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Throw down a towel

When working with tiny parts, there’s always the possibility of having it squirt from a tweezers or your fingers and disappearing. To combat this, I put down a hand towel to work on. If I drop the part, there’s much less chance of it bouncing away if it lands on the towel. 

Label sandpaper scraps
I use a lot of sandpaper when cleaning up parts, and I am always cutting strips off of the bigger sh...
Self-adhesive foild for headlights
For kit headlights, skip the paint! Using a punch-and-die set, select the diameter that matches the ...
Inexpensive super glue applicator
Why spend money on fancy super-glue application tools? You probably have the best tool for this in y...
Conserve your paint
When I open a new bottle of  Testors Model Master enamel, the first thing I do is drop in three stee...
Foam trays for painting models
The foam trays used for packages of meat are useful surfaces for painting parts or spraying finishes...
Remove white spots from clear coat
I recently finished decaling a 1/48 scale Academy Apache helicopter. When I airbrushed a coat of cle...
Laminate kit instructions
I’ve been working on Tamiya’s 1/350 scale USS New Jersey for more than a year. I purchas...
Polish paint to a mirror finish
I had been trying to come up with a different or easier method for applying a smooth gloss black bas...
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