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1/18 Maisto Citroen 2CV

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It has real fabric seats:

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I got it really cheap and thought since I've nothing to lose, why not use it as a guinea pig to see how this terrible fixing the headlight lenses with a stalk in the centre can be addressed.

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So I took the headlights out.

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Cut off the stalks.

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I procured a bag of yellow glass beads.

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I only needed two of them.

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And two clothes pins.

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The lenses were sanded a bit where the stalk used to be, then treated with Tamiya Clear.

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I then glued the beads onto the pins with Tamiya Clear.

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Then I glued those into the reflectors.

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Then the lenses were glued onto the reflectors. Tamiya Clear was used for all gluing, because it dries completely - well - clear.
And now look how they look like French headlights:

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Thanks guys.

Using the same general principle, I have converted a lot of headlights of my models of French cars. I can only say the effect is very realistic, the photos don't even show this that well. I did the first ones approx ten years ago and the Tamiya Clear I used doesn't show even a hint of yellowing yet.

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