steve howe wrote:Flymo748 wrote:So, back to the preparation of the body, and I'm still going through the removal of moulded detail.
Next off were the four moulded lifting rings from the top of the side tanks. I used a miniature chisel for these - a new tool that I bought recently as an experiment. It worked well, but I think I chose the wrong tip shape for this job. It wasn't quite as easy as it could have been.
On the other hand, it did the trick as it would have been difficult getting a scalpel blade in there.
Iain Rice mentions a leatherworker's tool for this job, as they are razor sharp, I've yet to find one but will have a look online.
Whilst I was buying some weathering washes and powders online, I had a skeg around this website: https://www.gforcemodels.co.uk
And I bought one of these:
Which has a blade like this:
It's razor sharp, and I chose that shape because I thought it would be useful to manoeuvre around rivets. As it turns out, it does that well, but for plain vanilla carving like this, I would have been better off with something like this: https://www.gforcemodels.co.uk/trumpeter-tools-model-chisel-f3-1893-p.asp
The chisel lives in its little box in my toolbox, and it used more often than I anticipated. I'd recommend one, and G-Force Models as well. No connection, etc...