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Pneumatic Pinch Riveter
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 02:52 AM UTC
This is pneumatic pinch riveter seen in many workshops for locomotives and often used to rivet large boilers and steel structures.
I designed it in 1:20.3 scale and it is a quite beefy model. After sealing and priming the parts, I painted it in old school Floquil Roof Brown and the used the salt technique with Tamiya paints. Artists oils thinned with lighter fluid completed the weathering.



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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 03:00 AM UTC
I still need to add the Bale, which is a U-shaped bar that the Riveter hangs from. I broke the first Bale and I ordered another Bale from Shapeways, which appears to be lost in Post Office limbo. The model is about 60mm tall.
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 01:43 PM UTC
That's really cool Michael. Nice job and it looks great.

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 01:10 AM UTC

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That's really cool Michael. Nice job and it looks great.

Thanks,
Randy


Thank you.
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2020 - 08:20 AM UTC
The cast texture looks very realistic.




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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2020 - 12:37 PM UTC
I created the cast texture by stippling on Gunze Mr. Surfacer with a brush.
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2020 - 12:55 PM UTC
That is a really well executed little piece! I love the fact that it is so obviously a very old and well-used tool, but the "jaws" (is that the right term?) show that it is still in regular use.

Thanks for sharing your process details here, I love it!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2020 - 03:21 PM UTC
You're welcome Michael. I love what you have done. I collect and use old tools and the finish on your project is spot on. Love it.

Randy
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 04:57 AM UTC

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That is a really well executed little piece! I love the fact that it is so obviously a very old and well-used tool, but the "jaws" (is that the right term?) show that it is still in regular use.

Thanks for sharing your process details here, I love it!

Cheers, D


Thanks.
They are actually called “dies” and on the real riveter they were removable so different dies could be used for various sizes and shapes of rivets.
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 06:08 AM UTC
I offer this in two scales, 1:20.3 and 1:29 scale. I also have designed other large scale model railroad items as well as my usual 1:35 armor related items:
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 01:40 PM UTC
I got the replacement bale a while back but forgot to upload the images: