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Hello I may decide to dive into the table top game. I've read a ton of the books and lore and I've thought about starting out a small army. Would it be fine to buy the 6th edition rulebook since it's cheaper than the 7th? Or would I miss out on some very key rules. I also have a question about getting supplies. The tools like a mouldscraper are like $17, are there tools I can sub in for cheaper that work just as well?

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There is enough mini books floating around from the box sets on ebay to get a copy of the 7th rules for fairly cheap. As for the moldscraper, just use an exacto knife to remove mold lines. You need one to help cut parts off the sprue so it is multipurpose.
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about tools: always look for simple, unbranded tools. a cutter, some clip and maybe a file... you can buy those for a fistful of dollars
about the rules, if you are going to play retro, go 3rd edition. But if its just to spare money, then you should be able to find 7th ed rules at a cheap price all over the ebay. maybe less than 20 $ + shipping.
There are also unlawful methods to aquire those, of which we do not speak. i always preferred to spend money on miniatures, than on manuals: miniatures last forever, rulesets lasts a couple of years! :D

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I've found amazon and eBay the best place for cheap hobby tools. You will definitely need a sharp hobby knife, some files and some decent clippers, then some super glue and some polly cement. You should be able to get all these for less than £20.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Modelcraft-...hobby+file+set
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Modelcraft-...hobby+file+set
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revell-3960...evell+contacta
These are essentials for any plastic kit.
Good luck with your hobby adventure.

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In the interest of saving money, would you happen to have a decent home repair tool kit with a pair of dikes, a razor blade and some fine grit sandpaper?

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