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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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Anti-reflection lenses.
Sapper131
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: December 09, 2004
KitMaker: 110 posts
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 11:05 PM UTC
Morning all.

Looking for tips on the best material to simulate periscopes for Heng Longs Chally 2.
Any suggestions greatly accepted.

Thanks.
18Bravo
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 7,219 posts
AeroScale: 101 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 12:21 AM UTC
"Best" be will subjective, but I like to use mylar discs you can get at any party store or Michael's. Cheap and effective.
Frenchy
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Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
KitMaker: 12,718 posts
AeroScale: 12 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 12:25 AM UTC
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=100045#826259

H.P.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,600 posts
AeroScale: 121 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 02:46 AM UTC
Would you get the same effect by painting over regular silver/chrome mylar (the easiest to find) with Tamiya (or similar) clear color coats? The paints can be mixed for exact shades.
Sapper131
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: December 09, 2004
KitMaker: 110 posts
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 08:05 AM UTC
Thanks guys 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Leopard-2
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: November 10, 2009
KitMaker: 229 posts
AeroScale: 2 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 08:21 AM UTC
I received good results from making my own clear parts from blank DVDs. A little effortful because you have to split the DVD and the material is hard to cut in form but the result is pretty satisfying although the predominantly purple tone is not everybody's taste...

https://ibb.co/c1bP7HR