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Glass Beads for rivets & other $1 store finds
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Alberta, Canada
Member Since: September 02, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 03:18 PM UTC
I was perusing a couple of dollars stores today and found some cool items:

-extremely small glass beads various sizes enough for 2 life times worth of modeling great for rivets. (I double dog dare ya to find the holes)

-"cuticle nipper", great for very fine trimming
- chain 15/inch a little big but great to have a variety

all for $3
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California, United States
Member Since: September 11, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 02:59 AM UTC
They also have sanding and polishing sticks cleverly disguised as nail products.
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Michigan, United States
Member Since: April 03, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 03:38 AM UTC
I haven't given any thought about going to the dollar store for supplies, from now on I will. Thanks for the heads up.
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Ontario, Canada
Member Since: January 09, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 03:53 AM UTC
Hobby knife with spare blades, hole punch with 5 screw in awls, small (4X4) cutting pad, 5 pack of fine paint brushes and a paper trimmer ( good for slicing strips of paper for packs etc) all at $1 ea . Gotta love those dollar stores.

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British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: February 25, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 04:16 PM UTC
Dollar store finds:
1000 toothpicks.......$1
Fine craft wire...........$1
4-pack springclamps...$1
Acryllic paint..............$1
Masking tape............$1

Your finds will vary, from time to time... I picked up a small sheet of clear plastic that I use for some of my thicker acryllic paint for a buck that turned out to be styrene. Of course, I discover that after it's all scratched up! Would have been perfect for windshields and such, do you think I can find it again?
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California, United States
Member Since: January 09, 2008
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2008 - 05:23 PM UTC
Some of my dollar store finds, aside from the ones mentioned:

Awesome brand cleaner: great as a paint stripper, just soak the painted model overnight. It will not harm plastic.

Gas tank repair putty: it's an odorless epoxy putty that works great for large repairs and filling jobs. It sands and takes drilling great.

Silicone sealant: comes in Black, red, blue, and clear. Great for making small molds.

Self adhesive vinyl sheets: great for large masks for painting flame jobs on model cars.

Weekly (7 compartment) pill containers: great for small parts. Fit together in stacks.

Bamboo skewers: great for holding things for painting, stirring resin, etc.

Model kits!! Actually I only found models once, they were some AMT Star Wars pod racers and some crude 1/72 scale aircraft kits from a company I never heard of called Starfix. I have also found 1/25 scale figures of animals, movie characters, and other subjects that can be used with model cars.