Modelling Tools and Equipment.

Discussion in 'Questions on Kits, Decals, Tools and Pilots' started by Airframes, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Airframes

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    G.I.Jive was asking about the tools and equipment some of us modellers use, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to show some of the stuff I have used, and accumulated, over the past 30 to 40 years. Yes, there's at least one or two bits here that I've had since I was 16!
    The first pic shows the main three storage case I keep the bits and pieces in, when not in use. On the left, a 'free-with-a-gallon-of-oil' plastic tool box, which contains such items as my mini-drill; in the centre, the main case for paints, brushes and other essentials, and on the right, a lunch-box (!) that holds the compressor, airbrushes and accessories.
    Picture 2 shows most of the paints and bits and pieces, whilst Picture 3 shows a selection of tools, such as the mini-drill, vice etc.
    Picture 4 is mainly the cutting tools, many and varied, whilst Picture 5 is my 'cheapo' compressor, a pair of different nozzled air brushes and other bits and pieces.
    Finally, the last picture is of my faithfull, much travelled and battered 'angle poise' lamp, fitted with a 'daylight' bulb.
    There is a lot more, but I didn't have room to spread it all out!
     

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    A good idea Terry I have to take some pis as well.:)
     
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    Definitely look forward to that Wojtek!
     
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    Same buds...! 8) Nice workshop Terry...!
     
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    Great shots Terry, nice to know I have some tools that the 'pros' use as well :)
     
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    Thanks chaps, thought it might help gijive and others.
     
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    What's that silver and black thingy, top left of centre, in the first pic Jan?
     
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    A frame for folding tin or etched parts.
     
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    Yep...that's it. :)
     
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    Jesus, I am waaaaay under-prepared for this hobby...
     
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    Ah! I thought that at first, then decided it looked a bit small. Good idea, but I just use my mini vice, although I avoid PE so don't have the need anyway.
     
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    Here's mine. I have a Dremel Tool (high speed power drill), a vice and a drill press from way back. Also have a 30yo Badger Airbrush with two different Paasch brushes that are VERY basic.

    Here is the rest of my crap. This is my basic kit. Have other stuff that floats around, but you get the gist.
     

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    Nice selection there Matt. See you eventually got the same pin vice as mine!
     
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    Nice tool set.:thumbleft:
     
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    Yeah I just got it. Has bits down to 0.3mm. I mean TINY! Now I don't have to hand hold my Dremel bits. And it only cost me $7 USD. Cheap! It comes with two double-headed chucks built into the handle. I got bits from 0.3mm to 2mm. About 30 bits in all. Not bad for $7. Thank you very much, China. Hopefully the 5yo child who made them got to go home early on her 18 hour work shift.
     
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    Wow! Two chucks, AND drill bits, for $7! Mine only had one, double headed chuck, and NO bits, and cost me £4.99, about $8.
     
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    Chinese. Broke my 0.90mm just today on my A6M5 build.
     
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    My problem is I have got too many tools and nowhere to build as the homemade CNC machine took up the space. Homemade mini panelsaw is on top of the freezer. drawers and cupboards are all full. Sliding table under CNC has an A3 cutting mat on it.

    Mini camera on CNC is to centre cutter on edges or corners of sheet and can centre it on holes.

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