Old 03-11-2019, 09:10 AM
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The simulation of flush rivets was a meticulous challenge. They were made with brass tube of different diameter, like a punch, with very sharp edge and coupled to the tip of a 15W electronic soldering iron.



A slight press and the heat literally fuses the paint, leaving the rivet ring slightly marked without relief.





The central groove, in the fastener type, is achieved with the fine hot tip of a precision screwdriver applied inside the marked ring.





With a no trembled pulse and a large dose of patience to simulate more than 65,000 rivets that the model carries, a very realistic result is obtained; in fact, it is not possible to appreciate them if we go further than 10 ft but they are clearly visible at a closer distance.



With the reference close to me all the time
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