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looking for some tiny detailing bits

Post by OdysseySlipways » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:45 pm

i just started looking for some tiny detailing bits like rivets, chips and details so i can get back to my Modular Star Hauler master and see if i can't get it finished but i'm not really seeing anything about.

http://www.starshipmodeler.net/talk/vie ... p?t=112874

i don't want to go and buy a model kit for what might have just 3 or 3 or just not have any detail bits.

and when i say tiny i mean i'm looking for 1mm rivet heads, and maybe some detailed bits about 1mm x .....

i may be be interested in some odd small/tiny PE that's about to fall off your bench into the black hole

any ideas?
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Post by Chas » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:43 pm

For tiny roundy cylinder bits I take apart old lighters and mechanical pencils.
Dunno if that will help at all.
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Post by JAYCOCK ALFRED » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:25 pm

And will you be planning on counting the rivets?

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Post by Andrew Gorman » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:53 pm

Grandt Line makes round, domed, conical, hex and square rivets and nuts for model railroads. There's also a set of N scale "under car details" that has a lot of good stuff as well. In a pinch, straight pins make nice rivet heads.

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Post by Andrew Gorman » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:58 pm

For trusses, screens and ladder patterns the little metal earth laser cut kits are a cheap source:
http://www.fascinations.com/metalearth/viewall
as low as 3.00US each in lots on eBay...

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Post by OdysseySlipways » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:37 pm

well, i started looking here in SSM's store for some detail bits like they use to sell.

no, not looking to count the rivets, looking to use them (and anything else tiny) as some detail in my brim trench

Andrew, i'll look a that link tonight
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Post by OdysseySlipways » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:52 pm

i was going to look in Micheal's and AC Moore, but then i remembered that they did away with a lot of that nice little stuff a few years back.....
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Post by kenlilly106 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:19 pm

Archer Surface Details in varying scales and patterns:
http://www.archertransfers.com/SurfaceDetailsMain.html

Micro-Mark rivet decals:
http://www.micromark.com/o-scale-decals ... ,9967.html

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Post by nick » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:38 pm

pins of different head sizes are available at fabric shops...might be worth looking into.

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Post by OdysseySlipways » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:54 pm

okay, just started to take a look at http://www.archertransfers.com/SurfaceDetailsMain.html and was about to say i'd have to see pictures of the items next to a ruler to get a feel of their size when i saw it was all on clear decal paper

decals are not what i am in need of, i need actual detailing bits - this is a master i'm working on
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Post by kenlilly106 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:22 pm

OdysseySlipways wrote:okay, just started to take a look at http://www.archertransfers.com/SurfaceDetailsMain.html and was about to say i'd have to see pictures of the items next to a ruler to get a feel of their size when i saw it was all on clear decal paper

decals are not what i am in need of, i need actual detailing bits - this is a master i'm working on
The Archer and Micro-Mark products are raised resin shapes printed onto clear decal film to make application easier, they are not a 2D picture.

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Post by OdysseySlipways » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:45 am

well, i'll be ordering more rubber this week and will stop in the local craft stores to look at the pins and see if they don't have one or two with nice heads on them that i can then mold and cast-up.

also while i'm out this week, i'm going to try to stop in the small train hobby shop to see if they have any small detailing kits that might work in some way. I was thinking N-gauge but i think that stuff would work better on the 1:4222 and the 2256 scales better
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Post by Mr. Badwrench » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:19 pm

I was going to suggest stopping by a model train shop, but it sounds like you've done that. Did you find what you needed?
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Post by OdysseySlipways » Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:24 am

didn't get to the train shop just yet, but i was just looking over at Starship Combat and saw someone over there doing some scratch builds of their won and saw these little red domes - he said they are from a Scrap Book thing, some sort of detail packet of bling so next time i am out i'm going to stop back in AC Moore and Micheal's and look at their scrap book section to see what they have in there. the red domes he's using look to be about 1mm, the size i was looking for (would save me from casting straight pins for their heads........)

anyway, here's the link to the thread: http://www.star-ranger.com/forum/viewto ... 82#p114082

here is a close up picture of 2 of his ships and a ruler at the bottom for scale http://www.star-ranger.com/forum/downlo ... &mode=view and from what i see, they are about 1mm
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Post by OdysseySlipways » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:47 pm

was just at Micheals looking for them pearls and only found them clear colored 6-8 sided bits - hope to hit AC Moore in the next few days and hope they have them
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Post by Kylwell » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:07 pm

Buy in bulk from Kandi Corp. https://www.kandicorp.com/
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Post by OdysseySlipways » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:33 pm

if i was scratch building on a regular basis bulk wouldn't be a problem, but i don't.

but i will take a look at them, they might just twist my arm.......

i stopped at AC Moore today looking to see if i could find them half pearl bits but all i kept seeing was 2-6mm rhinestones and only 6mm half pearls.....

guess Hobby Lobby is next on the list to see what they have

should have saw me at ac moore trying to explain to the lady the type of book i was trying to think of that they have a section of the store devoted to....... scrap booking........ i had a brain fart moment (names have always been a terrible thing for me to remember)
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Post by Tracy Mann » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:18 pm

Steve Neill of Steve Neill's Garage just finished his Mars Attacks vehicle for the movie he's making. To make rivets, he use fabric glue. I was skeptical, but it's a movie industry technique and it worked beautifully.

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Post by 73chargr » Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:13 pm

OdysseySlipways wrote:
i stopped at AC Moore today looking to see if i could find them half pearl bits but all i kept seeing was 2-6mm rhinestones and only 6mm half pearls.....
Have you checked ebay? You should have no problem finding scrap booking stuff like these half-pearls. If I recall, the 3mm ones are great for replacing or adding phaser banks to 1/537 Trek models.


How about these:

http://www.micromark.com/micro-screw-as ... n=14WS068R

Figured these might be useful and you could drill a hole exactly where you want and either glue them in or screw them in.

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