anyway, as I am into oval racing I thought I would build my escort as a Classic Hot Rod, like this, which almost has the same side graphics, and most of the same sponsor decals.
as it wont be using the "glass", I thought I would use the models windscreen glass but cut it down and use the top part to make a visor as in the pic above, it would be painted with the body, it would also fit properly with the right contour.
My question is, as per my topic title is; How can I cut the glass, without breaking it? I have a dremel, will that do it with a cutting wheel?
I'd be inclined to run a strip of tape across as a guide and score through with a scalpel. I'd have thought that the dremmel cutting disk would start to melt the edges.
Waterslide decal paper is available, you could recreate and print the sponsors details - this would work well as the base colour of white because the colours work best on the solid white rather than clear transfer paper you wouldn't see the edges around the cut out .
Be careful when cutting the glass bits as the plastic is normally much more brittle than the rest of the kit.
tell me about it! luckily the part I was cutting was taped up and I got it sorted
here is a link to the pics of my build, updated often at the moment, descriptions with each pic, I AM NO EXPERT, its on facebook but its a public album so anyone can view it regardless of whether you are registered or not
question about the transfer paper, I have bought some, theres no problem with me scaling down potential graphics as I can print them on normal paper first to help get them the right size, my question is what do I coat the transfer with when printed? I am using ink jet printer. will nail varnish be ok? thinned? tell me more. ta
in the end I didnt use any home made water slide transfers
build pics throughout are in the link i have posted above somewhere
this was my first kit by Italeri and I think it was pap compared to Revell and Tamiya kits that I have done in the past, the parts didnt fit together very well, the front track width is too narrow, and the front wheels are too far forwards in the arches and I wasnt able to adjust that with my limited skills.