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Transparent Colored Clear Sheet for Gasser Windows

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#1 Skip

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:37 PM

Where can I find transparent colored sheet to use for Gasser Windows? Like Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue... Red and Green sheets on eBay what about other coolers and hopefully at better prices?

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:45 PM

The bigger Hobby Towns carry these sheets with their Plustruc/Evergreen assortments. Have heard guys using folder covers from Staples.  Haven't used the last but sounds like an option.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:53 PM

Even some of the better-stocked drug and grocery stores in my area have vividly colored transparent report covers in the school-supplies or stationery sections.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:55 PM

I bought a package of tinted transparent folders from the school and office supply row at a local 'mart. There was 3 or 4 in different colors, enough to last years for a couple of bucks.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:05 PM

Yep! You can trim it to ANY shape an a spot of epoxy resin will hold it in place!



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:38 PM

if you have a theater or movie lighting supply store you can get "gels" that they use to color their lights for stage work.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:53 PM

Lighting Gels on eBay auction 271241483024 Anyone know how thick these are? Would be great if they are the thickness of the colored sheets that Revell used to put in their kits. Check the available colors, this is more along the lines of the stuff I'm looking for.

if you have a theater or movie lighting supply store you can get "gels" that they use to color their lights for stage work.

Take it that you have used the Lighting Gels on a model before, what is their thickness?

For ease of workability 0.010 ( 1/4" = 0.250 so 0.250 / 25 = 0.010 ) or 0.015 ( 0.015 X 25 = 0.375 or 3/8" thick ) both are stock sizes for plexiglass and would be ideal. Measured the clear sheet in a K. S. Pittman Willys kit and it is 0.006 thick. ( 0.006 X 25 = 0.150 or 5/32" thick ) might be a little thin for a race car. Oops, sorry the Engineer in me pops out every now and then!

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:51 AM

K&S offers several colors of transparent plastic sheets.  Any well-stocked hobby shop should have them.

 

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:30 PM

doesn't O'rileys sell transparent paint?



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:43 PM

I got clear red sheet for a '50 Chevy gasser from an old VCR.

 

I've tried tinting kit "glass" with clear paints and candys but by the time I get enough costs on to give the required colour depth the opacity is down by too much.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:27 PM

Some of the larger hobby shops carry colored acetate sheets usually under the "Midwest" name and I think I saw some at my local Hobby Lobby as well.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:18 PM

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Another vote for report covers.  I did this one years ago.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:04 PM

In addition to the above listed suggestions, if you have clear sheet on hand, you can also use Tamiya colored clears, like their blue, red etc etc, and just airbrush on light from the backside. Also,k at Hobby Lobby in their diorama/train/art supply aisle (two aisle over from the models) they have individual sheets of a few colors as well.