'How to' video on the use of Glue N Glaze to glaze model windows

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  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Happily making models Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    On one of my threads York Paul asked for a run down of how to use Glue N Glaze.

    Although I did a text walk through I thought it worth recording a short video to show the process a bit more clearly.

     
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    That was very interesting. I have been meaning to get some for ages.
     
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    Dose this work with plastic models? Very steady hands, you could take up surgery :giggle:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Thank you for posting the video Rob, this is not a product I've used but have some bottles in stock which I shall start using now I understand the technique. How robust does the transparent film become once cured? I think this is the perfect answer to glazing the multiples of windows on the Leek station buildings which I shall start work back on very soon.

    Thanks York Paul
     
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    Rob Pulham Happily making models Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Hi Paul,

    I had similar questions on a couple of other forums so I did some further test to see what can be done.

    I managed to glaze a Kirk coach window but it took a bit of doing because of the recess for glazing in the back which made it quite difficult to get in to stretch the glue across the opening. Having done it, in my opinion it wouldn't stand up to much in the way for handling.

    On a station building though, where handling will be minimal I should think it would be fine.
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    The photos below are of a side of a BY 120 brake that I cut on the silhouette which was much easier to do but I rushed it a bit so the finish isn't as good as can be achieved if you take a bit more care.

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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Looks so simple ......

    Another item to be added to the list for purchase.

    Need to start saving pennies as the Aberdeen Model railway show is in two weeks.

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    So will see if I can get some while I am there.

    Paul
     
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    They were designed to have a thin sheet such as acetate (I have for a number of years used the off cuts of laminating pouches and trimmed to suit) hence the two halves and fit it in the middle.
    But I like your thinking….. but, I’m wondering how feasible glue and glaze will be with having the recess? Worth a try on the “wrong uns”??
    Andy
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    I'd try doing 1 window first let it set then do the other to avoid the liquid merging to form a full glaze behind the frame.

    Paul
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Came to this late but if I may, I glazed two windows on one of my buildings door (top lights) using PVA which for all intents and purposes is the same as glue and glaze. It's pretty strong but will break like shattered glass for a realistic effect if required. I tried it :thumbup:.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    Rob Pulham Happily making models Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Hi Pete,
    So far Glue N Glaze only stretches as pulls away thanks for the tip re PVA, I wish to have a shattered window on one of the grounded vans so I will try some PVA instead of a carved sheet of clear plastic which was my original intention.
     
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