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Lately, I haven't spent much time at the workbench. Here's what's been done. When the back panel for the 359 was made I decided to add rivets for detail. Well, as you can see I've gotten a little carried away (so-to-say). The rivets are .030 made by Tichy Train Group. I used an .021 drill bit and the rivet shanks fit perfect. The next time I'll try using .025 or .020 rivets the .030's look a little big. At this time I'm out of ammo my LHS said they'll have more in by the end of next week.

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That is enviable work. I would only suggest that because the Tichy parts are plastic, you could snip the bolt head from the stem and glue directly to the cab, and eliminate all that drilling.

In smaller scales, I've seen people use dots of white glue to simulate rivets.

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What's goin' on

The Pete is finished!!! Drilling the holes for all the rivets was the easiest task done to this. Just very redundant. The more something is done the easier it gets!!! I like that these rivets have shanks on them. Putting a dab of glue on the surface for the head of a rivet is asking for trouble. For me also it will distort the detail of the rivet. I brushed on Tenex 7R in the inside of the cab to a row of rivets then installed the rivets. The the plastic starts to melt inside the holes leaving the surface of the cab/hood flawless and the head of the rivet is perfect!!!

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Sweet! Are you cross-eyed yet? I know I get that way after working on 1/700 photo-etch railings.

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