Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:01 AM
Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:08 AM
You can make your own with plastruct hex rod. Just cut the rod into slices of needed thickness. It takes a few to get ones with parallel sides, but you can get a lot of bolts from one package of rod.
Model Car Garage here, but I don't like PE for larger scale bolts, they are too flat.
Scale Hardeware also has small metal bolts, but they aren't really that cheap.
Check model railroad shops or sites, Grandt (sp?) and some other compaines make sprues of plastic bolt heads in different sizes and styles.
As for size, figure what size bolt you are replicating and scale it down here.
Edited by Erik Smith, 14 October 2013 - 04:10 AM.
Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:40 AM
Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:32 PM
Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:51 PM
There are other sources. Define way to high. Price is all relative to your disposable income.
Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:01 PM
Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:49 PM
Personally, I can't comment on this as I have no idea of your skill level. The archer transfer IS a decal. You apply it as a decal and use decal solvent to help the film dissolve. All that's left is the resin detail.
Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:00 AM
So the first layer will be carbon fiber decal, second layer will be resin bolts, real metal or hex rod.
Edited by Kaleb, 15 October 2013 - 10:01 AM.
Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:04 PM
Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:58 PM
Model railroad supplies, I use them all the time .....
Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:56 AM
Look @ Ozark Miniatures white metal alloy bolt heads. They are primarily an aftermarket maker of model RR parts (1/24-1/20.3 scale), and cater mostly to older steam locomotive and RR car kit-bashers & scratch-builders, plus offer an extensive line of logging tools & equipment - many are useful for building vehicles, too, esp vintage trucks.
Ozark offers more than several sizes of bolt castings, - hex head, square head, and most have cast in place washers & nuts (both hex & square). The ones w/ exposed thread poking thru the nut's side of the casting are excellent for replicating wheel studs. Since they offer a decent range of sizes, there should be some useful pieces for modeling vehicles in 1/25/1/24, 1/16. 1/12, & 1/8th scales,
And, they are quite reasonably priced, too. Well stocked model train shops - esp those catering to G gauge/large scale RR type model trains - may stock Ozark Miniature's parts.
Google: Ozark Miniatures for more info (for some reason, I'm unable to paste a link to their web address on this post??)
Posted 28 October 2013 - 06:22 AM