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      Post #35069, posted on 12-01-2010 GMT-5 hours    
      Any thoughts on what to use for the Revell L1011 that I have in the gallery ?
      Tried to post the file here but to no avail

      If it has wings I can crash it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Post #35071, posted on 12-01-2010 GMT-5 hours    
      I use very tiny pieces of red transparent toothbrushes. Actually any red transparent plastic will work. many years ago at craft shops you could get stain glass christmas ornaments that you made yourself. came with red,yellow,green bits of plastic. I still have a bag of those little buggers. Just requires cutting in to smaller pieces..

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      Post #35074, posted on 12-01-2010 GMT-5 hours    
      I use those little things too. I got a little kit a couple years ago at Michael's. Now is a great time to find a Christmas one with all the little green and red pieces. And like Frank said, you just need to cut them to size. I have enough for a lifetime from just one little "kit".

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      Post #35076, posted on 12-01-2010 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes me too. And if you don't get colored clear plastic, let me give you another hint: You can also use clear plastic (e.g. from the cockpit window sprue), cut it into small pieces, sand it into shape and polish it back to gloss. Then use a layer of transparent paint (I use Revell semi transparent paint). It works fine, I've been using this method for years. Has another advantage, you can add a tiny amount of black to the transparent paint mix to obtain this "smoked glass dark look" like the real one. If you don't get any transparent paint you can also use clear coat mixed with the needed color. You have to experiment a bit for the right mix ratio till you are satisfied with the result.

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      Post #35079, posted on 12-01-2010 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for the help.

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      Post #35085, posted on 12-02-2010 GMT-5 hours    
      I use Microscale Kristal Klear.
      Apply a small drop with a toothpick. When dried apply another one and another one until it has the desired shape and cover it with a small drop transparent red or signal red looks better.

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      Post #35112, posted on 12-04-2010 GMT-5 hours    
      Many years ago I bought a couple of packs of beacon lights produced by a company called Premiere Plus out of the UK. The packs contained two different sizes of teardrop shaped beacons and a small dome shaped beacon. Each pack contained sprues of red, green, and clear beacons. I haven't seen these in a very long time, so I don't know if they are still made. I got them from Squadron.

      I've also used Krystal Kleer and stretched sprue.

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      Post #78999, posted on 09-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Ready to add some lights to my Arizona One model so I searched the forums. Here's a nudge to a 2010 thread. I see many beautiful lights on people's models. Sanding cut pieces of toothbrush, stretched sprue?? I just don't see how I can cut/sand something to shape that small to look nice.

      Any more recent input???


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      Post #79000, posted on 09-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I recently tried using Krystal Klear with a drop of added paint. That worked easily enough, and if you mess up, it's easy to fix and try again.

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      Post #79007, posted on 09-22-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I know someone who uses halves of poppy seeds. On 1:72 models, though, but the droplet shape actually works well!

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      Post #79008, posted on 09-22-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I am using these:

      CMK Czech Masters Kits
      Navigation Lights #7031
      https://www.scalemates.com/kits/cmk-7031-navigation-lights-and-gunsights--113399

      You can see them applied here on my models:





      Although they are for 1:72 their various sizes and forms fit 1:144 well.

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      Post #79009, posted on 09-22-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I mix some transparant red or green paint with transparant expoxy. You can cast them in any shape you like if you make a small template.

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      Post #79011, posted on 09-22-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi I use Windsorand Newton glass paint, its much thicker than Revell or Tamiya clear paints, I have been using the same small bottle for 30 years it can be thinned with meth's, or if its a round shape I use heat stretched clear red sprue, from model car kits, after stretching to the diameter required, cut to length and polished smooth with metal polish, I use PVA to attach to the fin or fuselage.

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      Post #79081, posted on 10-06-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      In the past I have gone to a hobby/craft store and purchased small, crystal rhinestones (1-3 mm). I then simply put them on a piece of tape to hold the shiny side up and take a permanent red marker and color it. Then I glue the flat bottom to the fuselage and VOILA!