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Hi, for the past few years I have been using the old citadel emory boards which I loved from how they file down models without scratching them or anything (like the old GW files) but it is time I replaced them as they are getting a tad worn out.

The easiest choice for me would be to get the GW ones, but since the GW tools are ridiculously expensive compared to other tools I thought I would ask the community of their opinions. I know ones like the GW ones are what I want as I have tried them out and really like the result. I'm looking for some faily fine files that I can file plastic with but will leave smooth rather than all scratched. The main use for them will be filing down liquid green stuff as I use it a lot to cover up seems etc on plastic minis.

What do you use and where did you get them from? Alternatively does anyone know what grain the GW files use or any other specs about them?

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I got mine from an industrial hardware stand at an air show once and they're effective and super-durable.

Buying tools from hobby shops tends to be a bad idea since they charge a load because it's a 'specialist hobby tool'; you can go to your local jeweller's and get the exact same thing for significantly less, and if you can order from an industrial supplier then you're golden.

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I got my files from a computer supply store, done me great ever since. Spent about $5 on a set of 10.

Unfortunately Canada got rid of the penny and now my two cents rounds down to zero, so...take it for what you will.

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Hey, there's a thread for these answers.

Cheap alternative hobby tools

There are definitely good choices on Amazon for cheap.

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very fine sandpaper glue to a popsicle stick works wonders. wet sandpaper even better. its cheap and you can get LOTS of it . chances are you'll never have to run out and buy replacements ever.

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Thanks for the help guys

Me: To be honest im amazed there isn't a chaos god of not revising or at least chaos god of procrastination

MidnightSun: There will be, when enough people do it. Y'know when the Eldar were all engaging in their hedonism and Slaanesh ripped open the Eye of Terror with his creation? Slaanesh will have NOTHING on the God of Procrastination, and his vile minions will carve the galaxy asunder in a thousand year reign of blood.... Tomorrow
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