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  Glazing Etched Instrument Panels.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 10:56 AM UTC
It''s often the simplest techniques which are most effective and Mal (Holdfast) has found a really excellent way to create realistic-looking glass in etched-metal instrument panels.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 11:26 AM UTC
Thanks Mal
That is an excellent tip and technic. The finished result really looks great and can't wait to try it for myself on my next kit
I use Future by just putting drops of it inside the dials which as you state gets wicked away. You do see a little bit of a shine afterwards but it doesn't come close to the effect of your technic here.
Well done and thanks again,
Wayne

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Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 02:18 PM UTC
Whoa, that's too nice!!

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted: Thursday, January 06, 2005 - 08:46 AM UTC
I was really impressed with the result, it does look even better in real life, like real glass. Best thing about it is that there is, practically, no effort required. Taking a decent picture to show it off was the hardest part.
Mal
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Posted: Friday, January 07, 2005 - 07:55 AM UTC
Hey Great feature!
i have been playing about with various methods of doing this ! but this i will try thanks Mal
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Posted: Monday, January 24, 2005 - 03:08 PM UTC
Thanks HoldFast !
Yet another use for the mighty Future/Klear

I've also heard that some CAs dry with a clear shape and can form that bubble type shape as well.
(and 2 part epoxies on a toothpick)

I'm sure tho that it can destroy soem photo mediums
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Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 04:27 AM UTC
Thanks for the great article. I'm about to delve in PE parts and having this technique will be quite handy.

With my plastic instrument panels, I've been putting drops in like Wad_ware described. You just need several applications to make them stand out.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 07:49 AM UTC
Yep I bet there are loads of ways to do this, using Klear though is just so easy. I'm still marvelling at just how realistic my Mosquito panel looks
Mal
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Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 12:33 PM UTC
wow is that hard to do???
Ron

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Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 07:15 AM UTC
Ron it is the easiest thing in the world to do, simply dip a flat brush into Klear (Future) and brush it along the back of the panel and let it dry. :-)
Mal