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Looking For Rivets
Posted by model builder 1971 on Monday, October 27, 2014 9:59 AM

Hey guys. I was wanting to add the rivet details to my Pocher Fiat hood, and was wondering if anyone had a source for 1mm roundhead rivets. Looks like there might be something in jewelry, not sure yet. Thanks!

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Posted by Bainford on Monday, October 27, 2014 10:29 AM

Would small straight pins work? Most craft stores or sewing supply stores have packages of rounded head pins in various sizes for cheap.

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Posted by Jeepzilla on Monday, October 27, 2014 12:38 PM

dude, I used elmers glue drops to form the rivets on my Pocher kits, just add them before paint, let dry and then paint the model part.

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Posted by BigTallDad on Monday, October 27, 2014 1:14 PM

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Posted by Dodge_Driver on Monday, October 27, 2014 6:32 PM

I found this on ebay.....stores.ebay.com/.../_i.html

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Posted by Aussie Mick on Monday, October 27, 2014 7:09 PM

There is a company called Scale Design that make a great selection of aluminum rivets in various sizes including 1mm. I have some of their stuff and it is great. They have slot head screw, hex head rivets, and round head rivets. You just drill a 0.3mm hole and slip them in. You might also try RB Motion or Scale Hardware. I hope this is helpful. Cheers.

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Posted by model builder 1971 on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:04 AM

Thank you everyone so much for your input on this subject! I have a lot of options to consider now, and with all this info I should have no problem achieving the desired effect. You guys are the best!

Kevin Cooper

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Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2:30 PM

There's also a how to in the latest Scale Auto mag. Well it's something I'm going to try!

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Posted by PatrickN on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:46 PM

Micro Mark makes sheets of rivets... check out their catalog...

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Posted by MIKE1017 on Saturday, November 01, 2014 11:22 AM

MENG has nuts and bolts in 4 different sizes. You may have to order through your local Hobby Shop

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Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, November 02, 2014 4:08 AM

Adding to my comments above I've also bought 1/32 scale aviation rivet decals to use on 1/24-1/25 scale cars. The snag is that the bodywork has to be white or at least bright coloured (yellow, light blue, bright red, silver) to be able to see them!

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Posted by NepeanChris on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:31 PM

Hi Everyone,

I came across this web site that had 1/24 scale rivets, carriage bolts with washers and nut and bolt with washers:

https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/miniatures/scenery/?q=1%2F24&s=52#more-products

It might be worth checking it out. I have not tried any of them yet.

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:42 PM

You can make small rivet like parts yourself easily by just using this technique.

If you have ever stretched sprue using heat you will probably know how to do it, but in case you haven't, all you need is a lit votive candle and a piece of scrap kit sprue.

Heat a small section of the sprue until it begins to sag and then grab both ends of it and gently pull.

The faster you pull, the thinner the rod will be.

You can make rods anywhere from half the diameter of the original sprue, to not much larger than the thickness of a human hair.

Once you have a piece pulled to the size you want, you can cut this rod into short sections and make rivets in seconds by holding the end of the rods close enough to the flame to melt it enough so that the tip rolls over into a mushroom shape.

This may sound complicated, but the operation takes seconds to do.

You can make a couple of dozen rivets in a few minutes.

I use this method all of the time, most noteably for door lock buttons.

Then you just drill a hole the size of the shaft of the rivet into the surface where it is to be placed, put a dab of glue on the shaft, and drop it into the hole.

Once the glue dries, you can sand or shape the rivets however you see fit.

It's a little difficult to photograph something this small, but it will give you a general idea of what I'm talking about.

 

 

Steve

 

 

 

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, January 31, 2019 11:02 AM

Nice tip, Steve, thanks. I can think of a number of potential uses for this tip.

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