4" Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool Mk
Article by Steve Bamford
on Sept 16 2019
This Photo Etch Bending Tool
Small Shop is the 4" Hold and Fold Photo
Etch Bending Tool 4" Mk IV RTH.
in the USA
Folding blade in safety case $3.49 value included!
effective in 1:35 and 1:48 scales armor scales
1:43 scale autos
1:48 scale aircraft
levels (1/16, 1/8, 1/4) to allow channel folding.
are beveled for sharp folds to 135°
reach into Photo Etch parts for complex folds.
effective on large box/pan shapes
for any type or scale of Photo Etch less than 4"long
Rotating Tool Head (RTH). Easily repositioned to use either edge.
Base are machined from aircraft grade aluminum.
anodized black for excellent contrast.
to Remove the KNOB!!!!!
and small folding blade included.
guarantee against manufacturing defects.
NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 14 YEARS - USE ONLY WITH ADULT SUPERVISION
April 4, 2014 - A wealth of information on building in 1:48 scale aka quarter inch scale. Gene is now using our
4" Hold & Fold for his photo etch needs. Thank you for purchasing our 4" Hold & Fold and for the wonderful
July 20, 2011 - Excellent review of 4" Hold & Fold on Britmodeller.com by Mike.
September 6, 2010 - Excellent review of 4" Hold & Fold on IPMS - RIO by Flavio “fravin” Fernandes
June 13, 2010 - Amazing In Progress Build of a 1/48 Tamiya Lancaster. RAF Squadron 101 by Aircraft Resource Center member Chuck540z3. Chuck is using the
4" Hold & Fold for folding long brackets & hinges. Excellent photos!
Gary Wickham of Australia is using one of the very first models of the 4" Hold and Fold to fold Eduard flaps on his Hasegawa 1:48 scale USAAF P-400 Airacobra. According to Gary, "when working with PE, it is invaluable."
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I've been a fan
of the The
Small Shop products
since I got my first Hold and Fold long ago. They are a family run
business that make very high quality product. They also carry a variety of
other scale modeling tools by other manufacturers.
products are made in the USA.
You can purchase this and other
quality scale modeling tools directly from The
Small Shop or from the many retailers that carry their products.
Photos and text © by Steve