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Viewing Ports on Starships




Submitted By:

Kurt Ploszczyniec


While rebuilding an AMT/ERTL Ent A, I drilled holes thru to allow for internal lighting. Only problem is, is that the larger viewports mainly on the secondary hull are large enough to allow one to see inside, which effects realism. So, I lined the ports with cellophane tape on the inside of the hull and then just dabbed on blobs of PVC craft glue. It goes on white, but dries clear. When it dried it worked really well. It dispersed the light effevctively. Only thing is, make sure you put heaps on to the view port, because as it dries, it will depress it self, leaving an indent on the hull. You want it to be flush with the outer hull. Just practice on some scrap with holes first. It is very easy to work with, and dries quickly. You can also jusy punch it out afterwards,since it is flexible.

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