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false windows
« on: February 28, 2007, 09:24:27 PM »

a way to make false windows is
just use a peace of aluminum folio
fold it a bit
fold it back straight
put it behind a piece or clear styrene
than put the frame a round it and ready to and place it on the model


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Re: false windows
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2007, 09:34:36 PM »

Interesting idea! Usually I just paint over the back of the transparent styrene with darkish blue paint. Also works quite well. Actually, on models I think that "false" windows/portholes often work better than actual glazing.
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Re: false windows
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 02:48:25 PM »

found it out when i was trying to make a test window

tryed painting to but this way looked the best

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Re: false windows
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007, 02:58:20 PM »

Interesting idea! Usually I just paint over the back of the transparent styrene with darkish blue paint. Also works quite well. Actually, on models I think that "false" windows/portholes often work better than actual glazing.
Why not just leave one side of the clear sheet protective covering in place?
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Re: false windows
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007, 03:10:27 PM »

Interesting idea! Usually I just paint over the back of the transparent styrene with darkish blue paint. Also works quite well. Actually, on models I think that "false" windows/portholes often work better than actual glazing.
Why not just leave one side of the clear sheet protective covering in place?

i don't use glass or styrene
 i use sheets for the overhead projector

i could not find the words for it in Engels because its my 2e languish

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Re: false windows
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007, 09:01:15 PM »

Edwin, we are all guilty of forgetting this from time to time,

"words for it in Engels because its my 2e languish",

 I Wish I could communicate in another language as well as you can

[even make up a proper sentance would help]

We used to call this celluloid, but this is probably banned by now. Art shops supply this.
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Re: false windows
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2007, 09:09:53 PM »

I knew it as acetate

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Re: false windows
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2007, 11:34:50 AM »

Try microscope slides - but make sure they're accessible in case of breakage !
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Re: false windows
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2007, 11:37:23 AM »

I am doing up a cruiser which has styrene windows. I wish to paint these on the inside and I notice that Colin suggests dark blue.
Unfortunately the superstructure is dark blue so dark blue windows might look a bit odd.
Has anyone used a different colour that would look alright.
Am asking because I am colour blind and I've only got one chance of getting it right.

Richard ;)
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Re: false windows
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2007, 01:51:20 PM »

That's a bit of a poser! Maybe dark grey would work as it might suggest tinted glass....
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Re: false windows
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2007, 02:59:46 PM »

  Hi DD,  might I suggest that you buy an artists tube of paynes grey acrylic paint.   This is a very dark grey, when it is dry then paint it with a GLOSS varnish, this will make the colour recede and give it a glass glazed look.   Hope this helps.....bigH
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Re: false windows
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2007, 03:25:25 PM »

Cheers all.
How about I spray the inside with a grey primer.

Richard ;)
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Re: false windows
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2007, 03:59:56 PM »

Just tried that on a bit of scrap Richard - no good, it's much too light a shade. Big H has the right idea, it needs to be a very dark grey. Even if you are colour blind you should be able to judge the effect for yourself using shades of grey.  ;)
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