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RB Productions Rivet-R
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 03:34 AM UTC

Here's a look at Radu Brinzan's versatile Rivet-R system.

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Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 10:07 PM UTC
I've got both these sets. Its a simple but excellent little piece of kit, fits in an exacto type handle and does just what it says it does. the smaller wheeled set (not shown) is especially good for wingroots etc.

Its simple getting the fastening tension just so is a matter of taste, it you like to feel the wheel run free of nip it a little to put something of a brake on it to stop it running away.

Theres a little slogger *slack* in the wheel on the bolt/stud when you assemble it making you wonder at its ability but once you set it up and get her rolling its excellent.

I would reccomend it thoroughly. I used to put the nail marks on my Albatro DVa so Its not limited to the later types of aircraft and once you have it you'll find a lot more uses for the little devil.

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Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 10:53 PM UTC
Hi Rowan
I think instead of buying a new kit, I will invest in the Rivet-R system. I really get fed up loosing detail on some of the less than perfect fit kits. Looks like a easier way of helping to bring some of the detail back. It also makes it easier to use some of the older kits with the raised rivets. Sand down the raised rivets and re-install using the Rivet-R. Thanks for the review Rowan.