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What are additional tools I need?

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Hi guys, I have most of the tools but I keep hearing people talking about new tools and how I need them when I get my first metal miniatures. So with that said here are the tools I currently have:

Superglue, files, hobby knife, paint, paintbrush, cutter, pva glue, primer (white and black) and i believe that about it.

Here are the tools I don't have:

Dremel, sand paper, pin vice, hobby drill and magnet, green stuff, putty, SAW, scupting tool, basing material.

Can you guys tell me what each of the above tools do and if you can tell me of any other tools I need.

Also what are people using in this video to make the base stick to the paint pot for easy painting?

Also what other material I can use to make the base stick to the paint pot and still be able to remove it? Also is stable enough where the base don't move.

With regard to basing material, what brand do I use and where can I buy them for cheap? Do I use real sand or fake sand (same with grass, etc...)?

One more thing I would like to ask, when you paint the miniature, do you paint it before you add in the weapon and other things, or do you glue each parts in place before you paint, if so how do you paint inside the same crevice?

Lastly does SIMPLE GREEN strip paint from plastic (snap-fit figure)?

Thanks guy

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Yo. I base my minis in sand before priming them, that way the sand is glued in place with pva and paint. Then you could static grass it up if you so choose. As for hobby tools, I use a pair of nail clippers but would also recommend files. You'd need straight edged and curved - a good selection is best. I reckon I'll fork some cash over for that. For a pin vice drill - I'd recommend the army painter drill. I got it from this ebay shop and its ace.
Some people use Vallejo paints but since you're a beginner I would just say get a gw box set of paints. I think they come with 9 paints and maybe even minis (haven't bought one in ages). You also get a brush. I'd maybe invest in a drybrush too.
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