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MSW Vendor Profile~The Small Shop

The tools, looking a little closer...
The tools that are produced for the small shop line represent the highest quality in design and production, geared mainly with the hobbyist in mind. Their full line of products will be show-cased directly following:

4" Mk IV RTH (Rotating Tool Head) Hold and Fold Workstation
Model: HF4MKIV
The “Workhorse” for photo etch under 4” long. The "original" photo etch bender improved

Product Features

Especially effective in 1/35 and 1/48 scales armor scales
1/24 and 1/43 scale autos
1/32 and 1/48 scale aircraft
Three levels (1/16, 1/8, 1/4) to allow channel folding.
Two sides are beveled for sharp folds to 135°
Cut-Outs reach into parts for complex folds.
Very effective on large box/pan shapes
Excellent for any type or scale of Photo Etch less than 4"long
Spring-loaded head rotate either face along the edge
Head & Base are machined from aircraft grade aluminum.
Head hard anodized clear.
Base hard anodized black for excellent contrast.
Never need to remove the knob.
Instructions and small folding blade included.
4” Folding tool in storage case $3.50 value included.
Lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects.

8" Mk R Multi-head Hold and Fold
Secures parts up to 8" long – Second largest Photo Etch Bender on the Market

Product Features

Twin clamping for far superior clamping power
Secures parts up to 8" long.
Spring-loaded head rotate either face along the edge.
Multi-position tool head for extra room on larger parts.
Head & Base machined from aircraft grade aluminum.
Deep cut-outs for box shapes.
Beveled base for folding longer and smaller grooves.
Works on the smallest and largest PE detail parts.
Handles Photo Etch in any Scale
Great for all large Automotive scales 1/6, 1/12, 1/16 etc.
A must have for 1/24 and larger scale kits.
Combine with the “BUG” for all your PE bending needs
Ideal for rail, ships, architectural and scratch built models.
8” Folding tool in storage case $5.00 value included
Lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects.

About the Author

About Mark R. Smith (Gunny)

I have been building models of all sorts all of my life, concentrating mainly on the coolest one's when I was younger, but now I focus directly on all military subjects, from armor to warships. After years of counting rivets, I put away the calipers, dial indicators, and micrometers and now just ha...


Very nice feature Gunny. Its nice to see people who used thier own interests to take thier company in a whole new direction.
FEB 16, 2008 - 07:19 PM
I really enjoyed that article. It was well thought out and very informative. I've been to their site and I balked at the price of their products, but after research, and this article I don't know of any comparible products. I'll be placing my order within a few days for one of the benders and I like that PE cutoff.
FEB 16, 2008 - 10:24 PM