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Posted: Thursday, January 06, 2005 - 12:24 PM UTC
Many people get put off by the thought of re-scribing a model, but here''s a brilliant article from Mal (Holdfast) which makes the task far less daunting. He goes through all the different ways of scribing in detail, with pics of every stage.


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, January 06, 2005 - 03:39 PM UTC
Nice article, Mal....
and now I know what to do with the small collection of glue needle applicators, collected over the years.
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Posted: Friday, January 07, 2005 - 02:40 AM UTC
Great stuff Mal.
I am currently in the process of rescribing a 1/72 hasegawa hellcat. I work on it a little, put it away for a month, pull it out again, etc. Maybe this easier method will help me finish it before my death .

Thanks for doing the leg work on this one.
Leon
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 03:27 AM UTC
Yes dave everything has it's uses, eventually. Leon, I have a Monogram F105, which I have had for many years. It was the first thing I tried scribing and managed about 3 lines. It has many more than the A-26 but I feel confident, at last, that I might actually get it finished.
Mal
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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 05:15 AM UTC
Hi Mal

There are a couple of other types of tape which I use for scribing. Both are plastic, so they may be a bit more robust than Tamiya masking tape.

The first is by Pactra and is available in model shops - this stuff is really flexible as you can see:


The second is a different type of Dymo tape. It's used to print (rather than punch) labels and is thinner and so more flexible than the normal stuff - but not as flexible as the Pactra tape:





I've also used litho-tape, available from art shops. Again it's plastic, but it's nice and flexible.

Thanks for an excellent article and I hope these suggestions are helpful.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 06:12 AM UTC
Wow great stuff Rowan, a tape that is thicker than Tamiya tape and is plastic, but is as flexible would be even better.
Mal