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The Game Crafter16 Sep 2023 11:11 a.m. PST

Just acquired some 1/144th trucks for WW II. Can anybody recommend a good color for the wind shields and side windows?

JimDuncanUK16 Sep 2023 12:41 p.m. PST
The Game Crafter16 Sep 2023 2:21 p.m. PST


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Sep 2023 4:37 p.m. PST

Really comes down to a matter of taste. What looks good to you may not look good to me…

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2023 5:27 p.m. PST

I always paint it a Very dark Green – almost black, then gloss varnish them.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2023 6:40 p.m. PST

Black works on 6mm, but I've never done moderns in 10mm.

Martin Rapier17 Sep 2023 1:02 a.m. PST

Smaller scale stuff I usually do black. 15mm and up, mid blue with reflected light highlights.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2023 5:09 a.m. PST

I just black-wash the window areas that I've left in the base-grey primer coat -

Those are 1/144th scale halftracks above, but the same, simple application can work with 1/285-1/300th scale vehicles too.

Your painting decision may depend on how many windshields and windows you imagine needing to paint for your collection, and if you're going to be doing buildings too (then doing all window treatments with a consistent look might influence your choice).

A simple wash technique (could also use dark blue for example, and/or with a final clear-gloss coat) becomes very useful if doing hundreds of micro-scale minis, for example.

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