Shas'El Tael wrote:Sometime, not being flush is a good thing. You can always neatly trim closer, but you can never go back after marring a part.
Interesting. I agree, but I see that statement as a justification for the nippers as a tool. Nice sharp flush-cutting nippers are, for me, more surgically precise in some applications than a hobby knife. I don't need to apply force to the model to oppose the cut, and there's no danger of the blade slipping sideways and shaving off something I wanted to keep. I'll usually end up needing sandpaper no matter what, just out of obsessiveness, but I like being able to gently snip away plastic or metal as close as I choose to the surface I'm shaping or cleaning.
But then, Master Fio, I recognize that your scalpel-fu is almost certainly much stronger than mine!