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Writing text on plastic model windows.. What works?

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As in a handwritten sign, i.e. just married, for sale, etc.

Looking to get the effect of white handwritten words on the windows, without the hassle of having to use white paint and a fine brush, with the associated risks of poor flowing paint and slips of the hand destroying the model...

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Hmm, never thought of that.

Was thinking more along the line of a fine permanent marker or gel pen. But one that writes white and works on shiny clear styrene. Dunno if such a thing exists.

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Yes, gel pens or fine-line paint marker pens...both craft store items. This was just a first experiment with a white gel-pen on black plastic.

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At Michaels Craft, they sell a brand of Opaque markers, they are called the recollections series. They have many different tip sizes as well. They also work great for the white tire lettering.

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There are also "micro-brush" artist's pens out there, very much like the artist's micro-fine tipped drawing pens, but with a very tiny, very sharply pointed bristle tip. They can be found at art supply stores.

Art

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If you're really against hand-painting them, a gel-pen is the best option.

And, FWIW, if writing on model car "glass" is difficult due to shapes, sizes, curvature, simply get some clear decal film (Testors markets it, as do a couple of other sources) and write what you want on that, let dry, and you have a decal.

Art

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Roger, those windows look real nice!

I like what Bill Ace shows too, looks like chalk.

Michael

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