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Made in gb
Sneaky Kommando


Rivits the most boring part of a scratch built model!

Anybody know of an easy way to make rivits?
Just slicing bits of 1/2mm rod is time consuming, would love to hear how other people make them!
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Fixture of Dakka


There's a model raqilroad company that sells some great looking tiny nut&tip-of-bolt pieces. I ordered a bunch from them (Grantz? I think) a couple of years ago. They're more detailed than just a plasticard blip.

The other thing that I see recommended a lot is using a leather punch on a sheet of plasticard.

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The Last Chancer Who Survived

Norristown, PA

I tried cutting a thin plastic rod into 1000 little rivets and it was so tedious I just couldn't stand it anymore .. in the end what I ended up doing for my baneblade dozer blade was I just took white glue and put a little dot on the model, after it dried, I went over each rivet again just to get some extra height. I didn't paint it yet but it looks like it will look just fine once it's drybrushed, and it was quick & easy to do. Not perfect of course but a great easy way to get decent looking rivets

here's a pic of the dozer blade thingy I was building..

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Sneaky Kommando


Nice Dozer blade, very well made.
I have to cover a Chaos warhound in rivits! will take me some time! lol
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Longtime Dakkanaut

New Zealand

I collect spare bitz with rivets on them - chimera sides and Cities of Death terrain are favourites - then shave them off with a very sharp scalpel. They look far more consistent than hand-made ones, which is important for _most_ models.
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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit

The wilds of Pennsyltucky

At just about any crafts store you can find hole pumches of various sizes. Apply to thin plasti card and ...voila! Instant rivets by the bucket load.


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