All of the UMM scribers are made from hardened tool steel so they remain sharp after many (many) years of use. The UMM-003 scriber is relatively new to the UMM scriber family and a handy addition it is. It has a fine cutting end as does the UMM-002 scriber but has a lengthened blade that’s great for making pilot lines along rounded or contoured surfaces. The extra length of the 003 versus the 001 or 002 permits lines to be scribed within tight areas easier and with more control.
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The scriber is designed with two scribing blades on each end of the tool. The blade on on the hooked end is V-shaped, very sharp, and is ideal for scribing lines as the tool is pulled along the surface of the model.
The other end of the scriber also has a V-shaped blade with a tip that can be used to push an inscribed line. This is a very handy for starting a new line or pushing a scribed line into tight areas where the hooked end of the tool won’t fit.
The blade is ideal for many modeling jobs including:
-hollowing out rounded parts
-scribing pilot lines around rounded surfaces
For general scribing on larger scales (1/48, 1/35, and larger) check out the UMM-001 Scriber.
For scribing and re-scribing very fine lines on any scale but especially small scales (1/72 and smaller) check out the UMM-002 scriber.