Perhaps you are just getting started in model building. Here is a short run-down of the tools I use and the brands I recommend, as well as sources.

Hand Tools#tools

Here are the basic hand tools you should have:

  • Screwdrivers, Large and small phillips head
  • Screwdrivers, large and small flat head
  • Screwdrivers, micro set
  • Pliers, large and small locking

Cutting Tools

  • Scissors, paper
  • Shears, medical
  • Shears, metal
  • Nibblers
  • diagonal wire cutters