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My standard Hobby tools list. Referance guide to a good kit.
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Old 23 Nov 2007, 23:00   #1 (permalink)
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Default My standard Hobby tools list. Referance guide to a good kit.

Well I thought I would post up what I think every serious hobbyist should have in his/her hobby kit. This list will be large so be warned. The following are what I think every kit should contain for the serious ones.

Please note this is an advanced and varied kit. You can get by with basics.

Cutting Tools
4 Assorted Hobby Knives
4 Assorted Stanly style Knives
1 Pair of small Clippers
1 Pair of large Clippers

Glue
2 Types of Super Glue
Plastic glue
PVA Glue
Wood Glue (Optional)
2 part Epoxy (like Araldite)

Casting/putty/sculpting materials and tools
Green Stuff
Brown Stuff (Optional)
Filler putty
Modeling Putty
Sculpting Tool
Scribe
Fine grain sand paper
Paper Clips or fine wire

Parts
Bitz Box (lots of bitz!)
Plasticard or similar
Some extra sprue
Guitar Strings
Wire
Random old toys (things with wings, cars, motors etc are always good)

Miscellaneous
Lighter
Modeling Tape
Files
Pen and Paper and Pencil
Rubber
Fine Felt Tip pen
Pin Drill
Model Vice
Modeling Clamps

Painting
Paints!
An assortment of different size brushes (every thing from size 10 to size 0/10, so approx 21 brushes)
A pallet or similar (A cup cake tray works well I find)
Three water dishes or water tight containers (One for light colors, dark colors and mixing water)
Tissues
Another Felt tip pen (several of different colors is best)

Basing Stuff
Sand
Flock of various sorts
chunks of mortar or rock
small pebbles or rocks (road stone is good)
Lichen
Plastic Trees/Aquarium Plants
Basing Kits (Optional)

Of everything GW make the only stuff i recommend from them are the basing kits, their snow flock and paints. Noch make a great and varied range of other basing materials and paint brushes.



So thats a basic list of all the things I believe a hobby kit should contain for warhammer.
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Old 23 Nov 2007, 23:53   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: My standard Hobby tools list. Referance guide to a good kit.

Neat, +1 Cookie for that =) Also appears to be your 4000th post? nice.

Looking at your list, it looks like I've been getting by with the bare minimum... all I've used is:

Flush Cutters from an electronics toolbox
Set of GW Files

GW Super Glue
GW Plastic Glue
Standard PVA Glue from Hardware store

Box of Sand
GW Flock (static and the sand-like one)

Urban Basing Kit
Warhammer 40k Basing Kit


I've only recently just gone and bought greenstuff (which I haven't used before).. and shall have to get some of the new hobby tools soon (Sculpting tool and Hobby Saw). Currently using a craft knife to cut up stuff and have some sanding film that I'll test out later on...
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Old 24 Nov 2007, 02:03   #3 (permalink)
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Ahh you reminded me of a few things i need to add to that... Thanks
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Old 27 Nov 2007, 20:56   #4 (permalink)
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You might think about some 2-ton epoxy for those old large pewter models (e.x. Old One Eye, Hive Tyrant)
And some of those quick release clamps to hold model together that sometimes require 3 hands.
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Default Re: My standard Hobby tools list. Referance guide to a good kit.

This is helpful...except I don't know what the difference is between a lot of that stuff...
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