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Everything You Need to Start Building Model Ships

Building model ships can be a great hobby for anyone, of any age. In this list, I share with you my favorite tools to get started. I've listed the tools based on category, and assessed whether or not they are essential to start out. You can watch my comments on each tool in the "video review" column.

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There are entire series of how to make a model-ship ,from unboxing and all the way to the completion of the model.

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Value for money
Essential or Not Essential for Beginners
Video Review
Link to buy
  • Cutters

  • 3
    Wood cutter
  • 8
    Big cutter
  • 9
    Small cutter
  • 12
    Scalpel with various tips
  • 16
    Wire cutters
  • Containers

  • Wire

  • Adhesives

  • 25
    PVG glue for wood
  • 26
    Cyanoacrylic glue
  • Drill

  • 1
    Hand drill with small tips
  • 22
    Power drill
  • 23
    Drill tips from cobalt
  • Wood treatment

  • 2
  • 11
    Small plane
  • 14
    Small saw
  • 21
    Soldering iron
  • 24
    Small bowl
  • 29
    Wood putty
  • Misc

  • 4
    Pins various sizes
  • 5
    Springs various sizes
  • 6
  • 7
    Small vice
  • 10
    Small screwdriver with normal tip
  • 13
    Pliers with smooth surface
  • 15
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