Its a very simple tutorial and uses up lots of off cuts of plasticard, so its usefull if you have some scraps lying around. I cant throw any plasticard out, much to my families dismay!
So first here is the list of tools and materials i used.
I started by ruling out the shape I needed for the hatch on the offcut of plasticard.
Next I simply cut a groove into the back of the hatch for the rod to fit.
Firts up, I grab another scrap of Plasticard with a straight edge. This doesnt need to be a big pice, just enough to cut a very thin strip, about 1mm thick from.
Its just a matter of gluing the curved bit into place in the corner of the hatch.
You will need to cut two section of the 1m diameter rod. one to the length of about 3 or 4mm. The other only about 0.5mm (like a rivet)
The four final rivets are simply added to the four corners of the hatch.
Then we strip a good portion of the plastic coating off the wire.
I hope this has been useful, I find this process quite fulfilling as it is usually done after all the major bodywork has been done to a model, and this detail just makes the vehicles come alive. If anyone has any other ideas, I would love to hear them too!