My last post was about the Ebbles Papercraft Starter Kit and I said I would post a more complete review. Well I did get use use the Kit's contents some more this past week while I was not at work, and my observations in my last post pretty much are spot on.
The Olfa Knife is a great little knife that I am definitely going to use more then my X-Acto style knives. The Alumicutter 12" ruler is great nice and solid and has a foam strip on the bottom to help avoid the ruler slipping. The Gatorblade II is a nice little tool that has proven to be real handy with sandwich folds and even providing an edge for creasing all other folds. The replacement blades for the Olfa knife haven't been used yet, but they are the same exact blades (well one is, the other is Carbon Steel) that came installed in the knife. Havent used the Blade Disposal Can yet but cant imagine it failing to do its job. The glues are nice, I have been using the No-Wrinkle glue for a bit now, and will primarily use it for sandwich folds from now on while the Tacky Glue is used for everything else, the Tacky Glue has enough tackiness to allow me to work with it and still it sets in short enough time for me to continue assembling the model. The Restickable Glue stick is nice for attaching temporary signs and markings to the models, the test sign I made is still sticking and resticking even after removing it from the model every other day then re-attaching it. I haven't use the Cover Stock yet, that I am saving to try out on a special model (one of Ebbles UD-41 Dropships for Castle Pharmaceuticals White Rood Division to use in my games). Note if Ebbles offers these kits in the future they wont have the 40 sheet Cover Stock Sample Pack, Mel assembled the 5 initial kits with the cover stock to help clear out the few sample packs of it he still had left.
I highly recommend this starter kit to both beginners and experienced card stock modelers, it contains everything you need to get started (other then the computer, printer and ink), and also makes a great back-up set.