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Re: Invaluable modeling tools. Share yours!
« Reply #75 on: June 08, 2014, 01:24:28 am »
White Tack is rarer than Blue Tack for sure, but WH Smith sell it IIRC.

We have some in stock at the PR19 Hangar but it's STRICTLY under the control of the female of the species, particularly for 'test fitting' pictures on the wall prior to me being called in for a more permanent solution.....  ;)
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Re: Invaluable modeling tools. Share yours!
« Reply #76 on: June 08, 2014, 08:18:47 am »
White Tack is rarer than Blue Tack for sure, but WH Smith sell it IIRC.


Yes they do as do "proper" stationery and art shops. We have a local "student" stationery shop that sells it. Never tried it however.

I must admit one of the aids that doesn't leave my bench is my pack of Pound Store double sided sticky pads. mainly used for holding smaller pieces whilst painting or gluing but do have other uses. Can't recommend them enough. Plus because we have pound store wars on going in Croydon at the moment everything in the Pound Store (other cheap shops are available  ;D) is 95p  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #77 on: June 09, 2014, 05:42:51 am »
Never had any oily residue left by blue tac (and I carried out extensive testing prior to using it when I failed to locate any silly putty) but if left on for too long it can remaining crevices.  The trick is to use old blue tac that has been used for masking before to mask creviced areas as the dried paint that mixes in when you re-ball it after use reduces stickiness sufficiently to prevent the crevice clinging propensities.
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« Reply #78 on: June 09, 2014, 05:50:34 am »
Plus because we have pound store wars on going in Croydon at the moment everything in the Pound Store (other cheap shops are available  ;D) is 95p  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #79 on: June 09, 2014, 01:18:34 pm »
I prefer blue tac to white tac. The white stuff I find sticks too much and can bugger up a paint finish when it's lifited off.
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« Reply #80 on: May 26, 2019, 10:55:05 am »
Sick and tired of spilling paint, liquid cement, thinner? Hereís an easy fix. All you need as a circle template(or a pair of divider) some foam core and a hot glue gun. First, measure the diameter of whatever jar or bottle you want to secure. Next, measure and cut the base. Make sure it has at least 1 inch of space around the diameter of your jar or bottle for the supports. Then measure and cut the supports, making sure they are tall enough to support but not too much so that they get in the way of opening and closing. Place your jar or bottle in the center of the base and hot glue the supports around it every 90 degrees. 







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Re: Invaluable modeling tools. Share yours!
« Reply #81 on: May 26, 2019, 11:50:09 am »
Sick and tired of spilling paint, liquid cement, thinner?

Sure, now he tells us.  ;D
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« Reply #82 on: May 26, 2019, 12:29:58 pm »
I've done something similar by taking some MDF offcuts I had lying around and perforating them with a drill and/or hole saw (took me a while to find a drill the right size for a Humbrol tinlet, though).

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« Reply #83 on: May 26, 2019, 01:06:36 pm »
Sick and tired of spilling paint, liquid cement, thinner?

Sure, now he tells us.  ;D

Better late than never!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #84 on: May 26, 2019, 02:35:54 pm »
Most invaluable tool? These days itís the Internet, whether researching IJN ships or getting inspiration for Whiffs, itís the greatest boon to modelling in a generation.