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Seeking Advice

Postby jimmac » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:03 pm

I have a 1:144 C-5 Galaxy on the bench which I have very recently masked. During masking, I noticed several doors in the fuselage which are supposed to have portholes. The portholes are scribed but I wish to create the real article. I recall reading a hint somewhere advising the use Plasti-card and clear cement. However, the author did not elaborate.

Questions:
a. Is Plasti-card a modelling product?
b. Am I correct in assuming (dangerous, I know) the Plasti-card is affixed to the inside and clear glue applied from the outside?
c. How is the clear glue applied?

Thanks for any advice.
Jim
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Re: Seeking Advice

Postby RayS » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:05 pm

Jim,

I have built the C-5 and used the clear parts cement for the main windscreen since my kit came without one.

The door windows are that small you don't need to worry about card behind them.

I use Testors Clear cement, the bottle comes with a fine applicator that allows small amounts to be squeezed out. It cleans up with water if you make a mess. The cement clings to the hole, for larger openings you just need to run the applicator around the rim to get it to fill the hole (I hope that makes sense).

Here is a picture of mine built some years ago, I am considering refurbishing it since Draw Decal now do a very comprehensive data sheet which comes with the seperate unit sheets.

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Re: Seeking Advice

Postby jimmac » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:44 pm

May thanks Ray. BTW, used to live in Farrer and ex-RAAF Sigsop.
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