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Zvezda 1/144 747-8
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, November 22, 2020 7:31 PM

Question for you fine folks. The windows on this kit are clear plastic.  Does anyone make a paint mask for airline windows? How do you address airline windows when it comes to masking and painting?

Chad

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, November 22, 2020 7:39 PM

Fill them and use the window decals

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, November 22, 2020 7:54 PM

The problem is some of the decals in the kit are dependent on windows for proper placement. I guess my concern would be the window decals not lining up perfectly with the kit decals.  

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:40 PM

Crisis averted.  I think I found a mask set from a small company outside the US. I'll give it a try. 

Chad

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:39 PM

Masking will be compicated because of the cheat line stripe.

Keavdog is right. Fill them, smooth them out and use the decals. Easiest way to do that is to glue a strip of styrene behind the windows and putty them flush. Any time I have tried to glue in the pastic ones they are never smooth and flush, and there will be little gaps around them.

 

Bill

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:45 PM

Bill, I'm not familiar with a cheat line stripe. Dumb question here but is that something molded on to the fuselage to help window decal alignment?  

Chad

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:09 PM

I use the door decals to line up the windows.  Check Draw Decals for doors and windos if you don't have a good set.  They are magnificent decals but are on continuous film so trim close - and they are super silky thin.  I always fill and use decals - I prefer airline kits that don't have the windows actually.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:19 PM

BTW I have that kit so let me know when you start and I'll build mine at the same time.

She is HUGE!!!!

Same scale 737

 

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:24 PM

It absolutely dwarves that 737!

Chad

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, November 23, 2020 7:23 AM

On most 1:144 airliners I find the windows small enough to use the window material from Testors or Microscale I just paint and decal, and put in the windows with that goop and a fine toothpick.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, November 23, 2020 7:41 AM

Usually the color band with the windows has the clear decal film that covers the window so you dont have to place the clear parts in place usually and if the decal is for recommended kit helps in window registration.

I got this sheet for my revell 747-400 by V1 decals its a solid sheet , but the clear film covers the windows.

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 23, 2020 9:20 AM

Thank you everyone for the great suggestions and help!

Chad

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, November 23, 2020 8:34 PM

crown r n7

Usually the color band with the windows has the clear decal film that covers the window so you dont have to place the clear parts in place usually and if the decal is for recommended kit helps in window registration.

I got this sheet for my revell 747-400 by V1 decals its a solid sheet , but the clear film covers the windows.

 

I want to do this scheme also. And the earlier 757

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:22 AM

757 kits are not around much these days. I hope Zvezda makes one.

 

 

 Nick.

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