I've got a few projects that require the manual addition of various sizes of raised rivets. Has anyone had personal experience/success with this, and what were your favourite products? I was thinking HGW's looked pretty good:
If you want a very cheap alternative, and have the patience, lead foil works very well. I have a large stack of old lead foil wine tops and use various diameters of wire to punch them into a soft cloth and they produce very nice rivet shapes. I use Tamiya Extra Thin to attach them and dont have much problem with them falling off.
Here are a couple of things I've used them on
Dragon 1/72 AAV7
Ace 1/72 FV101 Scorpion
Dragon 1/72 Chi-Ha
Will work for larger scales and rivets too just dependent on the diameter of wire you use as a punch. There is a guy in our club who regularly rivets in 1/35 using the same technique.