Saturday, 7 July 2012

A Miniaturist's Tool Kit

A Basic Tool Kit for Making Miniatures
Who would have thought that making miniatures would be so dangerous!
I'm always stabbing, slicing, gluing or pricking myself. So the one thing at the top of my list of items for my tool kit is a packet of sticking plasters! 
The most basic things you'll need in your tool kit are readily available and cost little. In fact, if you are keen on crafts, you'll probably have many of them already:

  • cutting mat
  • craft knife
  • scissors
  • steel ruler
  • mechanical pencil (for making accurate marks when measuring)
  • toothpicks
  • paint brushes
  • glues
  • sandpapers/emery board
  • clamps/clothes pegs
  • masking tape & double sided tape
  • mitre box and saw
  • tweezers
  • needle nosed pliers
With these things you'll be able to make a whole range of mini items without needing to use power tools.
  Oh, and one other essential. A towel to wipe your hands and mop up the blood!

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