[WWI] Rivets

Stephen Auslender auslend at snet.net
Tue Apr 24 10:52:48 EDT 2007

Well, if one want masochism, one can always make the tank, especially in 
1/16 scale, using sheets of thin metal for the sides and use all real rivets 
in the original hole patterns. That should make one ready for the rubber 
Y'know, that gives me an idea. Why not? I can take a shortcut and have the 
plates cut and holes all made by laser cutting, or perhaps by waterjet. Then 
I'll probably have to make my own rivets as well as heat them, insert them 
and hammer them down.
I wonder if my medical plan covers self-induced insanity?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Douglas Anderson" <djandersonza at yahoo.com>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: [WWI] Rivets

> "Masochism" springs to mind. Maybe I am lazy, but drops of glue are good 
> enough. Just the thought of drilling all those holes!
>  Well, for my 1/16 project I will get some castings.
> Stephen Auslender <auslend at snet.net> wrote:
>  Hi y'all,
> This discussion on making rivets has reminded me that one of the factors 
> in
> making models is the technique. Not only do we, as individuals, have
> preferences in the types of models we make, and the materials which we use
> to make them, but the very techniques we choose are personal choices.
> I hate the idea of cutting off little pieces of plastic and gluing them in
> place. The very idea of depositing drops of glue makes me shudder. But the
> act of drilling holes on a drill press and inserting pins gives me a 
> tactile
> and physical pleasure. We are all different and we have our own 
> preferences
> in just about every aspect of our hobbies.
> We do not have much choice, at times, at our jobs so we adapt and cope. 
> But
> this is a hobby and is meant to give us some pleasure and relaxation so we
> do make the choices that suit ourselves.
> The good thing about an open forum like this is we can get a variety of
> different techniques offered up and then we can choose what suits us as
> individuals.
> The next time my wife wants me to go to the fabric shop with her I'll take
> my micrometer and measure the heads of the straight pins they offer there.
> Good thing I work in the larger scales as there aren't too many saucer 
> sized
> rivets on WW1 tanks.
> Stephen
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Diego Fernetti"
> To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List"
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 6:45 AM
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Rivets
>> Stephen!
>>> Has anyone thought of using common sewing pins for the rivits?
>> Not me, as I wanted to make them as simply as I can!
>> D.
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