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Windshield, side and rear window combination

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  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Rocky Mountains, USA
Windshield, side and rear window combination
Posted by micrometer on Sunday, April 5, 2020 11:06 PM

Go easy on me since this is my first post. I usually build WW2 aircraft and decided to try my hand on a Revell 1970 Challenger T/A. The windshield, side and rear window is molded as one piece. Do you usually cut these into individual pieces to match closer to the real deal or keep them together as one piece?




  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, April 6, 2020 1:37 PM
Welcome! I generally go by what I want and how it fits. If the fit looks good and I'm happy with how the windows look, I'll leave it as-is. If things don't fit together so nicely, or I want to do something different like tint the glass, I may cut apart the panels and fit them individually.
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    December 2019
  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Monday, April 6, 2020 2:38 PM


 Usually on the model cars I build, If I can I use .010 clear styrene from Evergreen. That way the windows are scale thin and optically clear!

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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:35 AM

For quick, simple builds I will leave them one piece if they look good. Otherwise I cut them apart. For more involved builds, I've been playing with installing the glass flush. 

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  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Rocky Mountains, USA
Posted by micrometer on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:22 PM

Many thanks for your replies! I'll see if the original fits well and go from there.

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:57 PM

Welcome to the forum micrometer and hopefully we can help you with all or most of your questions so don't be afraid to ask.

High octane

  • Member since
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  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:50 AM

Hey Mike, depending on your level of enthusiasim, you have a few choices with this kit that generally aren't available, since most kits do NOT come with side glass.  The Challenger real car could be bought as a hardtop or "cheapo coupe" with non roll down rear side glass.  So you could cut the front driver/passenger windows out and represent that version.  As well you could cut the front windows out and "roll them down" to appear more interesting as well.  As mentioned the thin sheet clear is more in scale, so go for what ever you feel meets your modeling skills!  Show some pics along the way and for sure, when you are done, we all would like to see the results!

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