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Plastic model courses for the basics of Tamiya drilling, cutting and masking tools by professional modeller Shinji Hasegawa



We will explain the types and usage of “piercing” tools used for various model work. From a handy pin vise to a convenient electric drill and a punch that can be used in various ways, you can expand the range of remodeling and detailing.
00:00 Please note
00:39 Lineup introduction of drilling tools
02:41 How to use pin vise
06:43 How to use modeling drill chuck
07:13 How to use an electric handy drill
08:37 How to use modeler’s punch
10:11 How to use a tapered file Click here for detailed information on the products introduced in the video Tamiya Craft Tools Pin Vise Drill Blades
● Commentary: Shinji Hasegawa (Professional modeler / Lecturer at Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Tressa Yokohama)


We will explain the types and characteristics of “scissors” used in various model making tasks. Use scissors that are suitable for different purposes, such as cutting plastic vans, decals, stickers, and masking tape.
00:00 Please note
00:57 How to use craft scissors
01:46 How to use curved scissors 
02:23 How to use decal scissors
03:54 How to use etching scissors
04:28 How to use precision tweezers and mini 4WD curved scissors Click here for detailed information on the products introduced in the video Tamiya Craft Tools Craft Scissors (for plastic/soft metal)
● Commentary: Shinji Hasegawa (Professional modeler / Lecturer at Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Tressa Yokohama)


This is an explanation of “masking”, which is indispensable for model painting work. We will introduce points such as the types of masking tape, how to apply it well, and how to remove it.
00:00 Please note
01:10 Masking tape lineup introduction
03:31 Dedicated mask sticker included with the kit
04:28 Precautions for masking work
06:30 Sharpen the cross section of the tape
07:58 Airplane canopy masking
09:08 Watch out for gaps!
11:13 Pay attention to the direction of painting!
12:11 Surface masking
13:07 Masking tape for curves 
14:03 Introduction of extra-fine tape tricks
14:40 How to use large masking stickers
16:16 Important! How to remove masking tape
18:20 What if it sticks out? Click here for detailed information on the products introduced in the video. Tamiya Makeup Materials Various Masking Tapes
● Commentary: Shinji Hasegawa (Professional modeler / Lecturer at Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Tressa Yokohama)

Review of Tamiya 58704 Toyota Land Cruiser 40 Pick-Up Quadtrack GF-01FT



The Tamiya Toyota Land Cruiser 40 is back as a kit with their Quadtrack system. The new GF-01FT, is a full build up kit that fulfills a fun modeling experience and when completed turns into a fun terrain terrorizing machine too. The Tamiya Quadtrack system is one of the best we tested for an RC. So if you want a tracked RC vehicle, this fun kit is once to consider!
Source: RC Driver