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    chocko2312 New Member

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    Hi guys,
    sorry I am new here.
    I am looking to make some of my own decals for my balsa wood warbirds. I have the decal kit (paper,sealer etc) but I don't know how to get the scaled graphics for the particular planes I want to mark up. Any help out there?
    Chocko.
     
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    One of the easiest ways is with a 'drawing' softare package on your PC. For example, Adobe, Corel, Serif etc.
    You can either produce what you want, or scan, say a 1/48th scale existing decal sheet, then re-scale it and print it off. Depending which system you use would govern the way to re-scale, but, for example, if you know the size of the original, it can, theoretically, be re-scaled to any size.
    If you have a 1/48th scale letter or character that measures, on the decal sheet, one inch, then the original 'full size' would obviously measure 48 inches. So, in say 1/8th scale, that should measure 6 inches. Therefore, take the original design measurement (1 inch) and re-size, using the software's system, to the required size (6 inches).
    You should find, even in a basic package, or in the PC's own font's, that you should be able to design and draw most types of letters, numbers and shapes, even with surrounds, inline/outline, colours etc., without too much trouble.
    It should work OK in the scales you are probably talking about, in the smaller scales of plastic modelling, it is sometimes a little too 'soft' around the edges, due to the printing process.
    Hope this helps,
    Terry.
     
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    Thank Aiframes. I'll have play around on normal paper first.
     
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