In-Box Review
Scribing Template
Scribing Template Set 6 & Set 7
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by: Charles Reading [ CREADING ]


Set No.6 consists of two separate pieces similar to a photo-etch piece. Each piece a scribing template with various sized ellipse shapes. The measurements for each size is marked in mm next to its respective ellipse cutout. The smallest size ellipse on the first is 1x1.5, going up in size to13x6. There are twenty-six ellipse shapes on the first piece in set 6. For unknown reasons there are three 9x4 shapes.
The complete list of sizes on the first piece are as follows:1x1.5, 3x1.5, 3x2, 3.5x2.5, 4x2, 5x2, 5x2.5, 6x2.5, 6x4, 7x2, 7.5x3, 9x4, 7x5, 8x3.5, 8.5x4, 8x6, 9x5, 9x6, 10x5, 11x4, 12x4, 12x5, 12x7, 13x6.

The second piece in Set No.6 has ten ellipse templates. Smallest to largest, 11x5 to 15x10.

The complete list of sizes on the second piece are as follows: 11x5, 12x6, 13.5x7, 13.5x9, 14.5x5.5, 15x6, 15x7, 15x8, 15x9, 15x10.

Set No.7 consists of two separate pieces again, similar to photo-etch. The first piece has eight octagons, five stars and fourteen triangles, all in various sizes. Aside from scribing templates the stars could easily be used as painting templates for either Soviet or U.S. vehicle markings depending on using red or white paint.

The second piece in Set No.7 has sixteen triangle shapes, five trapezium shapes, one pentagon and three shapes (pardon my lack of knowledge in geometric terminology) that basically are rectangles with half circles on each end (think pill capsule in one dimension).

Handy tools to add to the work bench. You can scribe whole shapes or portions of the curvature where necessary. The various geometric shapes will come in handy for re-scribing lost detail or scratch building panels and hatches etc.
Highs: Versatile, useful tool
Lows: As with any scribing template they can be difficult to position on a compound curve or area cluttered with detail.
Verdict: Sure beats trying to freehand scribe or adapt a template not made for use with small scales
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  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: TEZ-032 &TEZ-033
  Related Link: manufacturers website
  PUBLISHED: Jun 26, 2011

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About Charles Reading (CReading)

I live in the mountains north of Santa Cruz California. I have been building now since the early 1990's when I rediscovered modeling. Most of my kits are built with dioramas in mind. I took a "creative block" hiatis for a couple years - 2011 to 2013. I wasn't active in the modeling world. During tha...

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