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Old 02-10-2020, 10:38 PM   #161 (permalink)
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No hobby shops around, so would have to order the plastic and I'm lazy.
Amazon. If you're a Prime member, you get everything with free 1-2 day shipping. That's pretty much what I do now on everything from hobby supplies to cat litter to Alka-Seltzer. I just buy it from Amazon and I never have to leave my house. LOL!! As Nick would say... life is good!! Prime also streams movies like NetFlix does.
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Old 02-11-2020, 05:09 AM   #162 (permalink)
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Dwight, I live just over the bridge from Philly, so close to Amazon warehouses in PA and NJ. When I order I pick regular shipping, and now with their own trucks I always get it in two days. Probably not so in less congested areas. Stay Well. and. YES Life is Good
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:38 PM   #163 (permalink)
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Yes, I am a Prime member and order a lot, did get a few sheets awhile back so have some. Amazing all the stuff they sell. Still try to buy local, if I can.
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Old 02-12-2020, 03:30 PM   #164 (permalink)
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Made some rough progress. Adhered the rivet strips in place. After the solvent dries need to fill in the spaces and seams. I figured if I didn't like the look, could easily just sand them off and still have a nice smooth side. Time and patience will tell. LiG
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Picking up from my last posting: pics say it all:
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:49 PM   #166 (permalink)
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Nick it is looking good rivets came out nice, BB
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I take it that you didn't like the rivets and sanded them off? I am probably much help as every model that I have made with rivets each entire panel had rivets so there were no edges to deal with except the edges of actual panels. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. Good luck coming up with a solution, I hope someone is more help than I.
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Old 02-15-2020, 04:40 AM   #168 (permalink)
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Bill, I did like the look of the actual rivets, just not the raised strips they were on. I already tried to blend with the rest of the car, In areas that did blend was still not happy with the look as it was raised. .
Winn, yes, it was the edges that I thought took away from the whole look. Jerry has had success with foil tape, and I experimented with that early on. Not sure which direction 'm going in right now. All suggestions will be appreciated. BTW, much easier to sand off than I had anticipated. LiG
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I'm surprised that the archer rivets didn't look good, I believe I got the biggest ones they had when I did my sand tank and the showed up good
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Bill, I received a sheet of the Archer rivets. Measured them and the rivets them selves came out to .003 thick. Emailed them and they said all their rivets no matter what the design or scale offered were the same thickness. Judging from the ones I made from the pounce wheel on the foil or plastic I wanted .007 minimum. Using the .005 thick styrene got nice .007 to .010 rivets depending on the backing I used under the foil or plastic. I haven't given up yet. Bringing the whole car back to fresh so what ever I use the first failure won't add to the problem. LiG
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