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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Sheffield U.K
Airlines Windows
Posted by oldboy on Friday, January 29, 2021 4:21 AM

I am about to build an Airbus 320 the kit comes with a strip of clear Windows to be attached inside the fuselage but i have read people filling the Windows and then applying decals why ? surely Windows are meant to be clear 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, January 29, 2021 1:25 PM

Yes some decal windows don't register with the holes on the kit.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 29, 2021 1:37 PM

It all depends on the kit. For larger scale aircraft such as smaller aircraft at 1/48 etc., the cabin windows are larger and easier to mask. For larger aircraft at smaller scales, say at 1/72 or 1/144; doing a good job on the cabin windows gets harder.

Take the clear pieces. If you paint the fuselage halves first and then go and install the windows, and put the halves together; you then need to deal with the seams, repaint etc,.

If you install the windows, join the halves and then paint; you need to mask the windows which is a near impossibility.

I've tried various work-arounds like painting a large part of the side with the window stripe color, then installing the windows and then joining the halves; then masking the entire stripe and painting the body.

There are a lot of advantages to using decals. Often the window pattern and sizes are more accurate than the plastic parts.

I personally don't much bother with cabin interiors if they aren't visible, so I don't care if the windows are clear.

 

Just my 2 bits.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, January 29, 2021 3:59 PM

For 1:144 I frequently leave the windows out, and after painting and decals use the pv window material.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, January 29, 2021 6:27 PM

If you want some really nice decals for windows (including cockpit):

https://www.authentic-airliner-decals.de/DECALS/en/1/144

 

regards,

Jack

 

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