Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by MacSongLi, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. MacSongLi

    MacSongLi New Member

    Hello everyone, I'm new to card modelling, and I was wondering if I could get some advice on what scissors should I be purchasing? Right now I have both a large a small pair, nothing special just what my wife had laying around the house.

    Thank You!
    Gary (In Canada)
  2. PemTech

    PemTech Member

    Ahhh shucks....
    I was hoping to see scissors made from paper!
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Hello Gary,

    First off,m welcome to the forum.
    As for the answer to your question, As you can see by this photo, I use three different pair of scissors.

    The small chrome pair are from the cosmetic section of a pharmacy, the second pair were a gift, and the third were from a local office supply store.

    I would advise experimenting and find out what works for you and your style of modeling and what feels good in your hand.

    Either way you go, good luck with it.
  4. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Michael's Craft Stores sells a really nice set of scissors for a reasonable price. The really small ones are incredible for tight spots. :)
  5. Stephenb

    Stephenb Card Meddler

    this fiskars model is what I use, it's great for small detail work.

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  6. Dented Rick

    Dented Rick Human

    The only thing I use for cutting parts. (Crack optional)

  7. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Head over to your local Office Department store - a la Staples or Office Max - and pick up some Scotch Titanium scissors. They are excellent scissors, the grips feel nice, the blades are sharp, and much cutting can be had.

    But I agree with Rick, the modeling knife should be looked at. I used to exclusively cut my models with scissors, but you'll find that a good modeling knife - such as one from Olfa - will make life easier for you in the long run.
  8. terrinecold

    terrinecold Member

    I use both scissors and scalpel (bought in pharmacy).
    2 set of scissors, large Fiscars and some micro tip Fiscars
  9. MacSongLi

    MacSongLi New Member

    Thank you everybody for all of your advice. It is very much appreciated.
    :) MacSongLi:thumb:
  10. Tirick

    Tirick Member

    The only risk with scissors (indeed with any blade) is that if they are not extremely sharp they will shear and distort the paper. Your best bet is to use a metal straight edge, a cutting mat and a replaceable or breakaway razor or exacto knife, one with a fine tip/blade.

    Also, super-small parts are a lot harder to trim around with scissors.
  11. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I use Olfa hobby scissors, two pair one straight blades one curved, and a X-acto X-2000 with #11 blade.
  12. Naughtius

    Naughtius New Member

    You use a scalpel, I've been curious if one of those would work. What's blade life like for one, or is there a way to get it sharpened back to surgical edge?
  13. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    I tend to avoid scalpels. I find the blade too wobbly when cutting straight delicate parts...This can lead to slight wavy edges.

    A good Xacto with #11 blade does me for most cutting...

    I only tend to use good quality, curved nail scissors for cutting small round pieces..
  14. Naughtius

    Naughtius New Member

    Good to know about the "wobble",..thanks for the heads up Fokawe

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