Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cheap Stencils

stencil

Just happened to be around a school supply shop yesterday and saw these cheap stencils being sold for less than a dollar each. Right then and there I decided to pick 3 of them up. Was hoping to use this for panel lining with the DIY panel scribing tool that I made on future model kits or scratch builds. Not sure however if they are going to work.

stencil
Maybe for a flat surface they can easily do the job, but considering that this is made out of about 2mm of plastic, not sure if it can bend around those hard to get edges. Hope it works out well in the end and does the job properly. Of course, I'd recommend using a pencil first to trace out the areas where you want the panel lines to go before attacking it head on with the panel scribing tool, that way you have a guide to follow (aside from the stencil) on the surface of the area you are working on.
stencil