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sentry

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rivets
« on: March 09, 2008, 04:39:39 pm »

Can anyone tell me where i may buy scale rivets domed head ones
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Big Ada

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Re: rivets
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008, 05:34:07 pm »

Hi Sentry,
I am not a rivet user,but I believe that some people use brass dressmakers pins,also tiny blobs of glue via a hypodermic syringe.

Len.   :D
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Re: rivets
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008, 05:44:12 pm »

for what scale?
as previously mentioned pin heads, drops of white glue work well. there is also a tool that punches out various sizes, for the life of me i cant remeber who makes it, but if you get one of the scale model magazines there are several in there. if i find who i got mine from i will let you know
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Re: rivets
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008, 06:01:21 pm »

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Big Ada

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Re: rivets
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008, 06:11:19 pm »

Hi Colin,

I have used a sping loaded centre punch,you can adjust it to give deep or shallow marks ,used on the reverse of your material of course.

Len. 
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chingdevil

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Re: rivets
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008, 06:42:39 pm »

On my 1/32 puffer I have used pin heads, drill a small hole, dab of superglue, job done.

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Re: rivets
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008, 06:51:19 pm »

Try one of the Railway-modeling pages, or boiler-kit manufacs as they use to sell rivets all sizes.

If Dia 1.5mm is wanted, use sewing-needels. Knip of the head and yo have the real thing.

Hope that was out of any help.

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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2008, 07:12:40 pm »

hi there,

There is a Company - E.K.P. Supplies The Old Workshop Bratton Fleming Nr Banstaple North Devon UK  EX31 4SA - telephone 01598 710892 - and I know they do sell very small copper rivets and when I say very small - they are more like building pins  :)  Aye John e bluebird
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Re: rivets
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2008, 07:15:57 pm »


Wasn't there a wheel with spikes on it that you rolled along the inside edge of the plastic. I remember reading about it on these pages somewhere.
Anyone know where these might be obtained, as I'm interested in this effect.

Ken

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Re: rivets
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2008, 07:26:08 pm »

You are thinking of a dressmaker's wheel Ken, should be able to get one at any specialist haberdashery/sewing shop. Picture here:

http://www.geocities.com/budb3/arts/meth/rivdet.html

Cheers,

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Re: rivets
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2008, 08:45:43 pm »

hi there

Also an 'old' brass cog from an 'old' clock - mount that so it can spin on a handle - different sized teeth on the cog will give you different sized rivet spacings.

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Re: rivets
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2008, 08:47:45 pm »

hi there

Also an 'old' brass cog from an 'old' clock - mount that so it can spin on a handle - different sized teeth on the cog will give you different sized rivet spacings.

aye
john
Rivetting John. No photo ? :-\
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2008, 08:55:19 pm »

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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2008, 08:56:31 pm »

Aaaahhhhh!!! >>:-(
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Re: rivets
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2008, 08:58:58 pm »


Brilliant ............................

What clever ingenious folk we have in the club.

Ken



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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2008, 09:00:09 pm »

Dicky you have just reminded me - you can buy Plasticard with the rivets of various sizes embossed in it already.   I have tried to take a pic of that but you cant make the rivets out - so you will have to make do with my description - cos the pic didnt turn out - just a white glare; very rivetting old boy.

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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2008, 09:10:26 pm »


SWMBO just came in the room and noticed the post here. She is now corpsed in the other room, singing the catchphrase  "Hightlight of the week"   {-) {-) {-)

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sentry

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Re: rivets
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2008, 11:10:30 pm »

 O0
Thanks you guys  lots of great help, but looking more  for very small nails or rivets with a domed head am working in 1/32 and 1/48 scale  sentry
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Re: rivets
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2008, 06:22:53 am »

I find a small blob of superglue gel when painted over gives a very good effect.

Ian
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Re: rivets
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2008, 02:19:11 pm »

This subject was discussed at length a little while ago...seek and ye shall find. But a couple of salient points. Please do not make the rivets oversize. I said this before, but I always mark my "rivets" as indents. The eye cannot tell the difference between "in" and "out" and there is no need to worry about flattening the "heads" when rubbing down the hull. If you go down the clock wheel route then you may find having the wheel in-line with the handle easier to operate than mounted on the end of the handle. BY.
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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2008, 08:21:39 pm »

''This subject was discussed at length a little while ago...seek and ye shall find''.

I suppose we could say this about a lot of the topics - especially for how to put photographs on the Forum, which has been well, well discussed at length!    But, the advantage of questions being repeated several times is, new members who join this Forum and who have never been involved in the 'old topic' may have fresh ideas and input.   So, sometimes you know it is good to re-cycle 'older topics' without the sarcastic comments.

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Re: rivets
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2008, 08:38:18 pm »

And recycle a few photographs  John :-\ ;)
If you want to know how to put them on here I know just the man to tell you ;)
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