. not the new metal ones.. i stocked up)
Self healing cutting mat.
Badger Cresendo 175
Badger 360 universal
Scropion II compressor (build in tank) with regulator and water trap.
Sanding sticks. Sandpaper.. sanding pads..
Files, Dental Picks. Surgigal Pliers set, forcepts, Multi speed Cordless Dremal
Roll Around Shop toolbox.. to hold my stuff.
mini pipe cleaners, Assorted tweezers, Despruing Tweezers, Zuron Cutter,
Assorted copper wire spools, Assorted lead and alumuim foils, assorted brass stock,
mini anvil, Empty paint bottles, assorted thinners, artist oils and artist watercolors, pastel chalks, weathering powders, paperclips, popsickle sticks, different kinds of tape. Model master cement, Plastruct liquid weld, testors clear parts cement, white glue, assorted super glues, zap a gap Ca glue, wall mounted drawer cabinets for parts storage, assorted reference books, notebooks with my notes in them, paintbrushs, pin vise with assorted bits,
Ott-Light, Solveset, toothpicks,...

I better stop now or the list will get out of hand.....

my work area is also a 4 foot by 3 foot closet.. above is a early pic of it..

  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: USA
Posted by MusicCity on Sunday, February 20, 2005 7:45 AM
Add to the above ....

o Needle files - I can't build a model without my little files
o Paint brushes of various sizes and styles
o Scissors (straight blade and curved blade)
o Decal solvent
o Tweezers (bent tip, straight tip, locking, non-locking, everything else)
o Spring clamps for holding parts
o Several kinds of masking tape
o Silly Putty
o Micro Brushes
o Magnifying lamp
Scott Craig -- Nashville, TN -- My Website -- My Models Page
  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Saturday, February 26, 2005 6:37 PM
Argh -
Too many bits to mention..........
single action and double action Badger
Compressor with a holding tank
Home made spray booth
engineers squares
Straight edges
Steel rulers
About 20 X-acto knoves with different blades and saws
Dremel with about 50 different tips
Lotsa sandpaper
Glues - super glue, epoxy, Plastruct, Humbrol
Needle files and rifflers
A "useful" box with electrical wires, small tubes, all the stuff you need when scratchbuilding
A drawer full of sheet plastic of different thicknesses
Hammers, files, pliers, a respirator mask, magnifiers, pin vices, a small bench vice, drills from 0.1mm up to 13mm..............
It's taken many, many years to develop my workbench......I'd be lost without it.

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 28, 2005 5:14 PM
Here goes....

30 Bottles of Tamiya Acrylics
32 Bottles of either Model Master Acryl and Enamels as well as Polly Scale Acrylics
02 Bottles of Tenax
20 Brushes of various sizes
Spring Tweezers
Seam removal tool
2 sets of various files
4 sanding sticks of various sizes
2 Artichectual swing lamps
Tamiya paint stand
Hobbico 24'x18' Cutting Mat
Bottle of Future
Model Master Airbrush Thinner
Tamiya Polyester Putty
2 Tubes of Testors Putty
Side cutting Pliers for sprue
Omni 3000 airbrush and Super Funky Compressor
Windsor and Newton Oils and Watersoluable Oils
Dremel with lots of bits
4 Part Rusting System
Pastel Chalk Powder
2 Bottles of CA glue

Uhhhhh..... i think I got everything.
  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: USA, North America, Earth Milky Way
Posted by thunderbearr on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 5:13 PM
Here's my workshop...
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 3, 2005 1:35 PM
Ha........ I just wanted to make a note of the guy who said a small stash of about 40 kits.....Ha i know how that feels!!!
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 3, 2005 2:11 PM
I do custom cars and show Rods so here is what i use to work with.

x-acto with a #10 blade
x-acto with a #11 blade
3m masking tape
zap glue
5 min epoxy from Hanger 9
sanding twigs (smaller sanding sticks)
sanding sticks all 3
Rubbing Compound 3M
Make Offs
Model Wax from the final detail
Acrylic Urethane Lacquer PPG Hot Huges Colors
House of Colors Lacquers
Auto Air Acrylic
clear is only done in Acrylic urethane Lacquer
3M flowable finishing putty
Tamyia Black paint only
Aclaid II (5 bottles in stock at all times)
Flock from Detial Master
CSC Super Clean for cleaning the body and parts
Tack cloths
Bio Kleen
Shaw Custom Aluminum Polish
burnishing sticks
Paashe VL Pro Air brush for Aclaid only
Paashe VL Pro for Acrylic Auto Air color only
Paashe VL Pro for Acrylic Urethane Colors only
Paashe VL Pro for Acrylic Urethane Clear only
(yes i do have 4 different air brush's)
Aztech A470 for normal Lacquer paints
tooth picks
K&S Aluminum tubing
Lacquer Thinner and Cleaner
Hair Dryer
Pin Vise drill
Dremul Drill Press and normal Dremul tool
  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Brooklyn
Posted by wibhi2 on Thursday, March 3, 2005 9:49 PM
I got so much different stuff to use that it is a bit much to list here, but pretty much all sits in the same catagories as everyone else.

But all these tools does not make me a better modeller, just gives me more stuff to loose skin on.
3d modelling is an option a true mental excercise in frusrtation
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 3, 2005 10:56 PM
Ok I'll try my hand at this

coleman compressor + badger 155 + aztek a 370 + aztek a220
3 x-acto's, one with a normal #11 blade, 1 with a saw, one with a custom chisel
3 sheets of 1000, 1 sheet of 600, and 1 sheet of 400 grit sandpaper
non-self healing cutting matt
a set of cheap needle files
a pin-vice and 14 bits
1 tamiya paintbrush
2 hacksaws
1 skil single speed 3100 jigsaw
1 drill
1 pen
1 pencil
1 package of 15 xacto blades
1 roll of masking tape
1 dremel xps single speed (30k only)

15 bottles of tamiya mini flat
20 bottles of testors mini acryl's
2 spray can's of testors enamals
1 spray can of krylon primer
3 spraycans of black, white, and chrome paint

1 bottle of superglue
2 bottles of tamiya xtra thin
1 bottle of testors toxic (blue label)
1 tube of testors tube glue (toxic)
1 tube of weldon 16
1 bottle of weldon 4
1 bottle of micromark 'plastic welder'
1 bottle of weld bond
1 set of jb weld
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 6, 2005 11:05 PM
What happened to BlitzZ? He started a topic and now he's gone [:0]

Oh well here is my top 5 (right now)

needle files - I love these things!!!
sandpaper (all kinds)
x-acto (flat and #11)
good ole' five finger clamps Big Smile [:D]

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