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I shall soon embark on the matter of chopping up warlocks, farseers, and autarchs so that they may be reassembled on jetbikes. Such a task is beyond my skill level but hey, I won't learn if I don't reach.
For this task, I'll most certainly need a saw of some sort to bisect my space fairies at the waste and place them on jetbike rider legs. I need to make straight cuts across a variety of torsos and I'm just not going to manage that with clippers. Answer: saw.
Does anyone have recommendations or anti-recommendations on saws? I've heard the terms hobby saw, jeweler's saw, and bone saw bandied about and I don't know what the difference is (or if there even IS a difference).
What saw is best for my work and what should I expect to pay? If you can point me to a specific store/retailer, all the better. I'd rather pay a bit more for a good saw and not just an 'entry level' saw (if there are such things). I'm potentially destroying my models if I use a saw that slices away too much of the surrounding material, so saving money on a cruddy saw will cost me more in replacement victims.
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i am currently going down the almost exact same road (however doing wraithlord and other conversions first) and was wondering if there is anything specefic to look for when purchasing a saw, or any recommendations. Please vets, help us out.
PS i have noted that GW items that are not minis/paints are usually overpriced and under quality.
I would never pay for anything GW other than miniatures. Their craft tools are by far the most over priced pieces of junk ever.
As for your saw, I'd look into getting a Jeweler's saw. They are used by jewelers to make jewerlery (duh!).
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Your local craft stores (Michaels, Hobby Lobby) might carry these but I'm not 100% sure.
I am using a "Razor Saw"
and I got it here: Heresy Miniatures HTT02 Razor Saw Set £7.00
You can also use a dremel with the proper bit (sawblade). You need to be really carfeful with those though. If they bite they tend to "walk" around the mini (and across your fingers)
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I woul recomend an exacto razor hobby saw with a vice straight box
great saw witha r rig that holds stuff in place
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If you aren't confident in chopping up your eldar then you can mount your Farseer or whatnot on a vyper and use it as a kind of chariot. Looks good, easy to do but costs a bit more.
That might be a bit over the top for jetbike warlocks though...
I personally hacked up mine with pliers.
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I think a razorsaw is great for making long straight cuts when you are deadset on the direction before you start.
I use a jewelry saw myself. Maybe not a jewelry saw...but a jewelry saw-ish saw. It's got a red handle and I think I bought it at the hardware store for a couple of quids.
The saw might be important but it's the blade that is really what does it.
I tried to use the finest blade in the set that came with the saw (it said metal) but I thought it to be a bit crude. Sure it separates parts, but it lacks that last little lovelyness.
So when I was at my local goldsmith to buy some fine chains I asked him what he used. He told me and gave me a couple of blades.
It was a dream, despite my cheap saw. Those ultra-thin blades cuts through mini-metal like a a unit of Harlequins cuts through a devestator squad.
I've been looking around for those very fine blades but never found them elsewhere. So now I buy them dirctly from him. I think I pay like £1.50 for 12 blades.
They tend to break quite easily if under preassure, when one isn't focused, but in every other aspect they are just a dream.
Hmmm... next time you say hello to the goldsmith, ask him the size of the blades - I think we'd all love to know.
My present plan is to get a jeweler's saw (looks like a hacksaw with the adjustable bracket of metal over the blade) and some 6/0 blades (superfine). I'm sort of a middle-class twit devoid of any and all machismo and I struggle to rip open a snack food bag so I'm not too worried about breaking the blades via over-application of force. At last, I found an outlet for my under-developed brawn. Yay.
Considered the razor saw but I'm worried the blade will pull away too much of the base metal. My greenstuff sculpting skills are non-existent - so keeping the metal intact is a must.
Nice all on the Farseer-in-Vyper...
Thanks all - next up... finding the right tool for pinning and adding magnets (something tells me I'll have to suck it up and buy a pin vise for the pinning and a dremel rotary drill for the magnetizing).