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nikkcookie
19-01-2008, 04:57
i dont know how to cut the modular movement trays! plz plz help.:wtf:

Nephilim of Sin
19-01-2008, 05:07
I honestly just used an x-acto, but it did take quite a while. I also did not get a completely even cut, but I just covered up that edge with the edge pieces. I have yet to try a hobby saw, though, just because it was tough enough to get the x-acto to stay in the grooves. Although it is like plasticard, as it can be 'snapped' once you are closer to being done, that can give you an uneven finish as well.

Whatever you do, just don't press down too hard, because they will snap the blade.

nikkcookie
19-01-2008, 05:21
wats an x-acto?

Chaoschrist
19-01-2008, 08:14
wats an x-acto?

An x-acto is a hobby knife.
link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-acto)

SneakyChris
19-01-2008, 09:20
hobby saw for the win!

Gazak Blacktoof
19-01-2008, 09:57
I've not got one but if its like plasticard you can score it with a scalpel or other blade and snap it.

Like Nephilim said, don't press too hard when cutting or you'll snap the blade. Its always better to use a light touch even if you're using a heavy-weight Stanley blade or something similar, you'll never get a blade to go where you want if you apply too much pressure, and you could also slice into your hand on the workpiece.

marv335
19-01-2008, 10:45
a razor saw is your best bet.

freddythebig
19-01-2008, 14:17
I used a sharp hobby knife to score along the line I wanted and then snapped it by bending firmly along the score.

Templar Ben
19-01-2008, 17:45
I've not got one but if its like plasticard you can score it with a scalpel or other blade and snap it.

Like Nephilim said, don't press too hard when cutting or you'll snap the blade. Its always better to use a light touch even if you're using a heavy-weight Stanley blade or something similar, you'll never get a blade to go where you want if you apply too much pressure, and you could also slice into your hand on the workpiece.

It takes a light touch like being a safe cracker or burning down a store for the insurance money.

Presuming you are trying to make it look like an accident.

I have been using a coping saw for the control.

Slacker
19-01-2008, 18:47
I just used a hobby knife. Seemed simple enough.

scarletsquig
19-01-2008, 20:09
Use the Games Workshop branded hobby saw, it's the only saw in the world specifically designed for your movement-tray cutting needs! :P

nikkcookie
22-01-2008, 01:39
thanks guys i think ill buy a hobby saw.
good to have neway :)

Stella Cadente
22-01-2008, 02:47
you could buy ANY hobby saw, the GW is the same as everyone elses, only more expensive

thearchiver
22-01-2008, 03:18
I find that just a $2 hacksaw blade does the job, and you dont even need the hacksaw to use it!

mattjgilbert
22-01-2008, 10:29
Score (with any "hobby" saw or craft knife) and then snap. You don't need to cut all the way through.