Good tools and techniques are key to successful scratch-building.
Sometimes our stumbling up the learning curve is just clumsiness, but at other times it's because the information we need is hard to find. So, along the way, as I struggled up the learning curve, I made notes so that I wouldn't have to repeat the learnings. In a number of areas: Dimensions, Paint & Painting, Resin Casting & Fiberglassing, 3D Printing, Tire Molding and the making of brass inserts, I thought the notes might be useful to others.
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