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I recently found out about these, searching for a way to make a push mold to make rivets for detailing. The purpose appears to be to use either epoxy putty, or polymer clay to make rivets & details. However, I want to use these for plastic models, so I was thinking of heating up plastic sprue & pressing that into the mold. Anyone ever try this with these molds, & how well did the technique work? Or will I be a pioneer in this?

 

I thought about making my own beforehand, using a simple epoxy putty mold pressed down on some greased (i.e. spray Pam) plastic details, then just heat some sprue & press it in. But this at least might save me the work. 

 

Thoughts?

 

Damon.

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The best method I've seen to make rivets was published in an old No Quarter magazine. They used a leather punch on thin plasticard. You then take the bit of plastic that the punch made and use tweezers and super glue to place where you want. No fuss, no mess. Any you can make them in different sizes. 

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I would think it would just be easier to go commercial for this kind of detail. You can find all kinds of rivets as well as nut & bolt castings by model railroad manufacturers. In particular Grandt Line (which is now owned by San Juan Model Company and known as San Juan Details) and the Tichy Train Group. San Juan's rivets are $3.50 dollars for 100, Tichy's are $4 for 200. A lot easier than making a mold.

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Some warnings about GSW practices within the hobby. 

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/784030.page

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=121792.0

 

"Further information has surfaced that hints towards GSW having an established history of patent theft (morally if not legally) and bullying individuals and other companies.

https://www.facebook.com/TWSshow/posts/2081621968608039?fbclid=IwAR3_2vfkARh_Qot9s2fszSS7sKaHlOYhrNX8qezIGOl9JJI0LdvKbmvvyE0

 

 

 

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