"Flip-R10" photo-etched bending tool
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
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These days there is quite an array of tools available for the serious
modeler. Some can be intimidating, while others can be more trouble than
they are worth.
With the advent of more complex photo etched parts, bending tools are
becoming a necessity. Many of the shapes we’re encouraged to manipulate
are not for the faint hearted. So a helping hand is always welcome.
This is one product that can do the job and ironically it comes on a
fret of thick stainless steel.
Some strong side cutters will be required to remove the parts and the
resultant attachment points will need filing to eliminate any burs.
Assembly is easy enough and only requires bending up of the hinge “ears”
to trap the “flip” plate. The supplied instruction sheet reveals
everything that needs to be done here.
This is a light weight tool and thus should be restricted to photo
etched items only.
Parts up to 10cm long can be bent and the “flipper” ensures that the
entire length gets equal treatment.
For single items that require multiple folds, different width “tongues”
are provided so that previous efforts do not interfere with the current
A step by step process can be found on Radu Brinzan’s website at:
Or you can view a video at:
The “Flip-R10” photo-etched bending tool is cleverly designed and its
slim stature means easy storage.
The graduated edging plate can be used to line up the big jobs and also
reversed to take care of multifaceted folds. It is easy to use and will
be a handy addition to any modeling box.
Recommended for both aircraft and amour modelers alike.
Thanks to Radu Brinzan for the sample
and Title Image
Copyright © 2007 by Rob Baumgartner
Images Copyright © 2007 by Radu
Page Created 01 October, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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