New Scribing and Chisel Tips
Micro-Chisel and Replacement Tips are available online from
Mission Models has expanded the versatility of its
recently released Micro-Chisel with five new tips.
The concept of the original Micro-Chisel was simple - a 2 mm interchangeable
chisel bit connected to a solid stainless steel handle, encased in a
contoured rubber finger grip. The result was a very high quality,
durable and useful tool for modellers.
The five new tips are:
The square-ended chisel tips are perfect to get into nooks and
crannies that need reshaping or cleaning up. I cannot think of
another tool that is better designed for the job. It is certainly
more appropriate, more effective and less likely to remove
fingertips than a brittle scalpel blade.
The addition of a round tip is very welcome. This
tip will make it a simple matter to cut narrow channels in plastic,
resin, wood or similar media.
The tip set includes a small Allen key to loosen the
old tip and install the new ones.
The scribing tips are a great idea too, and are
quite different in approach to other scribing tools. I like the fact
that different widths are available between .005" and .010". The
"hammer head" design should result in a nice consistent width for
the scribed lines too. Because it is a little tough to distinguish
between .005", .075" and .010" by eye, Mission Models has
thoughtfully identified each scriber tip with grooves around the
handles - no groove for .005", 1 groove for .075" and 2 grooves for
These scribing tips are a logical companion to the
solid handle with its nice, positive grip. I have already tested out
the scriber tips, and I find it works the best for me when it is
lightly dragged back along the plastic. Repeated light strokes will
result in a crisp, cleanly scribed line.
The tool handle feels very solid in the hand
regardless of which tip is fitted, and the grip
is positive. Very little effort is required to
achieve a fast, clean, precise result.
This tool will be helpful for scribing, reshaping and
sculpting many different materials, including plastic, resin and
It is also ideal for removing mould seams and
The Micro-Chisel from Mission Models was a great
idea in the first place. These new tips make this high-quality tool
even more flexible and useful.
This precision tool and its versatile selection of
tips will have many useful applications
for modelling projects.
Thanks to Jon Tamkin from
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Micro-Chisel is available
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