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Started by lorisarvendu, May 13, 2011, 10:57 am

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lorisarvendu

May 13, 2011, 10:57 am Last Edit: May 13, 2011, 05:41 pm by lorisarvendu
I'm in the process of making a card model of a 2010 TARDIS for my nephew, and I've discovered a good resource for "pebbled" glass.

Supermarket milk cartons (plastic not card, naturally) are predominantly smooth grey translucent plastic, and I actually use the plastic for windows, as it glues well and can be painted on the back.

However I've just found out that some 2 pint versions have a small section of the carton in a textured pebbling effect.  It's the bit just behind the handle. You can't find it on any 4 pint ones, but on some 2 pinters.  Mainly from TESCO or CO-OP.

If you're doing a small model and you don't need much (my windows are 10mm by 20mm, one or two bottles is perfect.

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the_doctor


atomicgraph

Excelent and very resourceful!

galacticprobe

May 13, 2011, 11:23 pm #3 Last Edit: May 13, 2011, 11:23 pm by galacticprobe
Now that's what I call recycling! ;D

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

handofomega

Quote from: lorisarvendu on May 13, 2011, 10:57 am
I'm in the process of making a card model of a 2010 TARDIS for my nephew, and I've discovered a good resource for "pebbled" glass.

Supermarket milk cartons (plastic not card, naturally) are predominantly smooth grey translucent plastic, and I actually use the plastic for windows, as it glues well and can be painted on the back.



Matt Smith TARDIS 03.JPG

Matt Smith TARDIS 04.JPG


I am SO going to try this on a new model!!!   Thanks for the idea!!! ;D

lorisarvendu

Mrs Lorisarvendu has just come home with a 4-pint bottle of full fat milk from the Co-op, and it's textured. I thought it was only on the 2 pinters.

So there you have it.

Co-operative own-brand 4/2 pint Fat Milk
Blue Label


May even be on the skimmed & semi-skimmed varieties too.

The Co-op - for all your TARDIS-building needs!