Post by radoslawkamil on Jan 8, 2017 14:03:50 GMT -9
I make open canopy for one of Croatale IV. It is not nice build i think but it was my very first scratch build. I use seat from other Genet models and some parts i find. I have qestion how to make better interior? Maybe use some from airplane models but scale is diffrent so it has to be resize. Another qestion is how to make canopy clear? Try use some foil but make it worse haha. I read about some vacume forming but it way comlicated and I dont have any resourses for it. Anyone make interiors for Croatale? It really not much space there.
Post by radoslawkamil on Jan 8, 2017 14:44:19 GMT -9
Thanks uptrainfan89 I try that haha and look how it end. But i think i need other transparency material or other glue. One that not make material destroy :/ What easy to find transparency material i can use? I use polyurethane adhesive glue so it not good for plastic.
Post by uptrainfan89 on Jan 8, 2017 14:52:31 GMT -9
Hmmm I guess I always used Superglue on my models but that's just cause I'm impatient and like the models to dry fast and it adds some strength but for transparency, I haven't messed with it in a while, but I think I used just plain old Elmer's white glue (cause i was worried about superglue fogging the transparency) and let it get a bit tacky before applying with a toothpick.
Post by radoslawkamil on Jan 8, 2017 15:09:07 GMT -9
Superglue is strange. I dont like how it work with paper.It can be use for strenght some parts and is good for diffrent material like wood and metal. Dont think about white glue, last time i use it as a small kid I will try it next time i think of transparency windows. And i need some way of making better photos. Hope they good for now.
Post by Vermin King on Jan 8, 2017 15:40:15 GMT -9
Your photos are fine. When I do transparent things, I like to use the peel off plastic from tubs of dairy products. Using craft or wood glue, it seems to bond fairly well. I've seen in a different forum people using the cellophane wrappers for cigarette packs, but I don't have experience with it
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Post by Papercraft Warrior on Jan 8, 2017 23:27:53 GMT -9
It is a good scratchbuild. You could take a look at the "M722 LEV" from the Genet archive, the transport has nice interior, you can use some parts from there.
For the transparent issues, try the transparent plastic from the blister packs. Like from USB packs, hygiene products, most of small items, really. The back plate should be straight, and if it is a toothbrush or a razor you might have nice curves in frontal surface.
You can edge the seams with silver permanent marker to hide the cuts and glue.
Post by radoslawkamil on Jan 9, 2017 10:16:46 GMT -9
I understand what blister pack is haha. Thanks for advice. I will try diferent materials. I use precision knife for short time. Before i use only scissors. So i learning and find that good sharp knife is much better than scissors:)
I like your models and mod. If a could make a suggestion, the open canopy look a bit strange, it seems like to recess into the engine vane. If you can make it look like there's a hinge, IMHO it will look better.
Post by radoslawkamil on Jan 10, 2017 3:21:01 GMT -9
Yes i think I make canopy open this way because of it shape. If i will make it open diffrent i will need to use some supports or pneumatic actuator. Like in first photo of aleks post. But it will look much better open from front side. Strenge but definitely in sci-fi spirit Next time when i make open canopy i will first think how it will look because it was my first time i just do how I think will be most simple:)
Suggestions for transparent canopy: - cd cases - the plastic "case" around the small stuffs sold in big stores (like the big transparent case of a MicroSD card, that one thing hard to rip which you waste immediatly after). - dunno if this is a thing where you live, but here we have access to free colored transparent little spoons when you buy ice creams I've seen good stuffs made with these spoons, in the past.
Post by radoslawkamil on Jan 10, 2017 10:26:23 GMT -9
Definitely dont use Superglue I try my favorite glue and it work with no make platic dirty. Is poliuretane glue use for many materials. Dont know how it name in other country but in Poland it is shoemaker glue. To use it i need to put very thin layer of glue on bouth parts, wait a second and connect them together. It give few second for some corrections but after that it very strong glue. I love it because it is very fast and clean.
Post by radoslawkamil on Jan 11, 2017 7:41:13 GMT -9
This X-wing is crazy comlicated Maybe in few years I will try make something like this lol. But thanks, it have very nice interior parts that can be use anyway. About glue for plastics or transparent materials I read in some plastic models forum that is special glue for canopys. It call just Canopy Glue
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