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I was not being critical. That route of rivets was very good. And as we all know one rivet will always find a way to be different if it can. Model indeed very effect line of rivets. I am going to try another chemist tomorrow. T
They is very interesting and helpful! It seems to work very effectively. Just a couple which are different to others in the row. Very good. What size are the heads....3mm? Now to find where I can obtain needles and syringes. No doubt there will be health and safety and other red tape here in the UK to prevent easy purchase. Do you usually use smaller than 18g needle? Toby
My method of pva rivets was to dip a nail tip into the pva and dab that on to the hull plates. It was fairly cool in the house. Not sure whether warmer or cooler temperature would control the spread of the pva better. I am yet wondering whether or not to flatten the rivets I have just put on as they may be too domed. I am looking at photos online of hull/ rudder detail and may follow a similar appearance to that photo attached in leiu of there being no detail photo of the ship I am building. Photo attached. Wow factor especially when one finally notices the worker in the photo. How did use get the syringe method to work for you. Did you thin the pva or.....
Very nice Joburg!!! Gives the model that constructed feel rather than bits stuck on. My eye was drawn to this model due in part to the eye- catching rivet detail. The model (picture of model attached) is Nordbornholm. I visited the builder of the model in Germany and have now the plans. You can see his other models and also his sales at: www.rex-schiffsmodelle.de Toby
Thanks R in Munich! The shapes of brackets under the rivets are cut out from a sheet of fibre glass. Depending on contour held in place with a dab of CA or the finishing resin, then topped with finishing resin. I have now to decide if I use the rivet method for the reset of the ship. The hull effect was via dabbing pva glue but some spread slightly and thus look over scale on some. 1mm ~50mm so a rivet head spreading to 2-3mm ~ 100-150 and I think a 6" rivet head might be unrealistic? What was ther likely rivet head size on such ships. Toby
Well I have uninstalled the link/ icon to the website and just typed in the address in search. It came up with me already logged in and the pink modify now shows too. Sehr komisch! Anyhow I have uploaded the rudder which now has a coat of undercoat applied. Quite effective. Toby
Remember I am using a mobile so nothing appears such as modify etc. There is little functionality across the website via smart phone. Toby. You are doing your night owl stint too. Well I have just coated the rudder in finishing resin and so bedtime. Undercoat in the morning.....oops it is morning already. Bis bald! Toby
Doug in Bayern Hello. That problem of the build log is that I don't have many pictures. I only usually take a photo at the end when no one can spot to easily my cover ups and touch ups. I take the occasional one to get a better perspective overall and sometimes a free to check all remains ok inside. Anyhow I could try to remember to take a few from now to see if it is any help to anyone else. Yes the 'saw' .... cannot find edit button for the posts and so had to leave that and other typos that the mobile deliberately does. Le Spezia. I was there a couple of years ago. Interesting place. Glad you are an electronic wiz for I may need to enquire of your grey cells in the future. Was in Lindau am Bodensee for a few days. Sehr schön! I was with other persons so shame for i could have met you in Munich for i used that airport. Still another time soon as flights reasonable. Toby
Couple of other plates. When I have finished the rudder and housed it to the rudder post and sorted the rc control linkage for it I will take out too the pond for ballasting and a swim. Once I know how much and where ballasting is needed I shall insert aluminium angle in to the hull to house lead acid batteries and lead blocks.
Thanks Doug And bear in mind this vessel is 6ft 6" in length and about 12" keel to bulwarks so roughly 13ft x 2ft of plate and rivet effect. Bottom gets saw and the eyesight tires. But hopefully the effect will be worth it
Doug I have found the fault. For some reason a silly update change d the camera setting to 18:5 or something ridiculous. I returned it to 16:9 and the latest photo uploaded to the web looks fine when I view it there. The rivet heads I bought one year ago and so cannot recall the seller at present. On my 1:24 Danube tug I believe I glued on many, many, many thousands.