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3 years 4 weeks ago #1 by Woadism
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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: hgwmodels.cz/en/content/17-positive-rivets

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3 years 4 weeks ago #2 by CyNaKyL
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Have never used any raised rivet type products in the past but have heard many good things from others about the Archer rivets.
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3 years 4 weeks ago #3 by Woadism
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CyNaKyL wrote: Have never used any raised rivet type products in the past but have heard many good things from others about the Archer rivets.
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Thanks - doing a bit of reading around this afternoon, the verdict seems to be HGW is a little bit flat, and Archer's the better choice. Cheers!

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3 years 4 weeks ago - 3 years 4 weeks ago #4 by Maarten
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Archer a great but expensive for what you get ,but if you can get the micromark.decal sets.... way more rivets for your money .
www.micromark.com/search?keywords=RIVETS



Or you do it the old fashioned way with the punch and die set.

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3 years 4 weeks ago - 3 years 4 weeks ago #5 by Craig Sargent
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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.

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