Home » Shows » Boss Builds – Episode 1 – Kamen Rider Double – Part 2 Previous Post Next Post Share This Post Boss Builds | Shows Boss Builds – Episode 1 – Kamen Rider Double – Part 2 By HLJ : Luke on September 7, 2010 8 Comments Part 2 of Scott’s Kamen Rider Double “Figurerise” build offers sharp tips on the sharp tools you should have to tackle Bandai kits. In this episode: – 1/8 MG Figurerise Kamen Rider W Cyclone Joker 1/8 BAN964495 Bandai kamen rider mg Share This Post Related Articles Gunpla TV – Episode 329 – New Arrivals for August 9th August 9, 2019 Gunpla TV – Episode 184 – MG Amazing Red Warrior – Sandtrooper – Revive Freedom! September 7, 2015 Gunpla TV – Episode 77 – Real Grade Mk-II Gundams! May 14, 2012 20th Episode preview! 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They tend to have very dull edges which, as Scott says, will tend to crush and tear the plastic rather than cutting cleanly through it. Even fairly good-quality “wire cutters” tend not to have the same kind of sharp edge as a pair of good hobby nippers. Good nippers may seem expensive, but remember that it’s better to buy a good set for $20 or more, rather than waste $5-$10 on something cheaper and then find you still need those $20+ nippers. Another thing to remember – although it can be tempting, never use your good hobby nippers as wire cutters! Cutting metals or other hard materials with fine-edged hobby nippers can ruin the edge. Reply Yami September 9, 2010, 12:38 am Just wondering what is the difference between Precision nipper and the thin blade one since i am considering getting either one of those. Reply Scott Hards September 9, 2010, 3:37 pm Hi Yami, You really need both tools. Get a flush-cut precision nipper (plastic cutter) for the basic work of getting the parts off the runners. However, that tool cannot make a perfect flat cut right up against the part, though it will come close. To trim the excess you’ll sometimes get on the part, you really need to have the art/hobby/X-Acto knife. Such knives are very inexpensive, so I really recommend you add one, and a box of replacement blades, to your tool box. Reply Mark D September 10, 2010, 8:48 pm Really want to second never using sprue cutters to cut metal rods, I’ve done that out of laziness and it ruined my old games workshop ones so I had to buy a new pair. Regarding clean up with a hobby knife, cutting towards you, even by minute amounts is always a bad idea. I usually hold the part down on my cutting mat and cut straight down with the knife to shave off any excess plastic, that way there’s no chance of cutting yourself. But it can be hard with very small parts, I built Bandai’s MG Astray last week and had a hard time cleaning up some of the smaller bits. Reply George September 11, 2010, 2:25 am I actually went as far as to write “for plastic only” on my nippers to remind me. And still, I succumb to the temptation once in a while… 🙂 Regarding cutting towards yourself – I wonder about that. The main thing is to maintain control of the blade, which isn’t a big problem as long as it’s sharp and you’re not cutting too deep at once. In the past I’ve urged new modelers to cut away from themselves but these days I wonder if I just didn’t put enough faith in people’s ability to control a blade. Reply Dade October 31, 2010, 5:11 pm No earthly idea how I missed these, but better late than never. Excellent videos and Scott’s always a pleasure to watch– great work! Since the good old days in Fine Scale Modeler, Scott’s been sharing his modeling knowledge and the modeling world’s better because of it… along with this little store he owns. 😉 Cheers and can’t wait for more! Reply Matthew February 15, 2019, 1:29 pm 5/4/2016 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentYou may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.