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RickF

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Re: Rivets
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2007, 12:00:24 AM »

Thanks Daryl. Being an idle *** I was rather hoping someone had done the work already and would come up with a nice complete shell expansion drawing!

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Re: Rivets
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2007, 10:39:43 AM »

Hi Rick,
If you go on Yahoo Groups and look at the AMBO site Association of Model Barge Owners and contact Richard Chesney he may help as they have got drawings and one member sells a 1/24th scale hull with plating detail.

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Re: Rivets
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2007, 12:36:09 PM »

Hannants models shops do a pack of moulded plastic rivets that you simply cut of the plastic spru. If i remember rightly, each pack somes with aprox 300 of them, different size moulded plastic rivets are available. The rivets are ideal for adding to plasticard superstructure as you don't need to drill holes, and bottled plastic glue is all you need to fix them on. I would still use metal pin heads for the hull though!

When i get more time i will hunt down my pack and post a picture on here.

Regards: Voyager
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Re: Rivets
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2007, 01:48:14 PM »

Thanks Voyager,

Had a look on Hannents website, but can only find resin rivets to fit your description. Made by Calibre 35 and priced at 7.35. Are these the ones?

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Re: Rivets
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2007, 02:30:26 PM »

Hi Rick,

Just found my box, those are the one's alright! My box doesn't say anything about being made of resin or plastic? Looks like plastic to me, but i could be wrong. I've not got around to using mine yet, but they look the part (No, i'm not Irish!)

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Re: Rivets
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2007, 05:22:59 PM »

Hi There,
Vario Helicopters make rivet strips; they work real well.
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Tom Eccles

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Re: Rivets
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2007, 07:57:16 PM »

Just checking out this thread and saw the photos placed by Bunkerbarge. This looks great! I am shortly to do some "riveting" on my Mountfleet Cruiser. I think these ideas are very helpful.

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Tom
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Re: Rivets
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2007, 12:47:39 AM »

Glad to be of some help Tom.  The thing with the Ben Ain was that the outside of the bulwark butt straps had rivet detail but the rest of the hull only had the plate detail moulded in.  Consequently I just had to finish the job.

You will be very pleased with the overall effect and a carefull weathering job will highlight the rivets even more and hopefully look the part.

...and don't forget to prime the hull first otherwise the cyano will not bead, instead it will soak into the fibreglass surface.
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Re: Rivets
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2007, 07:55:39 PM »

Hi Bunkerbarge,

Thanks for your reply.

Just to clarify things for a rather stupid person (ME!)

What type of primer did you use and,

Does cyano gel have a trade name and where can I get some??????

Many thanks
Tom

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Re: Rivets
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2007, 11:31:23 AM »

Loctite 454

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Re: Rivets
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2007, 04:55:53 PM »

Hi Subculture,

Many thanks

Tom
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« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2007, 02:22:31 AM »

The primer was Halfords best grey primer in a spray tin and the gel was from B&Q, I couldn't tell you the manufacturer but it was the only Cyano gel they had.

The combination worked well for me.
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Re: Rivets
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2007, 01:05:21 PM »

Brilliant!

Thanks for that
Tom
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