Tools are the most important part of this hobby. Let's face it, without them nothing gets done. Now it is easy to get over board with tools and get just about everything under the sun. But if you are just starting or starting over after an absence in the hobby there are some basic stuff that you can get that will take you through most everything. Here's what to start with:
- X-acto knife and spare blades
- Different grades of sandpaper (medium, fine and very fine)
- Glue (The Humbrol kind in the blue bottle is the best in my experience)
- Small cutters
- Tooth picks
- Cutting matt
- Needle files
- Paint mixer
- Mustache scissors
- scribing tool
- Drill and drill bit set
If there are 2 things that I would put on my list first if you decide to go beyond the basic tools, it is the needle file and the mini hand drill with drill bit set. These are worth every penny and will allow you to advance in leaps.
Remember that it's about having fun.