I'd like a Thames lighter in 4mm, and some way of making 'bespoke' window frames on A4 acetate sheet please.
Whilst I can not offer any hope of a Thames Lighter, I can offer the following on making your own window frames in any colour, size or design provided you have some slight ability to use a drawing programme on your 'pooter.
You'll need some self adhesive A4 paper sheets and some acrylic sheet.
First draw your window design, on the screen to whatever colour you want. I'd advise using a pale grey lines if you are making white window frames because black lines will show up badly if you mis-cut the framework.
Then print out, stick to the acrylic sheet and lightly cut out around the outlines so as to cut through the printed paper but not the acrylic.
You need not cut out individual 'panes' of glass, simply cut straight through each intersection. A new, sharp blade must be used, obviously so that the paper is not torn or raised up. When all the intersecting cuts have been made, pick off the paper covering the glass panes using tweezers.
Curved cuts can be made using a compass cutter.
There is a picture of some windows I have made in just this way here
It also gets round that old card modelling conundrum of 'How do I print white window frames....'
P.S. Ultimately, even if you do not have a drawing programme on your 'pooter, there is no reason why you could not draw such an outline with a pencil and ruler....
Edited by Chubber, 16 February 2012 - 14:10 .