Model making tools you will need will vary according to your level of skill. The tools you choose fall into several areas, and each one of them is challenging. You will, therefore, start with simple tools and as you improve your skills as you go along, you will become better equipped with time.
How to choose your model making tools ?
Like any DIY project that requires tools, you need to know what you are doing before so you can choose the correct equipment and this isn't any different in model making. Generally speaking, you'll be putting things together, screwing, gluing, painting, adjusting, soldering, connecting, trimming and shaping, and you have dedicated tools for each of these purposes.
Scientific-MHD offers a wide range of tools for your model making creations and this range includes tools for a large range of uses.
For the assembly, you will need to equip yourself with some simple tools, including screwdrivers, spanners and a selection of glue. However, remember that your tools will all need to be a lot smaller as you'll be working on scaled-down models and miniatures!
After you have assembled your model, you are probably going to want to customise it. Painting is the most common part of any customisation and Scientific-MHD offers a range of brushes for the finest of finishes. You can also choose an airbrush for truly seamless results. Discover our extensive selection of paints that will meet the needs of any advanced customisation.
You'll also be getting involved in electronics if you are working with radio control models. If you build a model from scratch, you'll need a variety of components for your circuits, and again, you'll need the tools to do this. From cables to multimeters to soldering irons, Scientific-MHD has everything you need to create the RC model of your dreams.
How do you look after your model tools ?
Two important things to remember when you are preparing your tools are one: make sure you have all the tools you need for your project and two: that they are all in working order. How you look after your equipment will depend on the tool. You will undoubtedly start by equipping yourself with a basic toolbox containing screwdrivers, spanners and pliers. The most important thing to remember is to keep everything together and not lose anything.
Other aspects of model making, such as shaping and painting, require much more care. Shaping is mainly done with a hollow chisel or gouge, but make sure you have the right one for the material you are working with.
If you are painting, you will need to clean your brushes with a solvent. If you are working with an airbrush, you can take it apart completely to remove any residual paint. Demineralised water might be sufficient, however, depending on the type of airbrush you use, you may need a specific solvent.