|Taking parts using your hand|
|Taking parts using a clipper|
The clipper is the most common and practical tool to use in cutting parts from the frame. Its easy to use and makes your work a lot cleaner. Its highly recommended to use a clipper every time you build a gundam model.
|Taking parts using a scissor|
I found out that scissors can become alternative clippers. They are very useful in cutting parts from hard frames. But I guess this also depends on the type and quality of the scissors. In the picture above, I make use of a bandage scissors. Try and make use of your scissors at home and see if it works.
|Removing the nub with a clipper or scissors|
After taking a part from the frame, its time to remove the nub. To do this we'll be using the clipper or scissors to cut the nub. Just be careful not to cause unwanted damage on the part.
|Slicing the nub using a cutter or design knife|
There you have it. The nub is now gone. But we're not yet done. Now its time to remove the markings left by the nub.
Sometimes after cutting the nubs there are leftover markings. I'll make use of the back of the foot part as an example. You can see on the picture above that there are two nub marks. So I'll be showing you some tips on how to remove this nub marks.
|Scratching the nub marks|
This is simple and easy to do. All you need is a fingernail to scratch off the nub marks. I find this better than the sand paper method. Although there are some marks that couldn't be removed no matter how hard you scratch it. In this case we'll need to use another method.
|Remove nub markings with paint|
The best and final method I found in removing nub marks is to use markers or paint. Just apply the paint on the markings to cover it. Make sure the color of the paint is the same as the part. Hopefully this will make the part clean and free from any markings.
|Nub markings removed|
Now we're finished. The nubs and markings are now gone. My work is not perfect but I hope it will work for you the way it worked for me. That concludes my tutorial on how to remove nubs. Thank you for reading and I hope you found it useful. Look forward to my future posts.