Author Topic: Carbide scraper tools  (Read 2521 times)

Offline weez1990

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Carbide scraper tools
« on: May 24, 2015, 12:24:02 AM BST GMT »
I build a lot of model kits and I like to paint Reaper Bones models. One thing that I encounter a lot is seam lines/flash that needs to be removed from the model. I often have difficulty in scraping seams that are in awkward crevices. I've been using an exacto knife but I'm wondering if there is anything better to use.

I've been thinking about purchasing this set, by Rio Rondo:



http://www.riorondo.com/tools/available.html

I'm in the UK and the shipping is pretty high and ordering from the site is rather confusing.

I had an idea though. Looking on eBay you can find carbide engraving tips for dremels. I was wondering if it might be a better idea to buy some of these and turn them into a homemade equivalent? It would be easy to make a handle for them and would be cheaper too.



Any thoughts? Also, what do you guys use to remove seam lines?

Offline paintpig

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Re: Carbide scraper tools
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2015, 09:24:17 AM GMT GMT »
I use the Rio Rondo set and they are perfect, work very well on white metal also.

Offline mondria

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Re: Carbide scraper tools
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 05:24:42 PM GMT GMT »
only use needle files and blades but these look very handy, pls let ud know how it works out