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 Posted: Wed Dec 21st, 2016 10:51 pm
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Lightly scribe in with a scriber or knife point then rub a very small amount of talcum powder over the scribed lines which will highlight your marking out.


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It depends on how pretty you wish to smell:shock:,
Flour or any white powder will do, (no I don't mean THAT white powder):lol:



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Use a white gel pen with a fine tip.

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This is from a future H&T but should cover some other commonly used materials in Model Railways, and will appear in the H&T column along with Alan's worthy hint...


Merry Xmas all,


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For marking out card, use a 2H similar pencil. This should be dark enough to see but able to be hidden by paint. (Will McMahon)

For marking out white styrene, use a marker pen then scribe. Use a red or brown marker for what will be a brick surface or blue for a concrete surface. Avoid black as it is harder to cover with most model paints. (Trevor Gibbs)

For marking out clear styrene, use a blue whiteboard marker pen then scribe then remark it and wipe off the excess. The blue will be less discernible with the clear background. (Cliff Holdridge)

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