Panel Line Scribing Tool, anyone know where one can be purchased???

Panel Line Scribing Tool, anyone know where one can be purchased???

Post by Darryl K Barne » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Hello

    I am in the process of scratch building some future armor (hover tanks) and
I was wondering if anyone knows of a panel line scribing tool that can be used
on sheet plastic (or other softer material).  I know I have seen something like
this advertised but my local shop has never had one in stock and doesn't have a
clue where to find it.

    Any and all help would ber greatly appreciated.

Thanks in Advance

D.K.Barnes

 
 
 

Panel Line Scribing Tool, anyone know where one can be purchased???

Post by Steve Bamfor » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Here's an idea that will work...I've tried it myself.  For about 1 dollar
you can buy a glass cutting tool.  It's basically a handle with a small
sharp metal wheel at one end.  Lay a straight edge down on the plastic and
wheel the glass cutter along.  Depending on how much pressure you apply will
depend on how deep a grove you make.  It is quick and easy and impossible to
***up on and it works like a charm.  I bought mine at a glass shop while
I was getting a pane of glass for my house.  Give it a try....you've got
nothing to loose and it does work VERY well for what you're after.

Steve Bamford
Rama Lama Do Dah Day
Official Temple Historian
Grand Creator of :-t on RMS
Northern Temple
Canada


Quote:
>Hello

>    I am in the process of scratch building some future armor (hover tanks)
and
>I was wondering if anyone knows of a panel line scribing tool that can be
used
>on sheet plastic (or other softer material).  I know I have seen something
like
>this advertised but my local shop has never had one in stock and doesn't
have a
>clue where to find it.

>    Any and all help would ber greatly appreciated.

>Thanks in Advance

>D.K.Barnes


 
 
 

Panel Line Scribing Tool, anyone know where one can be purchased???

Post by OSTIAANT » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Hi-
       I have been using a tool that is used for sculpting clay (I think). I've
had it for years and it does essentially the same job as the scribing tool.
       The tool should be available in art supply stores. It is a wooden handle
(dowel) with a straight metal end at one extreme and a curved metal end at the
other( sort of a hook). Both metal ends are somewhat spade shaped and have
pointed tips.  I use the curved end the same way I use a scribing tool. It
removes a curly-cue (reference to the three stooges intended) of plastic, and
generally works well if you have a strong guide to keep from slipping.
        The tool couldn't cost much.  You might give it a try.

   HTH
   Ron

 
 
 

Panel Line Scribing Tool, anyone know where one can be purchased???

Post by Mike » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hello
>  I know I have seen something like
> this advertised but my local shop has never had one in stock and doesn't have a
> clue where to find it.

 You can get one here: http://www.micromark.com/
Or you can use old dental tools, a needle in a pin vise, or a modified
#11 blade(I've never done it but I've been told it works and I'm not
sure what has to be done to it).
 My favourite purpose made scriber is Tamiya's(OLFA), especially for
long lines with no tight curves.

--
Mike Dougherty
Toronto, Ont.
Canada
IPMS C4928
low guy on the pole at
IPMS/"Buzz" Beurling
http://HedgehogHollow.COM/ipms/

 
 
 

Panel Line Scribing Tool, anyone know where one can be purchased???

Post by Chris Barnet » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00


 http://www.micromark.com/
Tehy have all kinds of modeling tools there, I drool every time I get a new catalog
from them!!!
Quote:

> Hello

>     I am in the process of scratch building some future armor (hover tanks) and
> I was wondering if anyone knows of a panel line scribing tool that can be used
> on sheet plastic (or other softer material).  I know I have seen something like
> this advertised but my local shop has never had one in stock and doesn't have a
> clue where to find it.

>     Any and all help would ber greatly appreciated.

> Thanks in Advance

> D.K.Barnes

 
 
 

Panel Line Scribing Tool, anyone know where one can be purchased???

Post by The Model Material Sh » Sun, 11 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Hi,

Scribers of various types are available from our extensive modelling
tools range,


On 9 Jul 1999 20:37:04 GMT, Darryl K Barnes

Quote:

>Hello

>    I am in the process of scratch building some future armor (hover tanks) and
>I was wondering if anyone knows of a panel line scribing tool that can be used
>on sheet plastic (or other softer material).  I know I have seen something like
>this advertised but my local shop has never had one in stock and doesn't have a
>clue where to find it.

>    Any and all help would ber greatly appreciated.

>Thanks in Advance

>D.K.Barnes

 
 
 

Panel Line Scribing Tool, anyone know where one can be purchased???

Post by TCampbel » Sun, 11 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Darryl,

The one I have was from Squadron (http://www.sqaudron.com ?), so I guess you
could get it mail order if you can't find one locally. It was (I think) a
little expensive for what it is ($15 equivalent here in France) but it does the
job well. I also saw one available from Micromark (http://www.micromark.com if
I remember correctly) for about $9-10.

HTH

Tim Campbell

 
 
 

Panel Line Scribing Tool, anyone know where one can be purchased???

Post by Penm » Sun, 11 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>    Any and all help would ber greatly appreciated.

>Thanks in Advance

>D.K.Barnes

Hi Darryl,

Go to: http://www.micromark.com

Micro-Mark is the modelist's small tool specialist. You'll go nuts when you see
what they have for the model builder!
Hope this helps!

MRLMMD:

Marty Oberman, Jr.

"To strive for progress, not perfection."

 
 
 

Panel Line Scribing Tool, anyone know where one can be purchased???

Post by J. Manci » Mon, 12 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Here's a simple and cheap scriber (compared to the $10-12
for a commercial item):  take a #11 exacto knife handle and
chuck a sharp sewing needle in it - voila!  a scribing tool!
I've been using a tool like this for years and it works great
for me...

John


Quote:

>Hello

>    I am in the process of scratch building some future armor (hover tanks) and
>I was wondering if anyone knows of a panel line scribing tool that can be used
>on sheet plastic (or other softer material).  I know I have seen something like
>this advertised but my local shop has never had one in stock and doesn't have a
>clue where to find it.

>    Any and all help would ber greatly appreciated.

>Thanks in Advance

>D.K.Barnes