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window tint
Posted by ardvark002 on Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:04 PM

Hi all, I'm starting on a 1/48 minicraft v-35 bonanaza. In all the good pics I've found the windows appear to have a very light blue tint. Is there any way to duplicate this, and maintain clarity?  Thanks,  Aardvark

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:06 PM

Tamiya Clear blue...

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:26 PM

Future mixed with a hint of the desired acrylic color.



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Posted by steve5 on Friday, March 31, 2017 12:12 AM

this guy is a very good modeller , and shows how to tint cockpit's green so I image it would work with blue , just ordinary pen ink

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Posted by ardvark002 on Friday, March 31, 2017 10:24 AM
Hi, Thanks for the advice. I had thought of tinting future,glad to know what kinda paint to use.Thanks again everyone. Aardvark
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Posted by ardvark002 on Saturday, April 01, 2017 10:44 PM
Black Sheep T, Hi. Is there any way to lighten the shade? Thanks ,Aardvark
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, April 02, 2017 10:54 AM

For smaller windows I have used highlighter marking pens, but it is hard to keep density uniform if the window is larger than the marker brush.  Also limited in available colors, but if the color you need is available, and the window is small, it is easy to use.  I use it a lot on auto tail-lights and turn signals.


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Posted by scottrc on Monday, April 03, 2017 8:23 AM


Future mixed with a hint of the desired acrylic color.



I never tried this, thanks for mentioning it!


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Posted by Silver on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 3:02 PM

Take liquid strong car wax or  car rubbing compound add acrylic clear green or blue .Then add a drop or two of acrylic green or blue..Mix it then rub it in.


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