When building a scale model, cotton swabs are often used with painting and applying decals. However, cotton swabs bought from supermarkets usually have loosely spun tips and quickly lose shape. These new Craft Cotton Swabs have tightly spun cotton tips and are easy to use, making them much better suited for hobby use.In the Craft Cotton Swab range there are five kinds: two with round and three with triangular shaped tips. These are industrial strength cotton swabs, and compared with those found in supermarkets, they do not fray as easily when wet or dipped in solvents, resulting in less waste. These swabs are great for applying decals and panel lining onto model surfaces. Creating fine details and weathering on small areas such as in Waterline series models becomes a breeze. You can also use the swabs effectively for applying any of the Weathering Master Set color schemes, such as realistic rust stains, to your model. 50 pieces.
I never imagined that I would buy a Tamiya cotton swab. But they are precision ones, so they have the sharpest edge, and several shapes, and they don’t loose fibers like regular swabs. I use them to help correct minor mistakes, to apply pigments, remove pigments, clean the airbrush, as a tool for chipping paint, and the list goes on.
Type = Paint, Glues and Finishing Supplies
Tools and Supplies
Category = Brushes, Brush Cleaners and Swabs
Date of Release = 2010-01-01
Status = Available