Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Tip: Custom sanding blocks

I hate sanding! But for you modelers who don't, here is an interesting article on making custom-shaped, rigid sanding blocks: How-To: ShapeLock Sanding Blocks. The blocks are made from ShapeLock plastic infused with abrasive grit. This material melts in hot water and then rigidly hardens at room temperature. The ShapeLock plastic is conveniently available through MAKE's e-store. It strikes me that this would be especially useful to scale modelers.