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eien

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Cutting Plastic
« on: January 16, 2006, 10:33:52 AM »
Hey guys, especially the FF man, I've seen in your pics of the modifications, and I've been wondering.... How did you cut the plastics for the mods? The only way I can do it so far is to use my knife and cut a line down and repeat the process until it's seperated from the big piece. It's so annoying so I hope that there is another easier, less time consuming way.
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Cutting Plastic
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2006, 11:04:00 AM »
No... That's pretty much it. Cut, cut, cut, then when you're more than half-way through on some parts you can snap off the edge. Only if it's not a curve or an angled cut though unless you cut and snap one angle at a time.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2006, 05:14:33 AM »
You can also use the Tamiya or Olfa P-cutter if it is available in your region. It is basically an angled cutter which makes the cutting a lot easier to control. I also use this P-cutter to enhance and re-scribe panel lines. :)

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006, 12:22:38 AM »
I've used a dremel tool on plastic before, but you have to keep the RPM very low, or it starts to melt the plastic.  Only works well in non-percision tasks though.