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 Posted: Sat Jun 30th, 2018 11:51 am
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I'm working on a doodlebug,
that will have electronics taking up most of the interior. 

I want to use something for the windows,
that looks like glass from the outside, but won't show what's inside.
 
Plastruct has mirrored styrene in silver and smoke grey that sounds like it would work,
but at $20 per 12" square I didn't want to invest in it without asking here first.
 
Does anyone here have a good suggestion for a material that would work well for this?

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How about a very light waft of Testors Dullcote,

on the inside surface of clear window (packaging?) material or microscope slide cover slips?





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Doug

That's a good idea,
sounds like it would give me what I'm looking for.
 
I think the mirror backing of the Plastruct stuff,
would look too much like.......a mirror.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Yeah,

I used Dullcoat over clear plastic for windows,
on a hack model I knew I wouldn't get an interior done for it for a very long time
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Worked great:







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Slateworks, Lee B

Thanks for the suggestion of Dullcoat sprayed on clear plastic. 

I picked up a pack of clear plastic for running through a printer. 
It's "paper thin" and comes as just clear or with a peel off sticky back. 
I bought the sticky back by accident but sprayed the clear coat on the sticky back side.

When it dried it sealed out the sticky and the translucent effect is what I was looking for. 
I used super glue to attach the glass.

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Vellum (Michael's or AC Moore) may work.

It is available in clear (frosted), gold, or maybe other colors.





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On my model all the windows have multiple frames, 
most of them have 20 per.  

I'm getting ready to add the glazing to the painted frames, 
and was wondering about the best way to go about it.  

Should I just glue the edges?  
Should I clean off the paint first?  
Use plastic solvent or super glue?  

These are all Grandt Line or the equivalent from Tichy, 
so they're styrene frames (I assume) with some sort of plastic glazing.  

In the recent past, 
I've done some single frame windows with home made glazing. 
 
Haven't done any windows with mullions in many years.  
What would you recommend?

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I merged the last post onto your existing glass and window topic


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 Posted: Mon Dec 9th, 2019 04:40 pm
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I can see why this post has been moved but it breaks the continuity of the Roundhouse thread in so doing.

Readers who follow just the Roundhouse thread could miss the outcome now.

Copying it across, leaving the original where it was, would have been better.




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The post wasnt merged from the roundhouse thread and never would be

It was merged from being the 1st post in another new window thread


Things are only moved or merged if it is of benefit in some way or other


Merging new 1 post threads into almost identical topics is one such benefit

It helps Freerails members find more relevant subject matter in 1 place


As both threads were by the same poster it was an obvious slam dunk


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