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 Posted: Wed Oct 12th, 2016 05:07 am
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Like that tunnel mouth in the background!

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"Like that tunnel mouth in the background!"

I might try a paper version of the tunnel and the steam tramway body.



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Jacques B wrote:
Here is my first complete Silhouette Portrait project.
TT scale, metric gauge shed.


Nice work Jacques!

Thanks for posting the 'how-to' information with it also.

Did you print directly from Inkscape or did you import it into Studio?
I am guessing that you did import it.
If so, could you share the file here?




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Thank you Ken for the kind words.
The procedure is as follows:

1) I draw and print a rectangular section of brick wall using the Model Builder software.
Of course you can download and print some free brick textures.
2) Start the Silhouette Studio software.
3) Insert the printed brick texture sheet in the scanner.
4) Import the brick texture in the Silhouette Studio software using the File-scan menu.
We now have a .studio3 file containing the brick texture layer.

5) We now have to create a 2nd layer with the cutting lines.
We have several options:
5a) Use the silhouette studio software.
5b) Import a .dxf file drawn with Autocad $$$ using File-Merge menu.
5c) If we upgrade to Silhouette Studio Designer edition, import a .svg file using the File-Merge menu ( my case )

6) Add the registration marks with the Silhouette-Registration Marks menu.

7) Print the .studio3 file containing the brick texture layer, cutting layer and registration marks.

Insert the printed sheet in the cutter and ... cut.


I'll be glad to share my .svg files,
but there might be some copyright infringement if I share the Model Builder texture files.
Is there any attorney on this forum ?


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If I build a 2nd version of the engine shed there is room for improvment:

Use pastel chalk to hide the seams where the paper ends at the corners of model.
Calibrate the scanner so the bricks are red and not ... pink.
Weathering.


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In order to test the option of importing .pdf files in the Silhouette Studio Designer version (I am not a Silhouette shareholder )
I downloaded  a free building from Scale Scenes

http://scalescenes.com/product/r024-weighbridge-or-coal-office/

Import that .pdf file in Silhouette Portrait:
File-Merge

In the new opened window, select the resolution ( dpi ), select "Import as Vector", UNcheck  Group, click on the " Import " button,
and by miracle all the cutting and scoring lines are there.

I changed the cutting lines color to red.







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I purchased a CB09 blade holder and 5 blades on Ebay from the joycelijane seller.
The items were promptly shipped.
So far I tested the 45 degrees blade and it works as described.


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Just for kicks, having two hours' spare time for designing, cutting, and glueing, I put a roof on that lean-to:

Attachment: Hausfront1.jpg (Downloaded 57 times)

Last edited on Fri Oct 14th, 2016 12:17 am by Helmut



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