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hydrobob

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Rivets
« on: August 17, 2012, 09:41:09 PM »

Anybody got any wizard wheezes for applying rivet detail to a wooden hull? I know there are tools for this in model loco building but you're working with brass. Any ideas gratefully received and no jokes about counting them!
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Re: Rivets
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 10:28:37 PM »

one method is to apply spots of white glue with a pin or similar device.
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Re: Rivets
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 10:44:51 PM »

depending on scale pin heads could be used l eave a 1/4" iof pin on head and can be tapped into place on the plates but it does need to a largish scale tho
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Re: Rivets
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 10:51:32 PM »

Be sure that the rivets on the prototype were proud and not flush as many were.

Colin
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Re: Rivets
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 10:53:41 PM »


Hi Stavros, I purchased them from Hannants Model Shop. The rivets are made by a company called Calibre, available in different sizes at around 7.00

This was an answer Voyager gave me a couple of years ago on one of his build threads


Dave
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Re: Rivets
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012, 11:19:48 AM »

Thanks all. First port of call herself's sewing box then.

Bob
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Re: Rivets
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 11:57:31 AM »

You could use a method I and many other modellers use.  We use gummed tape and a dress makers or pounce wheel.  Cut the tape to the plate size and run the wheel on the gummed side, use pva on the gumed side to fix the plates.  When the hull is fully plated apply several coats of varnish before painting.  It helps to make a jig to keep the placement constant and put the tape on felt or something similar.

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Re: Rivets
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2013, 10:52:08 PM »

I'll second the PVA glue dot idea. I bought a kit that came with a bottle of glue and a number of syringes with square cut needle tips, made the job a cinch!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=793368



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