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byfly

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rivets
« on: September 22, 2008, 03:19:09 PM »

Could someone please give me some ideas about how to simulate rivet heads in an engine house roof on a tug that I'm building. I've tried the dry glue blobs (epoxy and white glue) but I find it difficult (impossible) to get the blob size identical each time. I thought about using round headed panel pins but cannot find a supply. Any ideas would be gratefully received
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Re: rivets
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 04:19:41 PM »

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Re: rivets
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 04:45:43 PM »

Hiya,
      I do'nt know what scale you want but this site

      www.modellingtimbers.co.uk/4604/74734.html

       have brass rivets 0.5mm thick and 3.0mm long.

Keith.
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Re: rivets
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 10:45:22 PM »

I have used superglue gel with success. I put the drop on the primer and when all dry paint over. You do need patience and a little practice to get it looking ok.

Ian
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Re: rivets
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 11:18:24 PM »

I'm a firm supporter of the "Pounce wheel" method. Get yourself an old clock gear or the appropriate pitch, mark out a piece of card with the lines of rivets and off you go. Just run the wheel up the lines, turn it over, a quick coat of varnish and you've got yourself a riveted roof.

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ian kennedy

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Re: rivets
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 07:39:36 PM »

Byfly,

My own prefered method for simulating rivet heads is to use a syringe with a square cut needle and i use pva wood glue un-thinned

Dont worry if you make a hash of it as you can wipe them straight off with a damp cloth and try again!

It does take a bit of practiceand a steady hand but you can get very good consistant sized heads and once dry just over paint...job done

Cheers
Ian
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Re: rivets
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 09:44:20 PM »

i have for a few years now used a fabric "paint" that i buy from a haberdashery/art and craft shop.
it is made to go onto fabrics to make high lighted areas and dries quickly and hard.
it is fed through a very thin nozzle and is attached to the article by capilliary attachment. it gives perfect uniform rivets every time. O0
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Re: rivets
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 07:33:08 AM »

I`d second the pounce-wheel method, depending on which scale you are you can use the wheel which is in the sewing box of your wife. Works any good for me- if you want to take a look under my posting for the Sir Lancelot:

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11157.0

Happy modeling,
Jörg
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Re: rivets
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 05:06:58 PM »

Would you use coloured glue?
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