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Guess what i found!
Posted by Awasoda on Sunday, October 19, 2003 8:27 PM
You know those sprue cutters Model Master sells for $11.99? Well today I was at a craft store and I found the exact same thing, jsut with pink handels and under a different name for guess how much? $5.99! Yeah they are called something like bead cutters. So if you odnt believe me go and look. I jsut hope model master doesnt write me an angrey letter,.
IF you can't beat them then they are not tied down properly
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 2:53 AM
Pink handles... Oh my!
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Posted by markuz226 on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 7:24 AM
Were they made by Xuron also? If yes, u got a great deal! Xuron cutters have this micro-shear technology that snips sprue connections and leaves a flat undamaged surface. By the way, what craft store did you go to?
~~~MarkY
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Posted by Awasoda on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 1:24 PM
No they are no Xuron but they are the same basic i dea and shape. They work jsut as well. I bought them at A.C. Moore they were in the jewlery dpeartment, I think they are used to cut the backs off of metal buttons. But yeah they work real well.
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Posted by David Voss on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 1:28 PM
Hmm... on the plus side, with the pink handles it shouldn't be too hard to find them.
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Posted by Awasoda on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 1:30 PM
Yeah plus they give a nice atmosphere to the olive drab and earth colars of the armor modeling. haha
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 24, 2003 2:17 AM
You can also get the Radio Shack 5" Nippy Cutter. It's a flush cutter designed for circuit boards. I have one and it works well. Only $3.99. Their catalog number is 64-1833. Oh, and the handle is a manly red.
But in the Xuron's defense, I think the Xuron is sharper.
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Posted by dubix88 on Friday, October 24, 2003 5:03 PM
HEY,
I have found that most of my modelling tools were made for something else entirely. Is it like that for the rest of you guys? And if you dont like the color, paint it. Hey, you could even customize them. Can you imagine camo sprue cutters?

Randy
THATS MY VOTE "If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base." -Dave Barry In the words of the great Larry the Cable Guy, "GIT-R-DONE!!!"
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 26, 2003 3:55 PM
As a collegue here said the hobby tag increases price by 3000%!!!!!!
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Posted by qmiester on Sunday, October 26, 2003 10:25 PM
Two thoughts on this

1. The long legged one who has shared my home for 35 years taught me very early on that it doesn't have to come from a hobby shop and color doesn't matter if it does what I want it to do (especially if its cheaper). Tongue [:P]

2. When I first became an aircraft mechanic, I was told that if I took a board 30 ft long, cut it into 3 equal lengths and then take one to the lumber yard, one to the boat yard and one to the airport. I would get $1.00 a foot at the lumber yard, $25.00 a foot at the boat yard and $50.00 at the airport. Go figure. Approve [^]Approve [^]Approve [^]
Quincy
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:21 AM
QUOTE:
Pink handles... Oh my!

Got Sharpie?

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 26, 2004 6:44 AM
Yep,

I bought my cutters in the craft store also. They are in the "Bead" section for cutting the wire. Excellent buy!

By the way, mine have Purdy Purple handles Blush [:I]
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 11:20 AM
Good tools are everywhere - you just have to keep your eyes and mind open. These days, being creative about expanding my tool box has added a new perk to my hobby.

Lately, I found quite a bit of my more useful tools in my wife's drawer in the bathroom. She'll probably kill me when she finds out. For instance ...
* Fresh eye makeup applicators work well positioning and smoothing decals.
* Nail polishing boards work wonders on scratched clear parts.
* Emory boards make quick work of shaping filler.
* Large nail clippers replace expensive sprue cutters.
* Wooden cuticle sticks work well for burnishing Bare Metal Foil
* Metal cuticle tools replace putty applicators pretty effectively

Pink, shmink! If it gets the job done and saves you money, then you will have more to spend on adding to your stash of new kits!
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