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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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Viscount Vash

What do you mean by pinning metal mini? What is 1mm drill bit and a pack of metal paper clips for the pins? I don't get what does it do? I thought pin vice is for drilling? Why would you want to grind detail off? Green stuff is that the same as plasticard? Why would you need to fill in gaps and making smaller details? How do you make small details with green stuff. What do you mean by "cuts out the smallest amount of mini in the cut notch"? How does Sand paper and Emery paper be used, and for what purpose?
G Clamps I'll look into that.

I'm a beginner so while I think most people understand what you mean by these terms, I'm still confuse. If you can explain it to me in a way like let say your young nephew or someone that has no clue what are all these things do, then I would understand. As i'm confuse why you need to pin metal, etc...

I been trying to find link on youtube and other places but I can't seem to find any, as they all seem to be talking in the more general term and not be as specific as possible. Do you have any links that could help me?


Do you have any links as well, i'm still lost by all these terms.

Oh lastly I bought some cheap Coat D'Arms paint and unlike GW and other paints, these one is super water, that I can't even paint it without it being very watery. Is there anyway I can fix it? I'm probably going to have to throw them out, and should have just stick with GW paints as a beginner. Trying to save a few bucks and now have to end up wasting more money. The curse of the avid painter.
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