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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Other Technical Questions... => Topic started by: pmgargan on February 13, 2009, 12:42:03 AM

Title: How do you siimulate rivets on a wood hull
Post by: pmgargan on February 13, 2009, 12:42:03 AM
I have tried several methods of simulating rivets , the one that worked was using a 'stitch' marker wheel on the back of card . That worked but on window frames . Another was using drops of white glue . Again on window frames . More difficult to get right . and if you don't get it right , it looks terrible.
         My problem is its a hull about 25" long . has riveted hull AND superstructure. Plastic card is not suitable , litho plate would sink the boat and pin heads are too large . Besides the thought of cutting the heads off 2000 odd pins is mind boggling. spacing of rivets is about 3/16" to 1/4". NOT flush rivets , the good old fashioned round head type.
         Any suggestions welcomed except rude ones !
Title: Re: How do you siimulate rivets on a wood hull
Post by: dreadnought72 on February 13, 2009, 08:57:10 AM
If the stitch marker works ok on paper/card, then you could plate up the hull in cartridge paper (rivets added before sticking them on) and, once done, apply coats of G4 resin.

The G4/paper finish is as tough as old boots.

Andy
Title: Re: How do you siimulate rivets on a wood hull
Post by: MikeK on February 13, 2009, 10:40:06 AM
Same thing applies to plates made up from Plasticard sufficiently thin to make impressions with the wheel.

Mike