Scribing details

Glenn,
My thoughts on scribing (with some contributions by others) can be found at:
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Charles Metz
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Charles Metz
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Just wondering if anyone can give recommendations on what tools and
techniques they use for scribing or re-scribing detail lines.
Having just started making models again, I'm interested in applying
these techniques.
Glenn
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Careful Hack
One of the best tools I've found for scribing is just to clamp a draftman's compass point in a pin vice. You can get a straight conical compass point, or one of the two-ended kind that has a smaller one on one end. You can also choose a pin vise that fits your hand, which IMO is one of the critial issues with any "good" tool - it needs to feel comfortable to you.
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Rufus
Thanks for this Charles. Some great information here.
Glenn
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Careful Hack
in article GDVrb.166000$Fm2.144923@attbi_s04, Rufus at snipped-for-privacy@mchsi.com wrote on 11/10/03 5:59 PM:
I don't use a pin-vise. I use one of those cheap mechanical pencils that have a collet that grips the lead. The "point" is then retractable. Be careful when you jam it into your shirt pocket though.
MB
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Milton Bell
Great idea! And so in-line with my thoughts about using what's comfortable in your hand. I may change my holder...
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Rufus
Yep....there is an AMAZING amount of things available from a drafting supply store, that have uses in modeling!
Colored pencils, lead holders, brushes, straight-edges, erasure shields, and dozens of others I forget at the moment.....
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Greg Heilers
I like the hook type tools by Squadron or Bare Metal Foil for most scribing and a compass point chucked in a pinvise for curves.
Careful Hack wrote:
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Ron
Yes, soo true... I got hooked on RapidoGrpahs for doing panel lines :)
For scribing I use a Trimaster scriber tool. (circular cross section) that has it's own oil stone for sharpening. Taught me that keeping a SHARP point on the scriber means less errors when scribing. I use a set of Verlinden scribing templates, and tape to scribe the lines.
I also use a set of dental tools that were given to me. They still look scary, but I dont think the plastic minds as much as I do :0
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