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Review : ai69 Metal Work scriber, chisels and bevels

Rahmat from ai69 Metal Work got a hold of me after reading my review of the TMP Chisel. He offered to send me a couple of modeling tools he was working on in exchange for some honest opinions. I received 6 tool bits along with 2 handles to play around with. The tools are made …...

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Hobby News

Upcoming : AK Interactive ‘Real Color’

AK Interactive has just announced a new line of paints. This time it’s an ‘acrylic lacquer’ based paint line. What does mean though? They have posted up a video about it on their YouTube channel: The Modelling News has a nice write-up on this new product. What’s interesting for me is this quote: These colours...

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Review : TMP 0.2mm Chisel

There are various ways to scribe panel lines. One of the traditional methods is to use a sewing pin screwed into a pin vise. This is the combo I have used since I restarted the hobby in 1999. There are better methods and tools obviously, but the sewing needle has worked for my limited usage. …...

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Review : Vallejo Chipping Medium

There are various ways of doing paint chipping and one method is using store bought hairspray. Vallejo Chipping Medium claims to replicate the same effect without the mess and the smell that comes with using hairspray. It comes in the typical Vallejo drip bottle. The liquid is thick and has a slight yellowish tint. As …...

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Review : The Masters’ Brush Cleaner

Info Content: 1/4 oz Price: IDR 75,000 What is it? The name says it all doesn’t it? It cleans your brushes. Sure you clean with thinner and water after every painting session, but if you’ve used them long enough you know that doesn’t get rid of everything. I’m also quite abusive of my brushes so …...

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Hobby Musings

Stretching sprue is not difficult

Heck even I can do it! This morning, with a handy lighter and the box itself as a ‘placemat’, I sat at my dining table and gave it a go before throwing away the leftover sprues of my VF-1A build. I started to get the hang of it after a few tries. The key is …...

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Review: Tamiya Model Cleaning Brush (Anti-Static)

Info Series: Tamiya Craft Tools Released: 2007 Price: 14.99 USD at Luckymodel in 2013 What is it? Unless you hermetically seal your model kits, dust will tend to cling onto your model kits. With a normal brush, the act of brushing off the dust will tend to generate static electricity which further makes the dust …...

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Review : AFV Acrylic Techniques by Mig Jimenez

DVD Info Minutes: 55 Language: English with Spanish subtitles System: PAL Price: USD 20.00 (est.) Introduction First a disclaimer: this DVD does not teach you how to assemble a kit. It does teach you how some simple techniques can really ‘pop’ a kit and bring it to another level. Traditionally, weathering and finishing of...

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