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This is prob­a­bly es­sen­tial for any mod­el­ling tool­box. Sh­effield’s Swann-mor­ton is the Rolls-royce of scalpels and there are sev­eral dif­fer­ent han­dle and blade con­fig­u­ra­tions to suit dif­fer­ent tasks. Wood­land Scenics Foam Knife makes light work of hard foam with its 2in blade.

Where can I buy one?

Scalpels & Blades has Swann-mor­ton han­dles for un­der £4 and boxes of 100 blades for just over a ten­ner. Avail­abil­ity: Scalpels & Blades, West Street, Stoke-sub-ham­don, Som­er­set TA14 6QG Tel: 01935 825555 Web: www.scalpel­sand­ Wood­land Scenics WST1433 Foam Knife, £9.75 Avail­abil­ity: Bachmann stock­ists


Knife blades will dull quickly. Al­ways keep a stock of fresh blades handy and change them reg­u­larly – a dull blade will not cut cleanly and could snag on the ma­te­rial you’re cut­ting.

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