Experience with Tichy rivets, was how to harvest rivets
The recent discussion about rivets leads me to ask fellow modelers for their impressions of the various Tichy rivets. I model in HO and have considered purchasing some, but had no idea whether they lead to any better results than can be produced with harvested "donor rivets". Because of how they are made (and intended to be used), it it strikes me that the process of drilling holes for the location of the Tichy rivets might potentially lead to better control over the placement, and hence a more precise rivet pattern. I'd also think that they would be more uniform once applied. Since I've not used them myself, and have done only a limited amount of work with rivets harvested from an Athearn car body, this is purely conjecture on my part. I'd love to hear any real-world experiences. Thanks in advance.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Kind regards, Rob Adams
Tim O'Connor wrote:
You can draw with a fine, hard-lead drafting pencil on styrene.