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01-13-2009 03:54 AM  9 years agoPost 1
James

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Can anyone one tell me what is the way to make revits with out shrinking after it dries.What rivet kit, i could purchase, or any tricks, by using a syringe, in making fake rivets on a scale helicopter, body after it's primed. Any suggestions would be appreciated including any sites too go to.

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01-13-2009 04:24 AM  9 years agoPost 2
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Starwood Scale Models has rivet kits.

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01-13-2009 04:31 AM  9 years agoPost 3
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heli 770 thanks for the tip

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01-13-2009 09:13 AM  9 years agoPost 4
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I used the Starwoods kit and it was quite easy to do. Some did shrink though, but by the time they are painted you don't really notice.

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01-13-2009 09:45 AM  9 years agoPost 5
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James, Tip I got from Len Mount, have a fan blowing accros your workbench to assist drying
Tip from another modeler,uses nothing but the Starwood kit, mix a little talcum powder with the mix, if you get the consistancy correct it is possible with different shaped tools to replicate Phillips,star and slotted heads
Tip on Rotor Georges post, read his post, he mentions a similar system with the syringe but different PVA
Nothing to do with the PVA, I use my own vinyl for,rivits, panels, screw and bolt heads and any thing else, I have found that over the course of time the vinyl shrinks uniformally, this give a very faint line around the vinyl, highlighting the panels etc, it does not shrink under 2 pack laquer
Hope this helps,
Good luck with the project
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01-13-2009 06:34 PM  9 years agoPost 6
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Ok question does the starwood kit shrink equally so you don't get some bigger then others after it shrinks completly. I dont care if it shrinks, after it dries but i want it to stick well onto the primer and all of them to be the same size when it's done doing it's thing. I will be doing 8 thousands revits, i don't want to go back over the work again.

I was told that some people use a putty that they dilute . So it can be applied from a syringe, anyone here about this and there is no shrinkage of the simulated revits.

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01-13-2009 07:03 PM  9 years agoPost 7
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Hi Peter,
Using vinyl for revits sounds like a good way to go but can you tell me were to buy such a material, so i could do it myself the same way you do . I have been trying to locate the information you were talking about on Rotor George's posts could not locate it help please.

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01-13-2009 07:30 PM  9 years agoPost 8
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R/C Scale Products, Inc. has rivet tape in 1/6,1/5th and 1/4 scale.

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01-13-2009 07:44 PM  9 years agoPost 9
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Hi Peter,
i found the post you were talking about man o man rotor goerge is one talented man that is some intence hard work he has done building three complete helicopters from scratch, some big talent he has. Here is his post i found about revit making he uses.

George's quote ( I use dimensional fabric paint. Easy to apply using the small plastic squeeze bottle and achieve consistent results, apply more squeeze pressure to vary the size of the "rivet head". The "rivets" do not shrink after drying and stick pretty well to the surface. If you make a mistake wipe it off with a damp rag. Best of all, $1.75 per bottle can do several fuselages.)

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01-13-2009 07:47 PM  9 years agoPost 10
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Heli 770 very interesting using a tape with revits on it. There would be no shrinkage, at all from that method . How well do they stick over time it would be a while before i could paint over them and seal them in just curious.

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01-13-2009 08:09 PM  9 years agoPost 11
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Never used it. Just trying to help you out, I don't have 8 thousand rivets to apply, thankfully!

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01-13-2009 09:21 PM  9 years agoPost 12
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LOL LOL i know thats alot of revits
I apreciate your help very much. I see that i am getting more and more different choices. I hope to get more before i think what's best for my situation.

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01-13-2009 11:56 PM  9 years agoPost 13
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I have never done rivits but I have been watching Rotor George's build with great admeration

what if you did a test of ea type on some scrap material and posted the results so we all cold see.

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01-14-2009 02:31 AM  9 years agoPost 14
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taleGunner, good suggestion that just may happened. I think i may go that rout Rotor George's way but not sure yet. I'm still looking into the revits on tape, I was told by one person there junk but i need to find out more about that comment. Also it sounds good but i don't know how well they stick over time. I will keep swimming along soon i will make a decision..

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01-14-2009 09:41 AM  9 years agoPost 15
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Rivits on tape
James, these are some of my rivits,The transfer tape is stuck on top, then cut into thin strips, then applied to the model
The guy who said they were junk, what did he use instead?
Using this method is easy once you get the hang of removeing them from the backing paper, but doing this is an art form in its self
These rivits are flat, with the correct amount of paint they dome, because the paint will not build up so fast on the sharp edge of the rivit
A good example is the white R22 tail boom in my gallery
Also look at the mid section of the Hughes 500, for rivit patterns
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01-15-2009 10:47 PM  9 years agoPost 16
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HI Peter

I like your suggestion very much. I looked in your gallery that tail boom section looks mighty good indeed.
the genteleman that did not like them decided to use the Starwood kit. Which i have herd good things about it . But i do like the stick on because there is nothing to dry or shrink over time.

Everyones galleries look great.

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