Choose the perfect pair of scissors from trusted leading brands in the model making world and you’ll be well equipped and ready to get snipping. The key to model making lies in the quality of the equipment you use, which enables you to produce results that are just as accurate as they are realistic.
How to choose your scissors ?
If you are a passionate model maker, you will already have some of the latest equipment to produce quality finishes. Add a pair of top-grade scissors to your materials and you’ll be able to cut with extreme precision and finesse.
There are several models of scissors to choose from and each one has its own characteristics. In fact, for your “regular” cuts, opt for a pair that will allow you to obtain beautiful curves. For round and straight cuts, i.e. for cutting remote-controlled car bodies, Lexan scissors will be ideal. For other materials such as interlining films and papers, turn to a pair of scissors such as the quality TopFlite or ORACOVER. For precision cutting you can choose between 100 mm, 89 mm, 64 mm or 8.9 cm long curved stainless steel scissors, which allow you to be extremely dexterous.
We would recommend starting with a standard pair of 140 mm scissors, before buying any for specific uses.
How do you look after your scissors ?
The easiest option when buying scissors is to go for a stainless steel pair, as very little maintenance is required. Quality guaranteed and peace of mind!
You should be careful when using glue as sometimes traces can stay on your scissors. This residue should be removed to avoid damaging them and to keep them sharp and reliable. We would recommend cleaning your scissors after each session for optimal maintenance.
You can rub the blade of your scissors with a cloth soaked in white vinegar or lemon mixed with salt. The lemon and salt will dissolve thick lumps of dried glue. If necessary, scrape off any remaining residue with a wooden spatula.
If this doesn’t work, you can pour alcohol or acetone onto cotton wool and rub the blades from the tip to the handle. Rinse your scissors with clean water and soap if the blades continue to stick. Finally, dry your scissors with a soft cloth.