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repaint24 May 2016 6:00 a.m. PST

any trick or suggestion to cut OO8 minis? It seems I am going to destroy my current tool. I already had a close call.

thank you

Mick the Metalsmith24 May 2016 6:13 a.m. PST

jeweler's saw or a coping saw. No 1 blades don't clog, 00 blades or smaller are nice and fine and leave no kerf marks.

Fatman24 May 2016 1:49 p.m. PST

Good luck I'm afraid I have given up trying. My theory is that it is made from the stuff politicians hearts are made from.


John Secker Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2016 4:15 p.m. PST

Same here. I was thinking of moving "down" from 6mm to 3mm, but this made me change my mind. The vehicles are OK but splitting up the infantry was a nightmare. I had to do it inside a bag to prevent the pieces flying everywhere and getting lost (or blinding me) and about 10% of the figures snapped off at the ankles from the shock.

John Leahy24 May 2016 5:02 p.m. PST

I just use metal wire cutters. Haven't had a lot of issues doing it. I cut up a bunch of German infantry.

repaint24 May 2016 8:29 p.m. PST

any brand to recommend John (L)?

I see many on ebay but they look like what I already have (and that would not survive)

but yes, it looks tough.

going for this one:

can cut through 1-3mm steel wire
made of hard carbon steel

of course, I take it with a grain of salt…

boy wundyr x25 May 2016 6:53 a.m. PST

If you're in the US or Canada, Home Depot sells a set of mini-pliers that include a set of side-cutters that work. The key, besides doing them in a contained area in case they do fly around, is to brace/cup both halves of the strip with your fingers, to take some of the pressure off as you snip.

cwlinsj25 May 2016 8:39 p.m. PST

Wire cutters are the only way to go, especially when trimming the rare bit of flash or cannon length. You definitely need to watch for flying "shrapnel" when cutting infantry sprues.

Any cheap one on sale from local HW store will work.

BeneathALeadMountain11 Jun 2016 6:03 a.m. PST

They are famously made of the three hardest materials on earth – teak, dried porridge and strongium. Putting the stands into my choppers for hind commander resulted in much swearing and hand/tool abuse. It would be helpful if marcin could make a little indent on the bottom of the choppers so we had an accessible starting point.

Cicero11 Jun 2016 1:50 p.m. PST

Reading this, I now know where the Polish are getting rid of the spare Uranium from the nuclear industry.

Sgt RV28 Oct 2016 12:34 p.m. PST

You may want flush cutters. Flat on one side so they fit into smaller spaces. Have bought them from Harbor Frieght in the US they work great.

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