“Modeling With The Experts” Clinic Tools

Modeling With The Experts Tools

Pete Magoun MMR, Dave Capron MMR



Click here for a printable list of the tools.


  • Work pad (self-healing ones preferred, folded newspaper pad is OK)
  • Exacto Knife #11 blade
  • Exacto Knife #17 blade
  • Extra blades #11, #17
  • Straight edge, preferably metal
  • Sanding sticks, multiple grits
  • Files (small, multiple shapes)
  • CA glue and Accelerator
  • Yellow Glue/Canopy Glue/White Glue
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Rag
  • Pencil, thin line
  • Scale Ruler
  • Alcohol/India Ink mixture (use 90% alcohol)
  • A/I application brush
  • Supply of 1/8 x 1/8 basswood strips for bracing
  • Square
  • Dividers, locking
  • Craft paint (two colors preferred; use your favorite RR colors)
  • Craft paint brushes, including flats, rounds and some stiff flats
  • Clamps (can be clothespins, modified or stock)
  • Weights
  • Paper Towels
  • Pastels and/or weathering powders
  • Pastel Applicator brushes, wide and narrow, stiff and soft
  • Cup of water for paintbrushes
  • Optivisor (!!!)
  • Toothpicks
  • Corrugated cardboard, roughly 6 x 12 – size not important—for palette
  • Tweezers
  • Bandages and alcohol swabs (don’t ask)
  • Cotton swabs (Q-tip is one brand)
  • Sandpaper, medium or fine grit, small piece for pastels

Nice to have:

  • Microscope slides
  • Diamond scriber (for slides)
  • Light source
  • Wire brush (for wood grain)
  • Fiberglass cleaning brush
  • Pounce wheel or Bodkin (for nail holes)

Note: Most of these items are tools you probably have in the arsenal anyway so don’t panic.  Despite the length of the list, most of this stuff fits into a “back-to-school” pencil box.

Click here for a printable list of the tools.