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Should be very simple to make

November 13 2017 at 2:57 PM
David Nickels  (Login djnick66)
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Response to Carpet monster strikes again request: 1/35 Tamiya M1A1 part needed

An easy way would be to just make an open backed mold from the remaining kit part using something like Alumalite Mold Putty, and cast one in resin.

But, you could make one from plastic sheet pretty easily. I would cut the oval shaped housing out of somewhat thick plastic and sand it to shape. The small slit like light on the right can be replicated with some black decal or paint. For the large left lens, take another piece of thin plastic, and drill a hole in it to replicate the recessed light. Trim the thin plastic around the hole to represent the rim of the light, and glue it to your light housing. Then sand the outer edge to match the housing.

With some paint and a bit of clear gloss the flat lens recessed inside the housing will look okay.

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