UMM USA (Unique Master Models) produces unique, out-of-the-mainstream tools and supplies, as well as unusual and exciting kits. Each time I go to the IPMS Nationals, the UMM booth is a must-stop venture – there is always something new and interesting, and the busy owner always takes the time to walk you through what he has for sale, and how it works.
This time around we have a photoetch bending set that comes with a graduating roller as well as two bending trays. If you haven’t added this handy and versatile tool to your modeling bench, you might want to give it a try. Some roller sets will have you keep track of a bunch of differently-sized wood or metal rods that you use to press and bend PE in a tray. The beauty of using a tool like this to do the same thing is the simplicity of using a single roller for all widths, all in one tool. The hardened aluminum tool can be used for rolling and bending brass, copper and aluminum sheets.
The two trays provided are capable of bending to the following diameters: 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5mm / 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, and 8.0mm.
I highly recommend this UMM USA product for any modeler who wants an easier way to address a common modeling task.
I would like to thank the UMM USA for providing the tool set for review, and to IPMS USA for giving me the opportunity to work with it.