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Skill Builder: How to use a soldering iron

Getting the most out of photo-etch metal means turning up the heat
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For some modelers, photo-etched metal is the scourge of the hobby. Others embrace the delicate brass bits. Most fall somewhere in between.

To truly embrace photo-etched metal, you need to come to grips with the soldering iron, as super glue has its limitations. As it turns out, learning to solder isn't that hard. Start small and use scrap photo-etch to learn, not a key project.

Click on the PDF link below to read the article.

And once you've got the skilled mastered, put it to good use by weighing down model with extra photo-etch. Rick shows you how in the July 2019 issue of FSM
see the issue here!


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