Hobby Tip: Brass Crenelation

Whilst cutting symbols from the Iron Hands etched brass from Forgeworld, I noticed that two of the sprue bars were crenelated. This has to be intentional, but it surprised me that I hadn’t noticed sooner. The brass is a bit tough to cut, especially neatly, so removing all the branches from the crenelated strips is a bit tricky. A metal file is best used to smooth the edges after clipping and cutting.


Once removed and cleaned, you can easily attach the strip to the edge of a vehicles or walker. Since I was assembling a Mortis-pattern Contemptor, he was the target.

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The brass glues without much persuasion using superglue. Hold the brass with some tweezers or clippers so that you don’t also glue your finger to the model

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  1. mordian7th says:

    Holy cow! I’ve gone through several sets of those brass etch plates and have never noticed that!


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