While visiting another forum member I got the idea to create bezels around the displays. Not in a 3D fashion but straight out of a printer. A search on the web left me with a fairly good picture of a bezel. After printing this image in the correct size on 200 grams paper it can all start. Besides a cutting surface and a scalpel you will also need a round object (about 10mm accross) for cutting rounded corners , a metal ruler, a pen, a conté pencil (charcoal) and a marker.
After deciding which part will be cut on the inside (the edges are not straight) you can mark the corners with “the round object”. Keep one of the edges of this object on the line you want to cut and mark the oposite side halfway the tube.
After cutting all four sides and loosening all the cut lines, it is time for the corners. I first put the scalpel in the cut and then place the tube against the scalpel in such a way that the other side of the tube is alligned with the other cut. After that you can cut the corner by cutting along the edge of the tube.
On these places where the paper has been cut you can see the white edges of the paper. These will have to be blackened. I use a conté pencil (charcoal) for this purpose. If you don’t have such a pencil you can also use a soft graphite pencil (6B or equivalent). First blacken the inside and after that the outside.
In the previous picture you can still see these white edges, in this picture the edges are no longer visible. Since charcoal has a great blackening and also is powdery, it might be possible that you will have to retouch the bezels after putting them in place.
After that you will have to put double sided tape on the back. Don’t use the foam version because that is way too thick. First stick a piece of tape accross the upper and lower edges and after that (and between those) the strips on both sides, that will make it easier to attach the bezel later on.
First only remove the backing paper from the top strip. This gives you the opportunity to correctly place the bezel in place and then press the top edge to fasten it. You can see this situation in this picture. For display purposes only I put a roll of painters tape behind the bottom part.
I started with putting the ND, PFD and clock displays on one monitor. This was only possible by keeping the space between the displays fairly small. Hence there was not enough room for the full sized bezels. I decided to keep the edges of the bezels a little smaller so they would fit.