- Published on Friday, 13 January 2012 00:01 Nick Mayhew
1/35 Spherical Rivets 0.6mm by MasterClub
Catalogue # MC435003
£3.99 from MasterClub UK
MasterClub of Russia make high quality resin accessories in 1/35 scale, in a range that includes individual link tank tracks and resin wheels and resin figures. I have already reviewed a set of their T-34 tracks for Scale Plastic and Rail, which were excellent. MasterClub also make a wide variety of miniature bolts and rivets, one of which is shown below.
0.6mm Spherical Rivets
Cast in light grey resin, this set provides 180 dome-headed rivets. The diameter of the head is listed as 0.6mm, whilst the size of the hole you need for installation is listed at 0.4mm. To be honest I do not have laser calibrated measuring equipment to measure anything this small, but I did use a 0.4mm drill bit in my pin vice and the rivet fit in nice and snug.
As you can see, these things are very small indeed! As far as my weakening eyes and powers of presentation with photoshop would permit, they all look very cleanly cast and cut, with no distortion in shape.
The uses for these are many, whether it be for your own scratchbuilding projects, to adding a rivet or two missed in a kit by the manufacturer.
This is just one of about 100 different modelling accessories from this line, and includes numerous different types and sizes of rivets, hex bolts, nuts and washer combinations to name but a few. Pretty much any scale modelling requirement could be catered for from these, and I understand that this range is already very popular with master pattern makers.
The full range of these accessories is available from MasterClub UK here
So What Do We Think?
Whether you are a master pattern maker or just a modeller looking to add a bit of detail, or somewhere in between, these accessories will invaluable.
With thanks to MasterClub UK for the review sample.
The full line of MasterClub products is available here.