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Rivet Making Tool

 

Hasegawa Trytool

 

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Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

Hasegawa Trytool TT-30 - Rivet Ruler

Scale: N/A
Price: 1800 yen available online from Hobbylink Japan
Contents and Media: 1 x steel rivet making tool
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Well executed rivet-making solution; high quality components; rounded teeth; easy to use
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Jamie Haggo


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FirstLook

 

Hasegawa has come to the modellers rescue with a new riveting wheel.

It is in the style of the pounce wheel, is all metal and the teeth are rounded, which avoids the screw driver slot effect. Being stainless steel the tool has a nice weight to it which makes control easy.

 



I tried the tool out on a 1/72 Fine Molds Bf 109 kit. The tool was very easy to use and as you can see from the photos a good effect can be achieved with nice evenly spaced round rivets with a slight raised lip around each one. If you do press too hard however there is a danger of elongating the hole into a slot so be gentle.

 

 

I have highlighted the wing with black paint to show up the holes. On my example there is the odd tooth which is shorter than their neighbors, this means there is the odd gap in the line but this easily touched up with the point of a compass.

 



In conclusion this is a very worthwhile addition to the modellerís arsenal. The teeth size and spacing aim it at the 1/72 and 1/48 modeller and while not perfect you do get a very nice effect in the smaller scales. The 1/72 Bf 109 took about half an hour to cover so itís quick as well as easy to use. Highly recommended.

I got mine from Hobby Link Japan for a very reasonable 1800 Yen, £8.25, $15.50USD (Approximate conversions).

Recommended.


Images and Text Copyright 2006 by Jamie Haggo
This Page Created on 08 August, 2006
Last updated 08 August, 2006

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