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SimonD

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G'day fellas. I have to do some riveting on my Tamiya 1:32 F-14. I'm rescribing the raised panel lines to recessed, and seeing if I can, effectively, introduce rivets as well, as there are none there now.
I have RB Productions Rivet-r tool, which is ok for 1:72 and 1:48, but I don't have the 1:32 wheels and I am a bit suss about its effectiveness at that scale.

Do any of you have a fool(idiot)proof method of placing rivets accurately and easily? Although I would prefer accuracy over ease if necessary.
I've seen some of you use the decals? Are they the best option do you think?

As you can see, where there are rivets, they aren't necessarily placed equidistant as well, I like that effect.


Many thanks in advance.

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For those wondering I solved the problem by making my own templates. After 2 attempts the 3rd solution seems to work just nicely.
A bit of (preferably clear or opaque) plastic with something for grip glued on one side (I used 1500 wet and dry). I pinned the holes at the required distance apart and from the panel line. And Bob's your Uncle.







A little bit of a work through, but I think it will save heaps of time in the long run. [smile]

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You creative genius! That's terrifically clever. I've been just using the tried and true Mk1 eyeball for so long that I would never have though of this solution. Nice one Simon, I'm stealing this little gem! lol
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You creative genius! That's terrifically clever. I've been just using the tried and true Mk1 eyeball for so long that I would never have though of this solution. Nice one Simon, I'm stealing this little gem! lol


Lol cheers Mike, I'm thinking of marketing them. [rofl]. It's actually really good because you can knock them up quickly so you can make them for any scale, Aircraft, whatever. As long as you have some sort of reference (or not). I'm nearly done with the lower fuselage of the F-14. I'll post a pic here when it's done. Unsanded it looks pretty spiffy already. [smile]

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TedUSA

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that's a great idea!! simple and free! wow.
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SimonD

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Cheers Ted. Yeah always better when free (or cheap). [smile]
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