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#1 Tired of kit bashing

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 01:38 PM

What is the best way ot make colored glass/windows or where can I go buy this plastic ? Thank's for any help/info.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 01:45 PM

Colored kit glass can be done with Tamiya's acrylic clears. Steel wool the surface to be sprayed and use an airbrush to lay on several thin layers until a nice tint is achieved.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 02:24 PM

you can also go to walmart or officemax etc.. for report covers or something related to coverings for papers for school. they come in clear red/green blue etc.

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 01:52 AM

You can also dye the kit glass with RIT fabric dye. The advantage is that you're actually tinting the plastic itself, instead of spraying color on the surface...so you'll never get any dust specks or other imperfections in your tinted glass.

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:25 AM

Thank's for all the help ! This modeling forum is great.

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 02:00 PM

another thing ive tried with some luck is to mix food color with future floor wax and then paint it on the inside of the glass or just dip the glass in it and let the excess drain onto a paper towel. works good when you mix tamiya clears with future too, to thin the colored clear. and if it doesnt look good, straight ammonia will remove it without a trace.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 07:52 AM

I'm not fond of spraying acrylics so I decanted some Testors candy blue and candy green and mixed them (don't remember the ratio right now but it's written on the jar) and thinned them even further than they are in the cans. I keep it on hand for window tint. A light coat looks like factory tint or build up more coats for a custom look. Just spray it on the inside surface and mask off the outside to prevent overspray.
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:46 AM

She's all done and thank's to everyone for their input/info on making colored glass.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 02:07 PM

which technique did you use?

looks like it turned out great!

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 10:49 AM

Tamiya clear blue ,but will try the other tips on another day.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 07:16 PM

One trick I've heard (never tried) is to add food coloring to Future and airbrush it on. Hope this helps a bit.