At the recent WRAM Show, I had the opportunity to talk to Jim at Cal-Grafx, who is developing a kit for applying glue drop rivets to any scale plane using a vinyl strip with precisely cut and spaced holes. You lay the strip onto your primed surface, apply a special riveting water-soluble ”glue,” wait 90 seconds to 2 minutes so the “glue” adheres to your model’s surface, then carefully remove the strip and voila!–perfectly spaced rivets. Check out this new twist on an old technique!
Lines of raised rivet heads in minutes, perfectly spaced and in straight lines.
Apply the adhesive to the holes in the vinyl stripe wait 90 seconds and lift.
Once painted over, they look great.
No careful application required. Just glob on the glue and cover the entire hole. Glue applicator included.