I ordered some a week ago and they arrived today.
I wasn’t totally sure which size would be best, but now I have them I thought I’d do a guide for people incase you guys are looking for some.
0.025" - This size is tiny and I really wouldn’t recommend going any smaller to be honest. I’ll use these for rivets on 28mm sized models, they’re probably a fraction bigger than the tiniest rivets you’d see on GW plastics.
0.030" - This size is quite manageable, I bought 600 of them. I had planned to use them for warmachines, whilst they would be good for that, I think they’re a little bit small for what I want them for. A good size for handling though.
0.040" - This and 0.050" are what I would recommend for anyone thinking about scratch building a wagon for the steam train, as I will be eventually. The 0.050" are about 1mm across as a guide.
cool, thanks for the link, wanted to find a place selling these for a while.
are they simply circles, of hexagons, hexagons with holes?
The ones I bought are just round headed (circle). They do some hex bolt ones as well (hexagon with a bit of a screw thread showing I believe).
I found the place forge world buy their rivets from, I’ll see if I can find it.
Forgot to say that these rivets are the cheapest I could find, and I did a fair bit of research. Metal ones are twice as much for an eighth of the amount!?
Thx for the links, I was searching for rivets just the other day! :cheers
Not to hi-jack the thread or changing focus - but another great resource for these things and a hole lot more is the
Scratch-Builders Paradise @ Antenociti’s Workshop
Hmm! Rather strange - works sometimes?
- but try this then: http://www.barrule.com/Workshop/products.html
And then click the Scratch-Builder Paradise - banner
And then I just noticed that Jed has moved the shop to this domain:
This is very interesting. As a budding Ork Mek the idea of making rivets has been driving me nuts for years.