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    January, 2017
How to
Posted by The serpent on Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:47 AM

Hi. I'm building my first model its the revell Star Trek original 1:600 I have painted it and glued the windows in and fitted leds in all the parts now I have come to glue the parts together and put putty in the gaps but once I have sanded the putty how will I spray it ? Do I have to cover all the windows and spray the hole thing again ? 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, January 30, 2017 9:15 AM

Depends on a lot of things.  Do windows go in from inside or outside. If they go in from outside you can wait till after filling and painting.  If the windows insert from inside, you need to mask- exept if windows are small enough- say 1/8 inch or so in max dimension you can leave them out until after painting, and then use a liquid window material to make them.  The stuff is like a thinned white glue.  Micro Scale and Testors are two brands of the stuff.  While white when applied, it dries clear.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 30, 2017 9:26 AM

Afraid you are going to have to paint it all again, thats why most people paint after assembly. As for the windos, Don says,it depends. But if you use the glue method over paint, you will lose the light effect of the LED's.

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Posted by The serpent on Monday, January 30, 2017 10:44 AM

So because I have already glued the windows in i have no other choice other than mask all the tiny windows. That's going to take some time 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 30, 2017 12:53 PM

Indeed, unless there is some way you can remove them. Though i am curious about painting a model with lights in. If you remove the windows, won't the paint then get on the lights.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

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