Raging Rivets

Discussion in 'How Do I...' started by Experimental Designs, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Experimental Designs

    Experimental Designs Papercraft Visionary

    Well I at last reveal my Archilles Heel in the matters of making paper models. Since I'm delving into some Steampunk style stuff (no thanks to my Warmachine obsession of late) I've been at wits end trying to find a very practical and economical solution into putting rivets on my card models.

    Some suggestions?
  2. lehcyfer

    lehcyfer Member

    Well, one method can be using drops of wood glue (twice). the effects:


    Other method is to use a syringe needle (cut short and sharpened) to put a lot of holes in a piece of card. In effect you get round rivets you need to push from inside the needle with some wire and then glue separately on the model surface.
  3. Experimental Designs

    Experimental Designs Papercraft Visionary

    I believe I'll use the second method because it sounds as if it would be more consistent than the wood glue.

  4. PemTech

    PemTech Member

    I second lehcyfer's method, the only difference is that I use white glue, to reduce shrinkage, and apply it with the head of a pin. Multiple applications produce larger rivets.

    LAZGEORG New Member

    In the glue method how do you give the rivets the appropriate colour???
  6. lehcyfer

    lehcyfer Member

    The entire model was painted. Though you could mix glue with paint...
  7. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

    Glue method works well for small rivet heads, but for larger I prefer to use a punch ( called sometimes a Book Punch) I have several in various sizes and I use the same cut off scrap from the model, and punch out a bunch at a time...then drop of glue on tooth-pick, and pick up punched card rivet and place with same tooth-pick..when punched out of the card stock it will form the characteristic rounded rivet head and looks very good!
    DanBKing likes this.

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