I would like to use the 8x8 grates on the side of the building (studs out) as window pieces so there is nothing behind them. I'm wondering if there is a better way to have a more stable connection. I'm kinda stumped if I can pull this look off. Of note and not easily seen in the picture: There are four panels used in this section.
This is what I came up with:
- Studless overall look.
- Studless (Gray) window paneling and thickening.
- (Black) window pane connecting pieces Part #6541 Technic Brick 1x1.
- (Flame Yellow) window frame connecting pieces Part #87087 Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Stud on 1 Side.
- Bird's eye view.
LEGO Digital Draw build file: HERE.
This was not as easy as I thought. I think I solved the "flush" problem in the following way:
For the upper part, you need the brackets upside-down. To do this, put together the hinge plates upside-down as shown and attach the brackets. Then add a 1x8 plate in front. Now you can attach the 8x8 plate, and it will sit firmly and - most importantly - flush with the front wall.
I hope, this works for you. The most difficult part was to figure out that the upper brackets need to be upside-down.
I just noticed that you need this on all 4 sides of the tower. In this case, you can use only one bracket/hinge combination on each upper side (e.g. only on the right of each 8x8 grate).