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Re: Re: Re: How to cut figures from Strelets figures sprue...

For me this job is a lot easier after I followed a great tip I got from someone on this forum some time ago. I ordered a Xuron high precision micro shear #80333 ($11.49 US) from micromark.com. It's very sharp with a fine, narrow edge that makes a flush cut. It works great on the large sprues as well as those delicate cuts around arms, weapons, etc. Well worth the investment for me. Also works great as a toe nail trimmer.

Micromark has an incredible assortment of fine tools for modelers. If your not familiar with them you should check them out.

Re: Re: Re: Re: How to cut figures from Strelets figures sprue...

I use cuticle cutters.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How to cut figures from Strelets figures sprue...

After undercoating in white primer....

I nip off all the figs with a pair of heavy duty wire cutters, then I trim off the base with a sharp craft knife, then I carefully remove every single bit of flash from the figure by running a scalpel around the figure. It takes about 1-2 minutes each and it takes a little practice but I remove all the flash (every single figure has some flash, even the cleanest Italeri fig).

Time consuming but worth it when it comes to painting....