Dremel VersaTip / Soldering Iron & Hear Gun

Dremel VersaTip / Soldering Iron & Hear Gun I got this as it was only a little more expensive than a gas-powered/cordless heat-shrink gun. It does this job very nicely – but is also a gas-powered soldering iron and a

Heat Gun

Very useful for: – Un-sticking glue-gun joints. – Bending plastic into shapes. Not that expensive and often will get used for a whole other range of DIY activities. A good investment for sure. It will also prevent you breaking you/your

Proxxon Drill

If you have a Dremel and use it a few times a year, that is fine, but this is the pro-version – but remarkably for not much extra. Proxxon is a German company and you know that that means instead

Craft Knife – Handle

Much easier to change blades than a scalpel. Blades are thicker as a rule, so suitable for more robust cutting, even if less suitable for very fine detailed work. The … or ‘light’ type is a personal favourite and I’ve

Super Strong Double-Sided Tape

Double sided tape

This stuff is so strong that you can stick Perspex sheet to itself to create cabinets. Amazing stuff. Expensive, but well worth it for those specialist jobs.

Craft Knife (Handle & Blades)

Craft knife

HANDLE: Much easier to change blades than a scalpel. Blades are thicker as a rule, so suitable for more robust cutting, even if less suitable for very fine detailed work. The ‘X-Acto No. 1’ or ‘light’ type is a personal

Razor Saw

Razor saw

Sure, you might have a Junior Hack-Saw, but this is a well-kept secret in workshops. Where as a Hack-saw has a thin blade that can twist, the Zona Saw has a wider blade and remains ‘straight’ even though it is

Solvent Dispenser – Bargain!

Solvent dispenser

If you have used these, you probably know they cost around £15-£20, but ebay saves the day with £1.67 – to your door. Please take care with the chemicals, etc.

Glue Gun

Glue gun

The Glue Gun I use is a Cordless (not battery powered) Black & Decker GG500. It is now out of stock, possibly because it is low power and is only cool melt. The cordless market is pretty patchy, and is

Scalpels

Scalpel

HANDLES: I personally use the No. 3 Handle, as it’s a good all-rounder. It fits a good variety of blades for most modelling jobs. Occasionally a No. 4 (larger handle is useful, but for starters – go for the No.