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  1. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    i dunno if this's the right place to post this but here goes, i've tried to make it sound more aviationiny, see if you can spot how...........

    So, in 2005 the lanc issued a specification for an information bookled containing one A4 page on all major combat aircraft of the second world war, the page containing a picture, hopefully a 3-view some stats and some info, just as a guide for the infamous lanc more than anything, well, as the only one to put forward an aplication, i'm declaring myself the winner, and this's my prototype page, any feedback would be great it's not intended to be hugely definitive i just wanna know what you think of the layout, the stats included, will the idea work? anything i've missed??
     

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    I like it. Don't think you missed anything out, though the writing at the bottom maybe could be a bit longer? It is good though no doubt about that.
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    well the stats took up more that i anticipated and i wanted to keep it less than a page, thanks though...........
     
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    Decrease the font size a bit maybe, as you have used a large font, 12pt is normally fine.
     
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    i'll see what others think.........
     
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    If you decrease the font you talk more about the Dambuster raid and the other major raids like Berlin
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    that's fair enough........
     
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    Lanc narrow the font size and reduce. also the raids seem to be a bit out of chronological order eh ? 14 March 45 and then back to March of 43.
     
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    Well done, Lanc! Yes, you could use a smaller font at the bottom for more text, but what you have provided is a great overall view. Nice job.
     
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    It's good. However, I do think you should decrease font size to include more combat history (as has been mentioned), put the operations in chronological order (mentioned) and replaced the users with pure country users. So, "Great Britain, Canada, Australia, France ... " etc. as opposed to "RAF, RCAF ..." etc.
     
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    Good points, guys.
     
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    thanks for the feedback guys i'm working on it now, i've also almost completed the second prototype, the Airspeed Horsa page......
     
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    right, this's the second and final prototype, same idea again suggest any improvements you'd like to see, and also if you could help me out with their first operational use, the book i was using said that the raid to Sicily mantioned in the document was their first SIGNIFICANT use, which possibly means they were used operationally before then? thanks..........
     

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    The lines need justification.
     
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    No they don't. Looks good lanc.
     
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    Yes they do.
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    it's a fair enough point, i've decided after looking at it that the stats look better left aligned, but i've justified the information........
     
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    Looking good, Lanc!
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    thanks for the feedback guys, i'm hoping CC will help me out with the italian and Russian planes, well any of you can help if you want!it'll take ages otherwise.............
     
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    Hi, bit of a long shot I know, given the age of your post but I am trying to get the three view images of the Horsa like you have in this document.

    I have tried copying the image in the doc but it doesn't allow me to paste it anywhere except another word doc.

    Is it possible that you have these images stored in a jpg file or similar?

    Many thanks

    K J Evans. :?:
     
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