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I stumbled upon a technique for making more realistic rivets that may be old news for some, but thought I'd share. For years I used the tried and true method of punching out small discs with my trusty old Waldron Sub-Miniature Punch and Die set and cementing them in place. I then read about modellers using Beading tools to punch out domed rivets instead. Always willing to try out a new technique, I went out and bought a beading tool set and tried it out. I must have been doing something wrong as it was punching out disks much like the Punch and die set. Not to be deterred I tried out this technique and found the results very satisfying, albeit time consuming:
I start out by punching out the disks with the Waldron set and cementing them in place allowing to dry overnight. Once the disks are secure, I take a slightly larger diameter beading tool and press down firmly over the disk and I can get nicely rounded rivets, which I find to be more realistic looking that just the discs alone.