Large and Small versions
S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description:
MM-07 - Small
MM-08 - Large
||Each is one alloy tool, approx. 183
USD$30.00 each plus
local tax and shipping from Mission Models
||Quality construction; simple
but useful concept; marked in increments of inches and
millimetres; appropriate tool to work with either flat or three
dimensional materials; no assembly required; solidly packed.
HyperScale is proudly supported by
Mission Models continue their commitment to
designing new tools for modellers.
Mission Models' Grabhandler (reviewed
earlier on HyperScale) was recently introduced to create
square-edged handrails, guard rails, tie-downs and grab
This has now been joined by the Multi-Tool, a simple
device to create round, curved and conical shapes in photo-etch. The
Multi-Tool will also be ideal for bending soft metal to precise
curves for rounded tie-downs and handles. It will be a simple matter
to quickly bend many identical shapes with this useful new tool.
The Multi-Tool comes in two sizes - large and small.
There is not a great deal of difference in size. The small tool
ranges in diameter from 1.2mm to 9.53mm; while the large tool starts
at 1.6 mm and goes up to 12.7mm. Both tools are approximately 183mm
The tools are marked in increments using both
thousandths of an inch and millimetres. Furthermore, the conical
head of the tool is calibrated with lines, although the diameters
are not noted.
Another nice touch is the curved end of the conical
head, which could be used for rubbing down dry transfers.
There are no moving parts on the Multi-Tool. Simply
roll the modelling material against the appropriate shape and size
as indicated on the tool. Couldn't be simpler!
The instructions include directions on how to soften
photo-etched parts in preparation for rolling.
Mission Models' Multi-Tool means that I won't have
to use paint brush handles for rolling soft metal and photo-etched
parts any more!
The Multi-Tool will be very helpful to modellers who
are looking for an easy, measurable, precise and repeatable
method of rolling photo-etched part and miscellaneous soft metal.
Thanks to Jon Tamkin from
the preview image and information
Etch Mate is available
from Mission Models
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