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England - North, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 11, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 02:50 AM UTC
Hello everyone, Having recently bought my first Airbrush, Compressor. I need some help as to the tools I will need for model aircraft making. I have the basics like a craft knife (although a sharper one is needed), sprue cutters, x3 files, Premi air cleaning liquid. What size masking tape will I need or dont It matter..

Thanks In advance & have a merry christmas.

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Victoria, Australia
Member Since: July 28, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 10:03 AM UTC
I'd say you have everything you need to start building.
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Virginia, United States
Member Since: August 23, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 01:11 PM UTC
One ihing that i would reccomend is a razor saw. I use it more than my sprue cutter. Sometimes with the sprue cutter on very small parts it will twist or break off of the plastic tree that holds the parts. Also a good exacto hobby knife with extra #11 blades. Theres so many more items that you could use, but just ask.
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Illinois, United States
Member Since: February 10, 2004
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Posted: Monday, December 21, 2009 - 11:50 AM UTC

Nice! I miss the good old days of searching for and collecting all the tools I'd need to have a great workshop! Things I can't model without?

Plastic cutter/scriber.
X-Acto with #11.
Flexable, foam-core nailfiles.
Jewelers tools like:
-small pliers
-side cutters
Razor Saw and Alum. miterbox
Reamer set.

For more good tools many modelers choose see:

Subject: Tools/Gadgets you cant live without