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Old 03-17-2009, 08:26 AM   #1
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Questions?? The best lexan curved scissor!

As the thread told, could anybody recommend the best curved scissor to cut my bodies, please?
Because my old 1 from HK brand and made in China is not good in last use!

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Old 03-17-2009, 08:32 AM   #2
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=DYN2511

Horizon Hobby - Curved Lexan Scissors

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Old 03-17-2009, 08:54 AM   #3
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=DYN2511

Horizon Hobby - Curved Lexan Scissors

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Uhm, i don't know where could i purchase it, Horizon hobby don't offer international service?

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Umm....I believe they do, but I could be wrong! On the main webpage it shows " International " 3 ways to shop at the bottom of the page.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/

Also International Dealer Locater

http://www.horizonhobby.com/StoreLoc...t.aspx?Tab=Int
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:06 AM   #5
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Umm....I believe they do, but I could be wrong! On the main webpage it shows " International " 3 ways to shop at the bottom of the page.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/

Also International Dealer Locater

http://www.horizonhobby.com/StoreLoc...t.aspx?Tab=Int
They said as they said:

"International Orders
Horizon Hobby guarantees shipping only to the United States and Canada. For shipping status of other countries, please send inquiries to [email protected]. Please note that in many cases we are unable to ship outside the U.S. and Canada.
For a listing of international dealers, click here."


Unfortunately, i don't think is the matter or not to do so much in the case just for a scissor.
I think my only way is a Tamiya or AE(if i could find it) 1, i believe it's enough durability and sharpy, as i guess!
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:13 AM   #6
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Or you could use one of these, which I find the best. The cut is so good, you don't need to sand the edges at all:

http://www.olfa.co.jp/en/body/detail/50.html

I cut my bodies after painting, and drilling the body post holes. Put the body oevr the car, find the tip of the axles and set up the tool. that way the cut is perfectly concentric with the wheel and I can choose how much clearance I have to the wheel. If you're careful, there will be no scratches on the body at all. I cut the rest of the body after I cut the wheel arches.

You can find these cutters in craft shops and they're cheaper than those scissors and last a heck of a lot longer (mind you you get some spare blades with it). After doing about 50 bodies, I am still using the first blade probably because the lexan doesn't blunt the blade at all.
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I have a 15 year old pair of Tamiya curved scissors. The best I've ever had. If they still make them, check it out.
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I have a 15 year old pair of Tamiya curved scissors. The best I've ever had. If they still make them, check it out.
I agree with you...been using my Tamiya scissors since I started this hobby 6 years ago, and I m still using it today. The best one out there.
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Tamiya do both lexan and decal scissors

http://www.fusionhobbies.com/SearchR...earch=scissors
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Or you could use one of these, which I find the best. The cut is so good, you don't need to sand the edges at all:

http://www.olfa.co.jp/en/body/detail/50.html

I cut my bodies after painting, and drilling the body post holes. Put the body oevr the car, find the tip of the axles and set up the tool. that way the cut is perfectly concentric with the wheel and I can choose how much clearance I have to the wheel. If you're careful, there will be no scratches on the body at all. I cut the rest of the body after I cut the wheel arches.

You can find these cutters in craft shops and they're cheaper than those scissors and last a heck of a lot longer (mind you you get some spare blades with it). After doing about 50 bodies, I am still using the first blade probably because the lexan doesn't blunt the blade at all.
I have this 1 in few years ago.
But look, if the front wheel site is attached the part of rear wing side pod, then how could you use it to trimming the wheel curve.
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Tamiya do both lexan and decal scissors

http://www.fusionhobbies.com/SearchR...earch=scissors
Honestly, i think this decal scissor is too much!
I don't believe it has some popularity.
The people now care more the painting for decoration than stick decals, isn't it?
In my zone, a lot of people, like myself just paint a single color, and some of us just the race number stick on the windscreen.
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Honestly, i think this decal scissor is too much!
I don't believe it has some popularity.
The people now care more the painting for decoration than stick decals, isn't it?
In my zone, a lot of people, like myself just paint a single color, and some of us just the race number stick on the windscreen.
I think Tamiya make almost everything for r/c!
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I have this 1 in few years ago.
But look, if the front wheel site is attached the part of rear wing side pod, then how could you use it to trimming the wheel curve.
I have never used the side pods but even if you puncture them you will only have a small hole in it in the end and that would be in the part that is taped to the wing anyway.
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Glad to see Tamiya still makes the same curved scissor. Mine still works but is getting pretty wore out from cutting too many things you shouldn't cut with scissors . Going to have to pick up another pair.

Note: Duratrax or somebody makes a cheaper pair that looks exactly the same but don't be fooled. I have used them and they just don't have the same feel and cutting ability as the Tamiya ones.
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i'm using yokomo curve scissor for simple rounding of lexan; and olfa compass cutter for wheel wells
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