How to Work with Photo-Etched
Part I: Basics
Overview of Essential Tools and Chemistry for Working
with Photo-Etch. In this segment, I'll provide an
overview of the basic tools and chemical substances
essential for working with photo-etched components.
For demonstration purposes, I've selected Eduard sets
designed for the Sd.Kfz.164 Nashorn 1/35 kit by Border
Italeri's etch scissors are an excellent choice for swiftly
and easily cutting photo-etched parts from the sprue.
Alternatively, a sharp scalpel can be used to remove
In this series, I aim to guide you through
the tools, equipment, and techniques I've
acquired over my approximately
10 years of experience with photo-etched
accessories. Although some modelers may
have reservations about using photo-etch,
it remains a preferred method for adding
precise details to various parts of a model.
In this first part, I intend to demonstrate
the fundamental techniques, tools, and
chemical processes I employ, especially
for those new to modeling.