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The New EtchMate 3C
mrm1944
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 06:31 PM UTC
Hi,

I've just seen that Mission Models have released a new EtchMate...the 3C.

Has anyone seen this in the flesh yet or better still used it?

If so, what do you think?

Mark



madwolf
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 11:55 PM UTC
I just ordered it the other day. Hasn't showed up yet. I'll let you know what I think, although it probably will not be worth much since I've never worked with photoetch before.
mrm1944
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 05:53 PM UTC

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I just ordered it the other day. Hasn't showed up yet. I'll let you know what I think, although it probably will not be worth much since I've never worked with photoetch before.



Thanks Lon,

That will make two of us when it comes to not working with photoetch before...

Have a good Christams

Mark

jimz66
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2007 - 02:03 AM UTC
I got mine last weekend. Havent had much time to try it out yet though. With the windding down of the holidays, time will be on my side a little latter on. I will say that it is lightweight and seams to be of a very strong material. Although the last one they made was made from aluminum this one isn't.

Nice tool, and I am myself intimidated by PE so this should help a lot.

Cheers.
Marineman25
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2007 - 07:47 AM UTC
It's a great tool!

I got mine last week from the LHS. I've always wanted some sort of PE bending tool but stayed away from the razor blades because I'm accident prone. The thin plastic blades work great and it 's durable.

Check out this video at ML. just scroll down and click on the 3C pic.

Video Review?!
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