Window Shades

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Drew1125, Apr 3, 2001.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Just thought I'd pass along this little tip.
    I read about this somewhere several years ago, but I'm just now getting around to trying it.
    I've used several things for modeling window shades before: construction paper, bits of styrene, & those little paper "curtains" that come with some kits.
    Last night, I decided to try something different - used coffee filters.
    Get the used filter out of the machine, wash it off, & hang it up to dry. Cut them to the size you need, use a dab of white glue to stick them to the back of the window glazing, & voila! - old, dirty shades!
    Just thought I'd pass that along.
    Have a great day, everybody! [​IMG]
  2. jimnrose

    jimnrose Member

    Thanks for the tip. I was asking/looking for ideas and the coffee filter approach is great. Thanks, Jim
  3. Shay2

    Shay2 Member

    I've noticed on a few model photo's of caboose and crane cars where they have a rolled up shade that looks like a cloth, drop awning. They are complete with ties to hold them up.
    I think I'd like to give this a go.
    Ever try anything like this? I can't tell from photo's if it's cloth or paper..but it sure looks good.


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  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I'm sure you could use the coffee filter to model a cloth awning, as long as it doesn't get a lot of handling. They are a bit fragile.

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