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downfall1 06-28-2012 04:03 PM

1:18 Scale glass
I have recently started with my first full scale dio story. It takes place several years into the future, Major bludd and Destro after over a decade of planning have found a way to disable the american communication grid allowing them to pull off a large scale invasion of the eastern U.S.A. I would go more into detail but i don't wan't to give away too much, I wan't to make the scenery and dioramas as realistic as possible. I have already pretty much finished my script which I have aimed for a more gritty real story where cobra isn't just some goofy club for kids and war is, war. About 60% of the dio will take place in occupied new York city where the Joes with help from the rangers and the army are trying to push cobra back into the atlantic. I have already found ways of making tarred roads, brick, stone and wood but I am having trouble with one thing. Glass. The only way I have come up with that will work is if I use woodland scenics realistic water and pour it in a mold that I can then put and attach to anything or anywhere I want. If anyone as an easier or CHEAPER way of making realistic scale glass please reply back, also if anyone is interested in learning more about the story I would be happy to answer your questions. Thank you.

sithviper 06-28-2012 05:15 PM

Some one posted this idea a couple of years ago and thought it was a great idea. He cut out the front part of the bubbles from action figure packaging.

Dreadnok Dread 06-28-2012 07:53 PM

I always use old school cd covers! the clear ones, cut them out to your size specs and wallah! hope that helps! its thick enough that it won't warp like the figure bubbles.

Renegade 06-29-2012 10:49 AM

Those are all great ideas. I remember the plastic wrap from the cards of the figures trick, I just never got around to using it myself.

troopsofdoom 06-29-2012 03:33 PM

Those clear plastic covers used for school projects/reports (don't know the proper name) might be good. Cheap, thin, easy to cut.

downfall1 07-04-2012 06:53 PM

Thanks guys, I will keep you guys ideas in mind. Right now I am still working on designs and schematics so hopefully construction can begin soon.

fled74 07-05-2012 07:15 PM

The clear plastic from toy packaging works great.

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