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Cacique Caribe04 Jan 2013 12:45 p.m. PST

Some of these round "nailhead" things are as small as 1.5mm in diameter:


Here are some round ones that are 2mm:



These are the deeper "domed" ones:


"Domed" ones 2mm in diameter:





ArmiesArmy Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 1:12 p.m. PST

Certainly be nice and smooth for a robot head plate

Cacique Caribe04 Jan 2013 3:19 p.m. PST

I wonder if the come just as small, but oval in shape instead of round.


dragon604 Jan 2013 6:15 p.m. PST

How do you find all these things Dan?

Cacique Caribe04 Jan 2013 6:17 p.m. PST

LOL. Well, I was on ebay looking for actual nailheads for leather furniture and all this other stuff popped up in the results.

Having suffered acute miniature-itis for decades, all I could think of was how could these tiny ones be used for minis.


dragon604 Jan 2013 8:30 p.m. PST

I'm going to Hobby Lobby/Michaels tomorrow and see if I can find these things.

I don't know what I'll do with them… but I'm sure something will occur to me

deviantsaint Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 7:28 a.m. PST

I use something like those as domes on tanks and such.

ArmiesArmy Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 8:05 a.m. PST

Top half of a hover droid?

Legion 405 Jan 2013 8:27 a.m. PST

Could work !

miniMo Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 9:04 a.m. PST

Nice for shield bosses on larger figures too!

Greylegion05 Jan 2013 9:12 a.m. PST

Yes. You can get these things from Hobby Lobby. I bought some a little larger for helmets for 28mm minis. Haven't tried them out yet though. Glad I'm not alone in looking for/at stuff like this!

Pauls Bods05 Jan 2013 11:56 a.m. PST

Two ideas;
Food bowls for dioramas
Domes for the sides of daleks

Cacique Caribe05 Jan 2013 1:20 p.m. PST

Hmm …

How about adding some 2 or 3 wire legs to them?




Cacique Caribe05 Jan 2013 3:04 p.m. PST

Wow. These tiny "teardrop" nailheads would make cool shields (and other things, I'm sure) for small scale figures:



Or as embellishment for alien terrain, etc.


deflatermouse06 Jan 2013 2:06 a.m. PST

any clear ones for Mars Attacks/Buzz Lightyear?

Dropzonetoe Fezian06 Jan 2013 9:38 a.m. PST

In the same vein I used a BB as basis for my 15mm WIP sculpt helmet.


Cacique Caribe06 Jan 2013 6:28 p.m. PST

Ooo, cool!


Cacique Caribe27 Jan 2013 4:38 p.m. PST

ArmiesArmy: "Top half of a hover droid?"

I like that idea a lot. Perhaps two of them with thin styrene bits sandwiched in between?


BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian27 Jan 2013 10:16 p.m. PST

Wow. These tiny "teardrop" nailheads would make cool shields (and other things, I'm sure) for small scale figures:

Teardrop canopy for a space fighter… just sayin'…evil grin

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Patrice Inactive Member14 Feb 2013 2:14 p.m. PST

Oooh that's an idea… if I could find the same, just a bit larger…

I was looking for something for a VERY different context (in 28 mm) : early 20th century Pulp in North Africa!

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