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 Posted: Wed Mar 3rd, 2010 06:54 am
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Herb, it's only .020 cardboard, carefully bended over an edge ... Cardboard is a more and more interesting material for me. Other than styrene, it can be cutted with a laser and glued  to wooden parts with simple white glue.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 12th, 2010 04:25 pm
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Hi,

last weekend I made some pictures while Ralf worked with the tool:



The strip lies between two sheets of stainless steel. The lower has etched dies for the rivets heads, the upper etched holes to guide the needle. On this brass strip the position of the rivets is marked on the backside by etching and can be adjusted through the holes.



A pin vise with a needle is pressed down in every hole, then the strip will be moved for making the next rivets.  The last rivet fixes the strip at the right pitch. Needle tip should be a little bit rounded.



my "enhanced version" with clamped guides for plastic strip

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 Posted: Wed Mar 17th, 2010 05:16 pm
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I have to say that after getting totally bored doing rivets for years, I now use Archer transfers which do a better job than any other method I know..........and it is a lot more fun!

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Sounds interesting, John. I had a look on their homepage and wonder if they are only printed or if there is a "3D"-effect?

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The 'rivets' are resin and are perfectly shaped.

 

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Woow - I'm impressed :thumb:

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 Posted: Thu Mar 18th, 2010 02:55 pm
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Yes, I am impressed also! Here in the US, the Archer rivet decals are available from  squadron.com  so I will probably be sending off for some also. Sure beats my old nail in the back method since I don't have a nice rivet machine like Herbies. Looks especially great since I could build the tank, etc. and THEN put rivets on it. Mucho easier for sure!     Woodie



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 Posted: Thu Mar 18th, 2010 04:34 pm
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Once the rivets are in place, use a softener like the one supplied by Revel. Needless to say, it would be a very very very bad idea to paint with water based!

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Thanks for the :cool:Tip John, I just sent off for some.

 Drilling holes and adding rod was getting old & tedious. 
:java: Cheers!



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 Posted: Thu Mar 18th, 2010 05:22 pm
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Bob,

If you have been drilling holes and filling with rod, I am surprised you are still lucid!

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