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FineScale Modeler Workshop: Removing Parts from Sprue

Learn the best ways to remove plastic model kit parts from sprue

Published: October 19, 2012
Removing Parts from Sprue

In this how-to video, Associate Editor Aaron Skinner tackles the best ways to remove plastic parts from sprue, as well as how to separate photoetched-metal parts from their frets without losing them.

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3 stars
OZMAN RODRIGUEZ SR from GUATEMALA said:
nice tips
4 stars
KURT MULDER from ALABAMA said:
Great Video!

Using a dark surface behind the PE fret also makes it easier to see the part and attachments when cutting.
5 stars
MARTIN HEBDA from TEXAS said:
really enjoy the tips !
AARON SKINNER from WISCONSIN said:
Brent,
Good suggestion. I've seen modeler use chisel blades before.
Cheers, Aaron
4 stars
BRENT ATHY from CALIFORNIA said:
never thought of the bag. Instead of a #11 blade for PE removal I use a chisel blade, harder and less flex.
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