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Ive been an Ork player for more than a year, and i still dont know how to make small rivets. Does anyone have any tips?
Yep. Easiest way to do it is to get some small plastic rod (either round or square depending on what you want - for orks I would go square) and then cut off small pieces at a time. Then simply glue them to the model that you want riveted. Simple, cheap, effective and most of all easy.
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or you can do this...
I went to Wal-MarX and went into the craft section and picked up one of these:
It's a rotary punch with differnt hole sizes for leather. They're sturdy enough for plasticard and polystyrene.
They're about 10.00 or so, but you get so many different sizes, you can actually make washers under the rivets, adding another layer of detail to your orky stuff.
Tandy Leather Factory is the company that made mine.
***NOTE- Make sure it's a LEATHER hole punch, not the thin low quality paper hole punchers..the tips dull going through the card. Tandy sells a cheap-o version and a good version, the good vrsion lets you replace the hole punch heads, when they dull, saving you money in replacing the entire unit. ***
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There is a pva glue technique described in the most-recent-but-one white dwarf (WD338, I think) which might work for rivets.
Summarised: put small PVA dots where you want the rivets and let dry overnight, then paint. The benefit of this technique is that it's simple to apply.
Anothing thing that I found quite easy and appropriately "uneven and Orky" was when making my Stompa, I'd take all the little tiny leftover bits of plasticard from cuts, and "press" them between the ridged teeth of a pair of pliers. It would turn tiny clips into square, flat pieces that look appropriately brushed metal/metallic/textured when painted. If you're working with plasticard anyway, this also keeps you from having to buy anything.
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I'ld GS them but then I have plenty of time and experiance.
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I like to use fantasy spear shafts for mine. I found that the ork ones are a little bit big, but something smaller like tomb kings spears will work very well. Even if you dont play fantasy but you know someone who does, chances are they will have some spare spears lying around that they will never use.
All you have to do is take a knive and cut off thin pieces from the bottom of the spear, very similiarly to plastic rod.
I am currently converting an entire ork army. And I find the easiest most effective 'orky' method is random sqaure/triangle/geometrical shapes.
First I use my .4mm thick plasticard sheets, and i cut long very thin strips (usually about one or two lasts a long time), using a hobby knife.
Then I use siz-orz to cut them into various geometrical shapes that are all very tiny. Then I just use superglue (very small dabs, although, you could use excess, all looks equally orky) to glue them to the appropriate spot.
I find that the rod idea is more expensive (by a few cents) and all the bolts look more or less identical, some thicker than others. With my idea, they are all generally a bit different, but all throw out the same idea; that they are bolts/rivets.
Another idea to use, is my 'Orkitechture' idea. See, fluff wise, meks are very very impatient. They have more unfinished products in the garage then a mechanic that is backed up by up to 5 years. And not only that, their design process is less then normal. If something is taking to long, they usually abandon it. And even a scrap peice that they havent touched in a few years, can provide viable armour to that killa kan!
My theory of 'Orkitechture' is this:
-Do not draw out any designs
-Work from my imagination
-put on lots of bolts/rivets
-random sheets of metal here and there is tactical
-the bigger the better
-if it is taking to long, forget it, and start making the next one right away
-put as much orky looking stuff on it as humanly possible
-Eat legs of turkey and various other large chucks of mead (sp?!) while creating
-waagh after each thing i put on there that I feel is really shooty, or rockin, or slicin, etc.
-As I make the things, think of cool names for each thing, and appropriatly mispell it.
-When I create something truely kool, go outside and shoot my gun at something, preferably while yelling waagh and flailing about.
If you use those rules, you will produce TRUE ork constructions of mass destruction!
Hope this helps!
I have also been looking for something that would make good rivets. I have looked at the leather punching tool but the holes are just too big for what I want. The smallest I could find with handles is a 2mm hole. I found a loose punch that was a bit smaller but didn't want to mess with that.
Last night at Hobby Lobby I found a small hole punch in the scrapbook isle. I looks like it punches holes about 1/16" diameter. I have made a small pile of rivets out of plasticard and they are looking good so far.
I need to find something a bit bigger and a bit smaller. Does anyone have any ideas?
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For exceptionally small rivets, you can take the smallest plasticard pole, hold it well above an open flame until you can bend it back and forth, or rather it begins to slump. At this point you quickly stretch it out and then cool it by blowing on it. then snip and glu the parts. Great for making antenna too. *One thing though, stay well ventilated, them fumes is toxic!* good luck
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