OK, so while assembling this model an idea came to my mind, I wanted to experiment a little on wrecks and destroyed vehicles, but I did not want to waste a model, not even if its a cheap one. So I decided to try and create one myself, simple, with not much details which will be half burried in rubble, showing some of its upper structure, where I will try the metal and rusting techniques I'm practicing.
These are a few photos of the copied halftrack I'm trying to scratch build, I'm new in this field but wanted to give it a try, if it goes wrong, it won't matter much since it will still be a wreck.
starting to assemble
this is teh progress so far, I will add some more of its body, like floor and front grill, then the doors and hatches and to avoid making the wheels and tracks, I will burry that part under the rubble.
At this point I'm trying to find out how to add the bolts and rivets, I looked for a couple of tutorials, and mostly were to cur some stretched spru into tiny pieces, but I noticed that these won't be the same size since they are hand cut, this will also apply to round rods, unless there is an inexpensive scale cutter which I donno about. I also saw the punch and die set, but the prices were mostly over 50 euros which I found a bit expensive for a couple of holes and some punches (which i doubt they will be hardened. The other thing I found out were the rivet transfers, but again, I don't think they will look authentic since they will be flat and also the price is pretty high for a small sheet.
Any more ideas or suggestions?