Use the power of mag­nets for hands-free paint­ing…

Model Rail (UK) - - Know Your Stuff -

This great new de­vice from RP Toolz of Hun­gary con­sists of a stylish and er­gonomic T-shaped metal han­dle topped with a pair of pow­er­ful mag­nets. A num­ber of small metal discs are sup­plied, for fix­ing to the un­der­side or in­te­rior of a model with cyano or epoxy ad­he­sive. The mag­netic han­dle will then clamp the model se­curely to help with as­sem­bly and paint­ing. Fur­ther steel discs are avail­able sep­a­rately. Help­fully, a clear plas­tic base is also pro­vided and this al­lows the tool to stand ver­ti­cally, with vir­tu­ally no risk of top­pling over.

The discs need to be spaced to match the mag­nets on the han­dle and we found that they could be placed loose within an open wagon body, where­upon the tool is able to grip the model suc­cess­fully from below. Such is the power of the mag­nets that the clamp­ing force is ef­fec­tive even through thick plas­tic. In­deed, the strong re­tain­ing force may be an is­sue with very del­i­cate mod­els but, for many plas­tic kits and RTR mod­els, this could prove a wor­thy in­vest­ment. Price: £21.99 Avail­abil­ity: Scale Model Shop tel: 01422 405040 Web: www.scale­mod­

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