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I'm starting a new army after selling all of my tools and models many years ago. I'm looking into a new set of files, hand drill, and possibly sculpting tools for my GSing. The least costly and still fairly decent looking ones were the army painter brand's version. If anyone knows an online American source for these exact or similar products please feel free to link. Ebay is an option but has its problems (paying shipping to multiple people, most don't sell a pin vise + bits together, most are retail price).
I was thinking about getting:
Army Painter - Tools and Glues - Miniature and Model Drill - Wayland Games - Discount Wargames - Games Workshop - Privateer Press - Vallejo
Army Painter - Tools and Glues - Miniature and Model Files - Wayland Games - Discount Wargames - Games Workshop - Privateer Press - Vallejo
Army Painter - Tools and Glues - Hobby Sculpting Tools - Wayland Games - Discount Wargames - Games Workshop - Privateer Press - Vallejo
Any cautionary tales concerning any of these tools or army painter in general? They look pretty standard but I'm not sure about a ball-style drill vs the metal-handled drill. Are files really necessary if I use all plastic models and have proper hobby knives?
I would just go to a hobby store and buy these and not bother with shipping/etc, but in my area all of those types of shops have closed down. There used to be a GW store, 2 local hobby stores, and 2 stores that were a bit farther away (30-40min) and every last one has closed down since I was last playing/modelling 40k.
I have an AC moore and a michaels in my area but none of them carry items like this. The only useful item I found at those stores were some hobby knives which I couldve found at wal-mart. For example I have no source of green stuff besides ebay and those sellers are all shipping from the UK.
Those are all perfectly fine tools... After all - files, pinvises and sculpting tools are pretty much simple, standard tools. It's largely a matter of personal preference.
I'd definitely recommend a good set of files - they're always useful, and much more capable than knives at removing things without leaving ugly flat spots or tool marks, especially on curved surfaces. They're cheap and useful - go for it.