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#1 Posted : 18 January 2020 09:07:21

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Has anyone tried using thin glass in the cockpit/gun turret instead of the clear plastic that DeAgostini ships to us.

If you have please post some pics
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#2 Posted : 18 January 2020 09:29:24

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Get onto some modelling sites or even other De Agostini Falcon Facebook pages. I'm sure someone has done something. I would have suggested something like as thin clear sheet styrene.
#3 Posted : 18 January 2020 22:09:38

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I guess a couple of thoughts with this one.

In the years this craft is supposed to have existed would they have used glass?

I can see what you are getting at though in trying to find something thin enough and clear enough so you can into these areas without any distortion.

Glass would have to be very thin and the only product that comes to mind would be what they used to call "slide cover slips". Thin as thin glass squares that you covered specimens on a microscope slide.

Would you be able to cut it to size? Well that would be a test and a half.

Your other and safest option would be something like a thin clear acetate sheet to cut the window shapes from.

If you search on that you can find sheets of this as thin as 0.1mm upwards.

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#4 Posted : 18 January 2020 22:25:21

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I used a laminated pouch. Put it through the heat slot so it sealed and then cut a paper template and transferred to the pouch and cut to size. A small spot of glue on the underside of cockpit frame and then applied the laminated shape. Looked good to me, nice and clear and thin. Andy.
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