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Rio Rondo Enterprises Product Information Center

The following text files cover a few topics of interest and note to help you get more out of our products. They are provided online for your convenience to print out the frame and save.

Download BR1-BR10 Information Brochures in PDF Format
Info Brochures PDF
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Online Data Sheets
How-To Brochures Tutorials
BR11 – Saddle Kit Modified PatternsPDF
Alternate pattern pieces to use with your Rio Rondo Western Saddle Kit to use with our Etched Metal Saddle Plates/Trad. Scale
Using Heel-Bar or "Tongue" Buckles
How to set up a heel-bar buckle
More Buckle Tongue Tips
Adding Custom or Haired Manes & Tails
Six how-to tutorials in PDF format, covering attaching cast tails, custom sculpting manes, adding mohair, etc.
Make Roller Buckles
Tutorial by Jana Skybova
BR01 – Silver Rope Edge LacingPDF
Create realistic "rope-rolled" silver-laced edging on your miniature western tack items
Make Tiny Holes in Leather Lace for Buckle Tongues
A (nearly) fool-proof way to make nice, fine holes. Adult supervision recommended.
BR02 – Polishing Pewter CastingsPDF
Information on tools, supplies and methods of finishing & polishing our pewter castings
Buckle Strap Keepers
How to set up our Buckle Keepers.
BR03 – Paso StirrupsPDF
Prep and finish our Peruvian Paso stirrups
Buckle Strap Tips - Method 1
Method 2
BR05 – Beads & Cast ConchosPDF
Info and tips on using beads, ferrules & cast pewter conchos to create beautiful miniature bridles and other items
BR08 – Prepping ResinsPDF
Prepare resin models for painting, including information on tools and supplies required.
Bit Clips

How to form and attach our Bit Clips
BR09 – Etched Parts BasicsPDF
How to prep and glue decorated etched plates to tack items.
3-Piece Bit Assembly Tutorial
How to assemble western bits like the "Riley" bit
BR10 – Etched Parts Advanced OptionsPDF
Advanced decorating techniques for etched plates including Antiquing, Colorizing, Doming, Stacking, Sealing and Adding Crystals.
Assemble a Buxton Bit
How to put together our Buxton Driving Bit.