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PM hangarflying
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Separating figures from strips?
hangarflying
16th Apr 2016 06:19:46

How do you all separate figures from the strips? For example, skirmish infantry, or cavalry. Do you use a knife, or do you use snips/clippers? Just curious as to the best way to accomplish it with the minimum amount of fuss.


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dourpuritan
16th Apr 2016 06:23:55

If the gap is wide enough I use clippers. If it is too narrow for them then I use a craft knife pressed hard down on a self-healing mat.


PM ithoriel
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Separating figures from strips?
ithoriel
16th Apr 2016 10:52:53

Using a craft knife trashes the edge of the blade so as far as possible I use snips. I have a variety of sizes so can usually find a pair that wil cope with the gap. Occasionally I wind up snipping either side and using a blade to sever the last little bit in the middle.


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PM hangarflying
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Separating figures from strips?
hangarflying
16th Apr 2016 11:44:02

Thanks!


PM tdumontelle
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Separating figures from strips?
tdumontelle
17th Apr 2016 02:47:30

I use a set of cutters designed to cut model railroad rails.  They are spring loaded and a nice size for miniatures.


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Separating figures from strips?
peter
18th Apr 2016 10:49:03

The best tool be a country mile is a pair of sidecutters.  You can get these from any hardware shop and they come in a range of sizes.  Trying to use a blade to cut our strips seems to me to court danger (all the potential of bits of metal and blade pinging round the place), as well as guaranteeing a succession of blunt blades.


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PM Mollinary
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Mollinary
18th Apr 2016 01:28:58

I find a small pair of scissors can work equally well.

Mollinary


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dourpuritan
20th Apr 2016 07:26:35

It's Health and Safety gone mad - quote from Deadeye Dick.


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