Saturday, 15 December 2012

A Riveting Read

To my utter astonishment the rivet casting experiment has been a complete success!

I poured the moulding compound onto a few test rows of rivet transfers a couple of weeks ago fully expecting them to be pealed off from the styrene when I attempted to remove the set silicone.

I was wrong.  They stayed stuck fast, from which I tentatively conclude that treating them generously with decal fix, followed by a coat of clear varnish, may be the solution to my concerns.

Flushed with success I have decided that I am going to try applying  these rivets to the masters for my forthcoming NGY ballast wagon and B wagon kits which should enhance them even further.

Lets hope this test piece was not a fluke and it will work just as well on proper masters.

1 comment:

  1. Rob as I said last time, a coat of gloss varnish prior to applying the transfers, and then a coat afterwards should be sufficient :) Good result :)