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dlh
  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Source for tiny brass nails
Posted by dlh on Thursday, August 02, 2018 10:35 AM

Anyone have a source for brass nails smaller than these that I ordered from MicroMark?

I'm starting a Fiat Mefistofele and am look for nails for the floorboards and firewall.  I've been searching model ship building suppliers and haven't come up with anything smaller than these.  Dimensions seem to be similar from many sites.

https://www.micromark.com/Mini-Nails-3-8-Inch-Long-x-020-Inch-Dia-Pkg-of-100

https://www.micromark.com/Miniature-Nails-Package-of-100_2

 

Thanks,

Dave

 

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 02, 2018 11:45 AM

These are pretty much the same, just a little shorter.

https://www.micromark.com/Miniature-Nails-Package-of-100_2

Maybe just use brass wire?

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 03, 2018 7:45 AM

IHi ;

 I have come across some that may help . What scale is the model ? You should be able to fine some in the Sewing Section of Hobby Lobby . Now I didn't see any brass ones at my store , except the standard ones in the Dollhouse section . But ,You can , as " G " Suggests use brass wire .

Drill the right size hole and drop that wire right down in there . Sand the end and Viola , Shiny brass nails ! I have used brass wire for this more times than I can count . I find it easier And I can have different sizes of nails too !    T.B.

dlh
  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Friday, August 03, 2018 7:18 PM

Tanker - Builder

IHi ;

 I have come across some that may help . What scale is the model ? You should be able to fine some in the Sewing Section of Hobby Lobby . Now I didn't see any brass ones at my store , except the standard ones in the Dollhouse section . But ,You can , as " G " Suggests use brass wire .

Drill the right size hole and drop that wire right down in there . Sand the end and Viola , Shiny brass nails ! I have used brass wire for this more times than I can count . I find it easier And I can have different sizes of nails too !    T.B.

 

Thanks.  I'll check.  Looks like dollhouse nails might be the ticket.  Never thought of that.

Dave

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, August 04, 2018 9:43 AM

I bought some from Model Expo several years ago.  Don't know if they still carry them.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, August 05, 2018 5:07 PM

Dave;

 Never be afraid to cross-check in the other hobby related fields .I  use many parts on my ships , for instance that come from 1/87 ( H.O.) scale railroad stuff .

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, August 06, 2018 8:47 AM

I just remembered I got some brass pins at a Michaels several years ago.  They were just about the size you are looking for- about 3/8 x .020.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 06, 2018 9:35 AM

You'll be surprised what one can find for our hobby in odd places.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

dlh
  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Monday, August 06, 2018 11:27 AM

dlh

Anyone have a source for brass nails smaller than these that I ordered from MicroMark?

I'm starting a Fiat Mefistofele and am look for nails for the floorboards and firewall.  I've been searching model ship building suppliers and haven't come up with anything smaller than these.  Dimensions seem to be similar from many sites.

https://www.micromark.com/Mini-Nails-3-8-Inch-Long-x-020-Inch-Dia-Pkg-of-100

https://www.micromark.com/Miniature-Nails-Package-of-100_2

 

Thanks,

Dave

 

 

I received both sizes of nails from Micromark.  They look like they're close to the right size.  I checked the plastic model floor boards to find that what's molded in are screws, not nails.  Not really that concerned.  Might try scoring the heads of the nails; I'll be very surprised to find tiny screws of that size.

Thanks

Dave

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 10, 2018 6:40 AM

Dave ;

 I have to ask . Have you ever looked inside a ladies watch ? Oh Yeah . Slotted screws sure enough !

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