Scribing panel lines on METAL kit??

Scribing panel lines on METAL kit??

Post by Jose M. Altub » Sat, 06 Jan 2001 09:33:14



Hi there:
    I'd like to rescribe the door lines on my diecast '32 Chevy kit. Any
ideas?. I've checked the FAQ pages already. TIA. Jose.
 
 
 

Scribing panel lines on METAL kit??

Post by Royabulg » Sat, 06 Jan 2001 10:23:31


Those things are usually cast in a softish metal, aren't they?  I imagine the
dental scraper type scribers that a lot of the mail order places sell would do
the trick.  If not, and no one has any suggestions, take the model and go to a
REAL hardware store, not a big box, find the oldest employee there, and ask his
advice.  Kim M

 
 
 

Scribing panel lines on METAL kit??

Post by Peter Nebelun » Sun, 07 Jan 2001 13:22:49


On Fri, 05 Jan 2001 00:33:14 GMT, "Jose M. Altube"

Quote:

>Hi there:
>    I'd like to rescribe the door lines on my diecast '32 Chevy kit. Any
>ideas?. I've checked the FAQ pages already. TIA. Jose.

I would use a metal scribing tool as used in layout work. I made one
up from a tig machine electrode, which is tungsten. Hader than hell,
and when ground to a point, lasts forever.

You can pick up a scriber in most hardware stores in the hand tools
department.

Templates and dymo tape also work here, just as good as on plastic.

rgds
Peter

 
 
 

Scribing panel lines on METAL kit??

Post by Jose M. Altub » Mon, 08 Jan 2001 04:35:47


Thanks!. Will try this. Jose.
Quote:
> I would use a metal scribing tool as used in layout work. I made one
> up from a tig machine electrode, which is tungsten. Hader than hell,
> and when ground to a point, lasts forever.

> You can pick up a scriber in most hardware stores in the hand tools
> department.

> Templates and dymo tape also work here, just as good as on plastic.

> rgds
> Peter