Tools & Supplies

I’ve gathered together a few links to the stuff I use and like. They are affiliate links, so I get a little something if you buy anything but don’t let that detract you from the quality. They are on this list for a reason: I’ve used a lot of stuff and these work best for me. I’ll add to the list over time…

The Proxxon hot wire cutter. It’s solid, accurate and cuts seamlessly (operator skill required)
  Great for brush painting, great range of colours and their Quickshades are a doddle to use and give great results. They come in sensible bottles (that don’t spill when knocked over) and last ages.
  My goto super glue. Easy to apply, flows predictably. Sticks most stuff.
  I use a lot of balsa in my scratchbuilding. Buy it in sheets and get a balsa beam cutter and save yourself a fortune on buying pre-cut beams.
Foamex is a much more rigid version of foam core. Harder to cut, great if you’re building larger structures.
 Winsor & Newton oils. Buy a set and it lasts literally years. You can’t beat an oil wash for picking out detail and shadows. Dilute it with Sansodor odourless thinners.
Xuron sprue cutters. Thin tip to get into awkward places and seem to stay indefinitely sharp.
UMP Thinner, thins anything acrylic based I’ve sprayed through my brush. Last ages, makes your paint go further, works.
Just like their cleaner. Doesn’t need much and it works.

 

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