[WWI] Rivets

Mark Shannon shingend at ix.netcom.com
Mon Apr 23 19:48:24 EDT 2007

I thought the standard method was to use white glue (PVA, Elmer's, etc.).
Cleans up with water or alcohol.  Application is similar to Michael's, just
not as chemically dangerous (Please do not smoke around acetone -- nor
breathe it too long at a time).  I've done it for a few rivet replacements
at a time.  The trick is to apply in small amounts at a time, to keep it
from spreading out too much.  It's tedious but it works.

Mark Shannon
shingend at ix.netcom.com

> [Original Message]
> From: Stephen Auslender <auslend at snet.net>
> To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
> Date: 4/23/2007 5:34:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Rivets
> Has anyone thought of using common sewing pins for the rivits?
> You can set up your drill press with a small diameter drill and clamp a 
> guide to the press table and drill the holes for the rivets/pins. Then a
> of glue and put the pin in and when the glue has set snip off the sharp 
> pointy part on the back.
> Since these are small models and usually made of plastic one could get a 
> Dremel tool and the Dremel drill press set-up for it. Yes,  it would cost
> little money but how much do the resin kits cost these days? So one buys
> less kit and instead invests in a drill press and sits there drilling row 
> after row of teeny tiny little holes until one wife gets alarmed and
> in the boys with the big net and they take one away to the building with
> rubber rooms. Modeling is soooo relaxing, isn't it?
> Doctors used to prescribe a hobby for the overstressed business man. Now, 
> however, the doctors may recommend a business career for the overstressed 
> hobbiest!
> How did that old song from the 1950's used to go? "They're coming to take
> away, away, away...."
> Stephen, the old riveter.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Diego Fernetti" <dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar>
> To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
> Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 11:30 AM
> Subject: Re: [WWI] mark IV tank book
> > Michael!
> >> That sounds like an unpleasant experience.
> >
> > It is, like all modeling tasks, to some extent. Unless you are building 
> > with Eduard Super ZoomSpecial Royal Thong. Then it becomes a pleasure. 
> > Curious.
> >
> >> I will have to think of a different method.
> >
> > A guy-I-know(TM) shaves rivets from another kit with a hobby knife, and 
> > then uses it in the tanh he's building. Admittedly, the rivets look as 
> > good as from the kit where it's taken from, but it's an unpleasant AND 
> > expensive method as well. Grzes swears by pellets taken from water 
> > purificators, IIRC.
> >
> >>  Not a real issue for me since I seem to be mesmerized by all these 
> >> unbuilt WW1 vacs in my storage bin.
> >
> > Ohh well! Take that Cramercraft kit out. You know you like punishment.
> >
> >> Yes, I am taking pictures as I go. Things are moving slowly because I
> >> trying not to mess it up. Also,  whenever I have a problem, I can
> >> Bob Wheeler for advice but that leads to us wandering around off the 
> >> subject and I don't get back to the model very quickly.:) Still, it's 
> >> always nice to speak with him.
> >
> > That's very convenient! I doubt we can call every kit manufacturer to
> > about the product. What if we call Mr. Airfix and tell him what we
> > about that weird RE8 crewmen?
> > D.
> > 

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