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drabslab
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 08:39 AM UTC
So, I will need to do a substantial amount of scribing in the near future. I read the articles on Aeroscale and its time to buy some scribing tools.

So, what are the best scribing tools and scribing templates on the market, in your opinion?
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 08:51 AM UTC
I use the Trumpeter scribing tool myself, and I have the Verlinden templates in 1/72 and 1/48. Very happy with both of them.
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 09:48 AM UTC
I really like this one:



Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 09:54 AM UTC
I second Gaz, the UMM scriber is excellent. I replaced several others with it once I tried it out.
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:18 AM UTC
I'm intrigued by the UMM Scriber. Where can I get one?
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:05 AM UTC

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I'm intrigued by the UMM Scriber. Where can I get one?



Sold at:
https://www.umm-usa.com/
Scrodes
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 01:40 PM UTC
In my opinion, the best scriber, by far is the Scribe-R by Ridu


http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=77_110&products_id=329

the back of it is sharp enough to sort of saw to start a line - and helps to keep it straight, and then deepen it with the scribing tip. It is fantastic at removing plastic from the channel you're scribing.
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 09:07 AM UTC

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I'm intrigued by the UMM Scriber. Where can I get one?



Sold at:
https://www.umm-usa.com/



Thanks Gary!
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 09:33 AM UTC
I have the same from UMM-USA. It does so much more that just scribing. I like to use it to eliminate seams.
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:03 AM UTC
Hi Drabslab

I use all the ones mentioned, depending on the situation - and also just a plain old needle on occasions.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 06:12 PM UTC
Radu's scribers and saws are excellent, although I have also the Tamiya one and sometimes use a sharpened needle for some jobs.

Regards,
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 07:27 PM UTC
Thanks for all the advice.

Before I order a UMM-01 and the Scribe-R by Ridu I have one remaining question:

Is there a difference between the UMM-01 and the UMM-02 except for the surface finish?
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 08:35 PM UTC
I have the UMM-01 with the smooth finish. I couldn't give you an honest answer regarding #2, sorry.

I will say, though that the UMM-01 has never slipped from my fingers while scribing.

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 04:08 AM UTC

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Thanks for all the advice.

Before I order a UMM-01 and the Scribe-R by Ridu I have one remaining question:

Is there a difference between the UMM-01 and the UMM-02 except for the surface finish?





The difference is the size. The 02 is designed for smaller and tighter areas. It says so right in the description.



"The SCR-02 is another version of the original UMM-USA SCR-01 scriber and is designed for use in smaller areas.
The pointed front end is specifically shaped to get into tight spots.
More importantly, its thin design and specially ground cutting edge, will produce a very fine etched panel line."
drabslab
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 05:56 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

Thanks for all the advice.

Before I order a UMM-01 and the Scribe-R by Ridu I have one remaining question:

Is there a difference between the UMM-01 and the UMM-02 except for the surface finish?





The difference is the size. The 02 is designed for smaller and tighter areas. It says so right in the description.



"The SCR-02 is another version of the original UMM-USA SCR-01 scriber and is designed for use in smaller areas.
The pointed front end is specifically shaped to get into tight spots.
More importantly, its thin design and specially ground cutting edge, will produce a very fine etched panel line."



Thanks, i overlooked this
Scrodes
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:03 PM UTC

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Thanks, i overlooked this



No problem.
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 06:58 PM UTC
I've been using this lately, the Gunze G-Tool scriber. It has interchangeable tips so it's quite versatile (I mainly work in 1/72 for which the 0.1mm tip is ideal). It's just like holding a pen. I got mine from HobbyLink Japan but I've seen it on other Japanese sites.



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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 08:16 AM UTC
Hi Mike

Thanks for the heads-up and recommendation on the G-Tool. I've not seen that one before and I'll be sure to add it to my arsenal.

Admittedly, I'm a hopeless "tool junkie"(!), but (and not talking purely in terms of scribers) I never rely on just one for every job, because I firmly believe almost everything has it's uses. I still use some tools that were my grandfather's and are well over 100 years old, despite the fact that they were obviously never designed for working with polystyrene. I say "almost" because I have also bought a few real stinkers over the years that I know I'll never use again!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 05:02 PM UTC
In addition to those fine suggestions, you may consider asking your dentist for used tools which they'll never use again. I did this myself to get ultra fine detailing because they are razor sharp. Some practice is needed, but once you're comfortable the details are remarkable. My dentist gave me three sets of five and I still have 2 extra tools after giving many away.

Thank you for the great post.