I need help with window framing. HMS Victory 1:90 scale

Y.T.

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Hi, I am working on upper deck windowed walls the ones around steering wheel. I scratch build them as I was not happy with what Mamoli provided in the kit. I made windows of Polyethylene sheet. Polyethylene is quite different from PVC. Now I have a problem as to how to show a window framing on these windows. One of the ways I tried is simply draw a crossed lines with the black Sharpie permanent marker. See below. I however look for a bit more realism. I tried to make framing from carton, had it painted brown and tried gluing it to Polyethylene plastic with a white PVA glue. No chance. This glue does not stick to it. Goes right off! I was thinking of CA (cyanoacrylate) glue in a gel form - the one as a "Krazy" glue. This thing did not work for me as it is way to sticky and cures instantly. I am afraid ruining weeks of work on my walls. I need help. Does anyone know some better ways to do this work?



 

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G'day Joe
Don't use CA glue on Polyethylene, as PA fumes can make the clear sheets milky over time.
What I did many years ago on my 1:64 scale quarter windows on my HMS ENDEAVOUR was to scratch a score line on the Polyethylene and put paint on the inside. The height of the window was about 10mm high so each panel was about 5mm high. It look ok at a distance at that scale, but I wouldn't do it on anything bigger.
Hope that gives you some ideas.
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epicdoom, Peglegreg, thanks a lot to both of you for great advice! I went for a wood framing on front walls. It looks good. See below. On side windows under deck I will use your advice Peglegreg. I will score deep line on polyethylene and paint it in with acrylic paint same color as wood panels.

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I am afraid ruining weeks of work on my walls.
G'day Joe
This statement of yours, tell me that you're are the person who will not accept 2nd place from your workmanship. I agree with you completely, as I'm 'tarred with the same brush'.
By the way 'tarred with the same brush' is an Ozzie phrase which means something like: you and me are the same.
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