Post by DavidJohnson on Nov 17, 2013 4:50:12 GMT 1
Time for an update on this thread that I started 8 years ago. The windows have stood the test of time and are intact even after years of display on a model railroad. For curved windows I almost always use clear adhesive tape ( 3M Scotch 600 ) sealed with Modelmaster Acryl clear. For flat glass I use stryene adhered around the edges with Micro Krystal Kiear.
A few times I have created tinted glass by tinting the Acryl clear. Seal the adhesive with clear and allow it to dry. Then paint a second coat with the tinted clear
I have always used Liquitape from Microscale for temporarily holding things together during the build process. But I found it is an excellent way to hold clear acrylic or styrene windows in place. You simply coat the window opening and let it dry. Then place your "glass" in place and it adheres nicely without fear of getting a wet glue on your clear glass. So far I have models done a year or so ago that still have glass intact.
Last Edit: Nov 23, 2013 15:01:40 GMT 1 by cfesmire