Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:42 AM UTC
Artefakt Diorama Accessories is a new company, and their first product replicates realistic broken window glass in ruined buildings or vehicles.
The product comes ready to use and is made from an acrylic material, making it look just like broken glass, without the danger of cutting yourself

The contents of the jar are irregular, there are bigger and smaller shards of glass, just like when breaking real glass.
It can be glued using diluted white glue (which dries transparent), or you can use a product like Scenefix from Treemendus.

If the sparkle and shine is too much, dust it slightly with pigments or give some of the shards a dusty wash, after the glue has dried.

If you are attending SMC at Eindhoven this weekend, it will be available at the stand of Yenmodels.

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Now that’s an interesting idea & it looks good. If I don’t have the patience to cut up a sheet of clear acetate I’d seriously consider investing…but can’t find them on the interweb (other than mentioned right here) so as Eindhoven’s a bit of a stretch from Sydney to buy a bottle of it, how to order & what’s the price?
OCT 17, 2018 - 10:31 PM
This is a very interesting idea, but you can actually make shattered glass from microscope slide covers-- not the slides, they're waaaaay too thick, but the slide covers are wafer-thin squares of glass that can be broken up as small or large as needed. I used them in this diorama.
OCT 18, 2018 - 01:35 AM
Those are called slips. They are typically available in scientific equipment, or labware supply shops. They are paper-thin glass. Great care has to be used when breaking them - they become like tiny razor blades, and many bits cannot be seen or found until you stick yourself with a broken piece.
OCT 18, 2018 - 02:36 AM
Hi guys, thanks for your interest. You can buy via PM from my Facebook page Artefakt diorama accessories The jar costs 15 Euros, international tracked shipping is 6 Euros. This in NOT made from real glass, which is extremely dangerous to break and use, as Biggles2 pointed out. It is not made from acetate, which does not break nicely. The material is acrylic, and it is absolutely safe to use, no cuts, no blood, but it looks like sharp pieces of glass. Cheers, Alex
OCT 18, 2018 - 03:46 AM
Thanks Alex & well done for producing a handy product. “Acetate” is probably my poor description, I just mean the grade of clear plastic often used as transparent covers for reports etc. It would take me some time using super-sharp scissors to cut up an A4 sheet & the “shards” would likely all be triangular - your product has much better variation. I’ll be in the market soon because I’m going to need some for the shattered windows of 2 Prague trams (this forum, Operation Anthropoid) – could I suggest a second product containing larger shards each with 1 straight edge to glue into window frames – rather like in Bill’s photo but more convincing & less sharp!
OCT 18, 2018 - 10:37 PM
Hello Tim, thanks for the praise and your observations. The idea with the second product is very good. If this one takes off, I may just do that. However, there are shards of various sizes in the jar, and for example in my demo wall with the window I used pieces of glass that came from the jar, glued into the window from behind. If you want the glass to have a really straight edge, you can sand the shard with a file or some sandpaper. I´m just checking your project, VERY interesting to say the least and I´m amazed by all the research you did. I´ll make sure to include some bigger shards in your jar.
OCT 23, 2018 - 07:20 AM
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