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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 4:02 AM
Okay... I've seen hints and how-to's on scribing panel lines but what about rivets? I wanna sand down the lines on my P-38 but there are rivets all over the darned thing! So how does one recreate rivets on a sanded surface? Should I just leave them "off" or what. Sorry if I sound like a fool. I'm just getting started in the whole "superdetailing" thing. Thanks guy and gals!

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    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 4:11 AM
What scale is your aircraft? If it is smaller than 1/48. don't worry. Otherwose you can use a heated pin to pike small holes in the plastic. this will simulate rivets, from what I have heard. Good luck.

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    December 2002
  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 4:16 AM
If they are raised, no problem, simply use dimendional fabric paint and a cocktail stick. It takes a bit of practice to get a line of regularly sized rivets this way, but if you are not happy with your rivets, simply scrape them off with the same cocktail stick.

If your model is going to be subjected to a lot of handling and if you will be using masking tape during painting, I'd suggest you 'seal' the rivets with a light coat of Future.

You should find dimensional fabric paint in any craft store, and some shops such as WalMart. The brand I use is Plaid. They come in all colours which is very useful as it helps having bright color paint to see what you are doing!

Now, if your rivets are sunken, I have no easy remedy at all... Maybe light touches with a drill bit???
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 2:14 PM
thanks for the help guys! I still don't know if I wanna go and make all the rivets again but I'll see. Thanks again for the help. And be on the look out for my plane!
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: United Kingdom
Posted by cmtaylor on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 2:17 PM
For 'inset' rivets, why not try a 'tailors wheel' or a small gear wheel?
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 5:34 PM
OKAY!!!!!! I actually know the answer to this one!!!!

In the March issue of FSM, pg. 36 (Easy Bison Conversion), It talks about Grant line rivets...... There is a web site mentioned in the references part of the article, but to makes things alittle easier, her is the link...

Hope this helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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