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Finger cots: quicker than gloves

Instead of the hassle of trying to put on latex gloves to handle a finished model, I use finger cots. They are small roll-on protectors that only take seconds to put on. I got a huge bag from Uline that will last me a lifetime. They come in powderless and anti-static varieties and, of course, various sizes. Although too small for spray painting, they’re great when you don’t need a full glove but want to keep finger oils from marring a finish.  

Raised lettering on model tires
If you are searching for a solution to making tire lettering, wheel designs, knockoffs, or maybe an ...
Improve air supply to your airbrush
I wanted to improve the air supply to my airbrush. The problems I had were a little moisture in the ...
Protect your decals
After years of building kits, we all end up with stacks of unused decals. I have found that a semiri...
Smart phone app for calculating scale
When building my train set, I found that Woodland Scenics has a scale calculator app for smart phone...
Use Parafilm M as a paint mask
I’ve seen Parafilm M (for sealing test tubes or beakers) used as masking to keep paint out. Bu...
Easy paint identification
Vallejo recommends mixing its paint by rolling the bottle between your hands or on a table. However,...
Adding weight after the model is finished
Ever find out too late that your plane is a tail-sitter? I did with my Black Cat Catalina. Good thin...
Baby powder for snow
Need a light dusting of snow for a model? Try baby powder from a paintbrush. Apply a very light coat...
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