Customs: How do you get the "Cracked Glass" effect?

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  1. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    I've did some extensive searching already and I just can't find anything on achieving the cracked glass look on windshields.

    I have a dremel tool, do I draw the lines I want with a pencil and go over that whit a small drill bit.

    Or do I use smaller screw and lightly hit the plastic with a hammer. But the only problem I can think of doing it this way is the plastic will just snap in half since it won't crack like actual glass.

    Any tips will help thanks!!
     
  2. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    TheTransTorture can answer this question for you...he does a very good job on "cracked glass"
     
  3. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I would suggest finding a good hobby knife that you're comfortable with - an exacto or a pen knife - and just scribing the scratches into the window.

    I suggest practicing the technique, first - try finding a clear, dispensible party glass and etching "cracks" into that.
     
  4. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    What about spiderweb decals?

    That's what they always looked like to me.
     
  5. TheSpacebridge

    TheSpacebridge The Spacebridge TFW2005 Supporter

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    I did my Jazz window with a soldering iron, trying to get the effect of broken safety glass

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  6. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    Do you where to get "Spiderweb decals" I've never heard of them and until I get good enough with scribing them into clear plastic that will work.


    Also Chocolate Rain is the best song ever made(Love the avatar pic)!!
     
  7. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Put some glue or clear enamel on the area, then drag a pin through it before it dries. Works like a charm
     
  8. onesock

    onesock Banned

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    I hit mine with a screwdriver.

    It worked to some extent.
     
  9. JinSaotome

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    First take your X-acto knife and carve an x in the middle of the window, adding other lines outwards like a starburst. Then connect between the lines but do it sparatically so they don't line up like a real spider-web. Then line-in the scratch marks with a color of your choice, usually a lighter color than the window itself.

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  10. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    Link for product: Try some Freeze

    It freezes the plastic then you apply some pressure with your finger on it.
    It will crack like a car window aka some spider web effect.


    lol
     
  11. Optimus Layne

    Optimus Layne Autobot Commander

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    i used a hobby knife and a little pressure on my custom jazz similar to the directions of the master Jin saotome




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  12. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Can you show us the results ? - I'm not saying you're wrong but I have some doubts as to the effectiveness of this technique, thanks.

    ........:thumbs2: 
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    . . . and don't forget your photo references! :thumb 

    :) 
     
  14. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Who ? me ? Whoops !

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    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    M-mirage? :( 
     
  16. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Sorry, disclaimer....

    ......:lol 
     
  17. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Well, even though it's always cool to see your work again, I was referring to first researching car damage in junk yards, etc. via Google images, taking photos, etc. :wink: 
     
  18. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Now thats a cracked glass!!!! :thumb 
     
  19. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    ok ill call back the hounds.
     
  20. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    Aww Bloody Ell !!!

    Thanks everyone I have got the X-acto knife technique down to a pat.


    BUT!! Becareful I cut my digit pretty good and trust me unless it's a decepticon fleeing a hit and run, human blood looks a no good on a Transformer.

    I will be posting pics soon... well after Xmas I might be getting a New camera!!!
     

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