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Modeling basics: Removing parts from the sprue

Properly remove parts from plastic sprues and photoetched-metal frets

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It is the most basic of scale modeling skills, but not to be taken for granted: removing plastic parts from a sprue. In this video from the FineScale Modeler workshop, Associate Editor Mark Hembree shows you how to properly remove parts from a sprue with a side cutter. He also covers removing photoetched-metal parts from a fret using a hobby knife.

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