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 Posted: Wed Nov 25th, 2015 12:31 pm
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Tim H
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Hi,

I need some lettering for my warehouse:



A stuck-on strip of cardboard isn't going to look right, it needs something painted directly onto the side, just above the upper windows, a bit like this picture below.



Even worse, I want Gothic script.

Any neat methods?

Tim



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 Posted: Wed Nov 25th, 2015 12:36 pm
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A custom decal on thin decal paper. plenty of Solvaset after until it "sinks" into the surface. Weather after. Enjoy. Jose.



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Thank you



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 Posted: Wed Nov 25th, 2015 04:37 pm
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i did my painting with a jig

i make them with a paper cutter (cameo)

these are o scale, painting is done with an airbrush

 

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Here's what I've done for lettering:
1. Type out exactly what you want, in the correct size, on your computer and print it out
2. If you have decal paper that's letter size, most good copiers can copy onto that. Copy the printing onto that copy paper
3. Then, hit it with a coat of dullcoat or glosscoat
Put the decal in place like you would with any other decal
I've had good results with this method, for vehicles and rolling stock when I'm doing simple black lettering...



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Cor--

Nice looking lettering--how about a picture and some explanation of the Cameo paper cutter?

Herb



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 Posted: Thu Nov 26th, 2015 07:48 pm
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Herb Kephart wrote:
Cor--

Nice looking lettering--how about a picture and some explanation of the Cameo paper cutter?

Herb

I will give it a try in a separate post
but it have to wait a few weeks, I am to work for 2 weeks

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