Aged look with rivets
|David Howe 6||24/01/2021 13:27:49|
|1 forum posts|
Im about to start a steam drifter build, I would appreciate any advice on creating an authentic look of a riveted steel hull, it a table top model, won’t be going in the water.
|Colin Bishop||25/01/2021 10:19:22|
4967 forum posts
Welcome to the Forum. Methods or representing plating with riveting rather depend on what scale you are building to so give us a bit more info please.
|Dave Cooper 6||25/01/2021 10:40:09|
|305 forum posts|
As it's a display model will it be to 'shipyard' or, 'in-service' finish ?
If it's in-service, and to a fairly large scale, I would be inclined to put a dribble of rust from the rivets, and to fittings below the waterline and some deck fittings - winches etc. I think Humbrol and Revell do 'rust finish' paints....
Try a little here and there to begin with as these things can be over-done.
|Ray Wood 2||25/01/2021 10:53:22|
2485 forum posts
Plating could be paper stuck on & sealed, I have had success with PVA glue applied with a cocktail stick, try a trial section and see how you go, for best spacing measure & draw the centres of your rivets in a straight line .
As Colin says it will depend on the scale.
Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 25/01/2021 10:54:27
|ashley needham||25/01/2021 10:55:08|
7323 forum posts
Various people (not me) have used I think cartridge paper or plastic card and punched (rivets) in this from the back then applied the plates to the hull.
In theory you could dob PVA on with a cocktail stick to represent rivets.
Have to bear in mind how big the rivets would actually be at scale of course.
|Colin Bishop||25/01/2021 11:03:27|
4967 forum posts
David tells me it is 1/48 scale so the suggestions above are all good.
|James Hill 5||25/01/2021 11:33:57|
|126 forum posts|
There are model companies who do strips of rivet detail that can be used on steel bridges etc in the model railway world. I think they come on an adhesive backed strip. You might be able to adapt for your model. Try Google model rivet detail.
|neil howard-pritchard||25/01/2021 16:43:15|
1921 forum posts
if you are going down the road of making your plating from heavy grade paper or thinner card......this tool is invaluable...i used it on my 1;48 scale trawlers and their plates and ran the tool on the inside of the paper plate which embosses a rivet head equally spaced and equal in size to the outside of the card.
used it many times when building trawlers and tugs.
the easiest way i ever found to put rivets onto card.
Edited By neil howard-pritchard on 25/01/2021 16:44:43
|Bob Abell||26/01/2021 09:25:41|
9317 forum posts
Hello David Howe
A few years ago, I built a large model of the PS Great Eastern and I also fancied the "Riveted steel appearance"
The model was 7 feet in length and a plain painted black hull needed the touch of antiquity?
I used thickish card about 0.018" thick and in strips about 18mm wide and about 12" long. For the rivets,I used a blunt spring loaded centre punch, for rivet size consistency;
The card was glued to the hull using PVA
When dry, it was a shear pleasure to paint the hull with semi matt black paint
The effect was splendid
Photo`s to follow
|Bob Abell||26/01/2021 09:40:30|
9317 forum posts
The GE rivet photo`s......
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