Windscreen Gaskets

Recently I was building an Opel Blitz from Italiery. Building the cabin I needed to add the windows. After I glued them into place I looked at the model and I couldnít help the feeling that it missed something. The kit doesnít have a very good fit and thatís clearly seen by the joint between the windows and the cabin. Then I knew what I was missing, the rubber band (gasket, bushing or seal) with which windows are held in place.

So I took some black sewing wire (thread) and regular plastic glue (slow drying). I placed a drop of glue in every corner of the window. Then I took a piece of the wire (make sure that the length is not to short) and placed one end in a corner.
Then I placed the wire around the window until you reach the first corner. Cut the wire at the right length. After that I carefully dropped glue around the rest of the window, (this can be done during the placing process during construction) and I pressed the wire between the joint with a cocktail stick. And there you have it; a rubber band around your window.

Here are a few more views of the Opel.

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About Wouter Groenen (APbullet)


Thanks for sharing that Wouter and Scott !! I'm glad to see that it finally has been published....it was way too long in my inbox.... Mea Culpa guys. Thanks for taking care of it Scott.
JAN 28, 2004 - 12:49 AM
ola Wouter great article. It`s funny as I am working on the blitz too and I had exactly the same thing in mind to fix that. Scott great work on posting the Article
JAN 28, 2004 - 01:04 AM
Always happy to post content - Content makes the world go 'round #:-) Faust - glad this was a timely feature!
JAN 28, 2004 - 01:30 AM
another good one as Making flags...thanks Wouter for the article and Scott for showing the way
JAN 28, 2004 - 01:50 AM