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Orionvp17
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Posted - 03/15/2017 :  5:13:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I apparently was frozen out of yesterday's announcement, so I've ordered up a large batch of buttered popcorn, which should arrive in a few minutes if the chefs are on time, and I've staked out a comfy chair. Once I have a bowl full, the rest is up for grabs.

Good to see you back with another cool project!

Pete
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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/15/2017 :  11:43:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
,I can't believe I took typing, drafting and printing in school. And using a computer the past 30 years, just realized there is no cents key'... we are all way to busy, scary. Bob, Uneedia a biscuit',
my Grand Mother used to give me those with butter on them for lunch'.
That was 55 years ago'...even more scary'.....Bob, my best wishes to your wife for comfort and peace of mind for you'..
Thanks for the memories'...



Ted in South Western, Connecticut

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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  08:29:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all your comments, guys, much appreciated.

Bill, you are right, I also enhanced the photo somewhat and there is at least one painted over
sign. Because I model the 1941 era my first thought was to make the sign nice white
lettering on an plain black background as if it were newly painted, in fact, I made a set of
decals that way. I decided that the old faded ghost sign was better so I sized the photo to
scale and printed it on self-stick vinyl and applied it to foam board. That will be my end
wall on the model.

I am going to keep the front wall of the law office but I will have a plain brick back wall
instead of the whole conglomeration of large balconies and mess. I will therefor go back to
what the original roof must have been and this one will not be built into a hillside.



What little you can see above the adjoining building looks like stucco over the bricks and I will go with that.



Bob



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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  08:41:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Right you are on the cents sign, Dave. Some time ago (years???) I printed out the entire list of

alt code symbols and I keep a short list on a note stuck on my printer.

Bob


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Guff
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  09:02:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob or Dave,
I get nothing when I hold the alt key and type out 155. What the heck am I doing wrong?
Using windows 10.
Dave



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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  09:29:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, You have to use the numeric keyboard on the right, not the numbers along the top of the keyboard.

Bob


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  11:30:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, this is going to be a fun build to watch'
that is a very cool building'...I may steal that sign when you finish it'...



Ted in South Western, Connecticut

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Guff
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  1:52:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob,
Sometimes an old dog can learn a new trick!
Dave

P.S. I'm glad you're going with the ghosted sign.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  2:59:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave.

Here it is Ted.


I did get a few more little people painted.




Bob



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  4:51:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I think that wall is going to look really good printed out on the self adhesive vinyl.

This might be too late since you work so quickly, but I fiddled with the sign photo little with GIMP. Here's a lower resolution version of what I did and if it is useful, I'll email you both full sized versions.

Version 1: filled in the missing letter parts on the upper right corner and removed the thin vertical white lines running through the photo


Version 2: same as #1, but also squeezed the "FURNITURE & UNDERTAKING " a little to the left so that the left edge of the sign lines up with the left edge of the brick wall. (I know that the sign actually extends beyond the left edge of the brick wall, but it looks odd and may not fit what you're building.


If either of those are useful to you, I'll email you the full sized images (a bit too big to post on the forum)






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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  5:13:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

Thanks Dave.

Here it is Ted.


I did get a few more little people painted.




Bob
Thanks Bob'...I must say seems you bring the women to life, just a tad more then the men;..
wonder why that is'...



Ted in South Western, Connecticut

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  5:16:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Bob, I think that wall is going to look really good printed out on the self adhesive vinyl.

This might be too late since you work so quickly, but I fiddled with the sign photo little with GIMP. Here's a lower resolution version of what I did and if it is useful, I'll email you both full sized versions.

Version 1: filled in the missing letter parts on the upper right corner and removed the thin vertical white lines running through the photo


Version 2: same as #1, but also squeezed the "FURNITURE & UNDERTAKING " a little to the left so that the left edge of the sign lines up with the left edge of the brick wall. (I know that the sign actually extends beyond the left edge of the brick wall, but it looks odd and may not fit what you're building.


If either of those are useful to you, I'll email you the full sized images (a bit too big to post on the forum)

WOW' Bill, you do wonders with GIMP'..Great JOB!






Ted in South Western, Connecticut

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  5:16:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For others who want to try something similar to what Bob is doing (printing the whole wall on self adhesive vinyl), but don't have self adhesive vinyl, here's another option that John Nehrich and the RPI club developed some years back:
Scale the wall image to size and print it as a decal and apply that to the entire wall.

The example from the NEB&W was done years back with an Alps printer, but you can get the same effect by painting the wall whit(ish) and then printing the decal on clear paper.
The results look very good even if the brick relief is not perfectly lined up with the decal.




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Guff
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  6:35:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Bill,
You're great with Gimp and Ghosting! Nice work!
Dave



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  8:15:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Ted & Dave


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