[WWI] Rivets

rob rob at rob-stewart.to
Mon Apr 23 19:57:44 EDT 2007

I may have missed most of this discussion.

Did anyone mention these, from Copper State Models?


Maybe the wrong scale, slightly, however.


Mark Shannon wrote:
> 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
> dab 
>> 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
> a 
>> little money but how much do the resin kits cost these days? So one buys
> one 
>> 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
> calls 
>> in the boys with the big net and they take one away to the building with
> the 
>> 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
> me 
>> 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
> am 
>>>> trying not to mess it up. Also,  whenever I have a problem, I can
> phone 
>>>> 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
> chat 
>>> about the product. What if we call Mr. Airfix and tell him what we
> think 
>>> about that weird RE8 crewmen?
>>> D.

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