Xenoex, on Dec 19 2007, 03:46 PM, said:
Decors, in ur opinion, what would be the best tool for rescribing lines stuffed up by excess resin? I have experimented with several tools, and found that Tamiya scriber is only good for doing shallow lines. Once I start going deeper, it tends to scribe too widely. I found the tritool to be more effective in maintaining a narrow groove if I want to scribe deeply. I also use the normal hobbyknife to remove most residue first, then rescribe later, otherwise the residue tends to force the scriber (or tritool) sideways and end up scratching the nearby surface.
I am still practising doing curved lines, tritool seems to be better than scriber at curves too. I guess this sort of thing is unavoidable when we work on resin recasts alot
Might seem like a waste of time to some people, but I think it will really pay off once you've finished painting and take closeup pics.
I have various scribing/engraving tools, but the one I use most is still the Modeling Saw Set
from Hasegawa. For me, they are small and easier to handle, which should help to reduce "accidents".
If I need bigger/wider lines(rarely), I'd use the Mini Razor Saw
from Tamiya, which has bigger and wider teeth.
I started to rescribe the lines on the VF-4 by using the Tritool. I figure I will end up rescribing all the lines on this kit.
Here's the before and after.
Right side- Before
Left side - After