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#1 Phatsamurai

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:49 PM

I just ordered my first chopped resin body, I am wondering how do you guys make windows, do you cut the stock ones down or make them form something?

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#2 B_rad88

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:54 PM

I just ordered my first chopped resin body, I am wondering how do you guys make windows, do you cut the stock ones down or make them form something?

Thanks
Mike



usally, i would have some clear plastic from a toy box or something, and cut it to shape and fit.

something like this:

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:17 PM

Depends on how many compound curves it has.

I mostly vacu-from my clear now days anyway.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:08 AM

Go buy a couple of new shirts. The clear plastic collar stays that come with them are perfect for model car windows. You could probably ask for some at the mens dept if you don't need any shirts...
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:29 AM

Thin clear plastic is everywhere in our lives. Product packaging is a good example. One idea is to buy a box with pre-printed cards (invitations, thank you's, etc) as they usually have a clear cover.

Otherwise, any good hobby shop sells sheet stock plastic... just ask at the counter. Happy hunting!

Edited by Spyder, 15 March 2010 - 03:30 AM.


#6 David G.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:49 AM

Mr. Obsessive did a window tutorial a while back that you may find usefull.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:58 AM

David, I think my original post went by way of the old byte bucket! :lol: The link you gave goes to some kind of search engine, so the original post may no longer be there.

Mike for the November '09 issue of MCM, I wrote an article on making your own windows using clear stencil sheet. You can order a back issue here...........it'll come in real handy for what you want. :)


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Posted 15 March 2010 - 04:07 AM

Hey I found something! Back when I was building my Cougar II, I touched on making windows.

If you click here it will take you to the original thread. Scroll down a bit---------or it could be on another page depending on your board settings.

Hope this helps! :)


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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:50 PM

Wow Bill, theres some awesome info throughout that buildup. Thanks for sharing your talent with us