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#1 OFFLINE   StratosWRC

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:48 AM

Trying to make a custom windscreen. Anyone know where I can find clear plastic for modelling?

Edited by StratosWRC, 17 March 2015 - 11:20 AM.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:38 AM

I've never make one, but I remember seeing some people use clear cd-rom case for windows.
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:00 AM

Nah I'd need one that curves, i.e. flexible. Kinda like the windows on the HWE F50.

Edited by StratosWRC, 17 March 2015 - 11:20 AM.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:28 PM

Hobby shops may sell clear Plastruct or Evergreen plastic sheets...

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 12:56 AM

Tamiya Pla-Plate!!! You can find easily on the web with different thickness
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Posted 18 March 2015 - 11:15 AM

View PostTopGun, on 18 March 2015 - 12:56 AM, said:

Tamiya Pla-Plate!!! You can find easily on the web with different thickness

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 01:29 PM

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:36 PM

I just bought this at my local Hobby Lobby.
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I measured the HWE Ferrari 355 before I left and was getting right at .02" thick, though the HWSE Ferrari Superamerica reads right at .01".

To clarify: I measured the side windows and you can get different sheet thicknesses:
.005", .007", and .03"

Edited by TALSCTSV, 20 March 2015 - 03:09 PM.

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 03:38 PM

I see, good to know. Thanks!!
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Posted 21 March 2015 - 08:12 AM

just curious, but do you have pics to share of what you intend to do?

i have this ignition model that has a bad rear window because it was poorly glued in and i cannot salvage it. i was hoping to save the model by hopefully making new glass...

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 08:18 AM

I don't have pics, but mine is the same story. Cracked window needs to be replaced. If I manage to get it done, which won't be soon anyway, I'll post some pics.
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Posted 03 September 2016 - 04:51 PM

Hey guys! I am wondering how do you heat this to make the curves of the window? Or it works fine by just applying with glue on the contents? Thanks.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:18 AM

I use Acetate clear thin sheets, available from most art / craft stores. Acetate is not affected by superglue or Tamiya X20 thinner so it is easy to clean off marks and residue. I use it on all my custom model windows.



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