|REQUIRED BUILDING TOOLS
Each modeler has their own "favorite" tools that
they use. For this model, here is a listing of a
few of the tools that I use. Although I list the
brand names of the tools I use, I am not brand
"specific" unless noted. This is a listing of my
tools for this model:
You will need a good hobby knife. I use an X-ACTO
knife with #2 blades. You will also need a good
supply of new sharp blades on hand. I will also
use carving blades on this model.
A good razor saw is helpful for cutting wood. I
use the Zona brand part #35-140.
Drill with a selection of bits
A motor tool like Dremel
Srew drivers and hex wrenches
Selection of sandpapers (I use 80, 120, 220, 320 and
Hand sanders (I use a selection of Great Planes
Easy-Touch hand sanders)
Soldering iron, solder and flux
Ruler or tape measure
Yard stick (I use a
Epoxy mixing cups and stirring sticks
A verity of small clamps
Selection of files
Needle nose pliers
Pin vise with bits
2" wide soft bristle paint brushes
Wax paper or clear plastic
The kit instructions call for you to locate a flat board at least, 8"
wide by 52" long. I used a MASTERCRAFT™
edge glued pine boards that was 3/4" thick by 18"x72".
Whatever board you use, make sure it is flat by checking
with a straight edge. Check for twists, warps and
I got mine from my local lumber store for a few bucks.