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Guff
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Posted - 09/09/2020 :  10:15:26 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Nice work on the emblem! Would you please give us a STS on how you prepared the picture, added the printing and made the decals.


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Posted - 09/09/2020 :  10:24:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your off to a great start!
Your wagon sidewalls & your "American Eagle Emblem" look excellent!

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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/09/2020 :  11:51:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave and Greg, tanks for commenting.

Dave - Quite simple. I found a copy of the emblem by googling "American Eagle Emblem"
images and picked one I liked and saved it off. You can manipulate it in any drawing program or
even Microsoft WORD since it's a .jpg file.

Then in my drawing program (I use PrintMaster, a kids program that does about anything you would
want to do in a drawing) I added the emblem file to my workspace. Then I made the three text
files AMERICAN, LAUNDRY, and DRY CLEANING selecting "alfredo" as the font. I adjusted the
font size on all three and moved them around to line up like the decal I was copying, they are
actually .jpg files too. You can then adjust the sizes of these file to look right. In
PrintMaster you can lasso the whole thing to select everything and click "group". That allows
you to change the size of all files at once and not change the relative sizes or spacing. Since
1/24 scale is twice all around from O scale I measured the distance from wing tip to wing tip
on the O scale decal and adjusted my 1/24 scale drawing to be twice as big.

Then all that needs done is to print it onto decal paper on either my ink-jet or laser
printer, I actually like the ink-jet better for these. Then cut the decal from the paper, dip in
water, and apply as you would any store bought decal. I also use MICROSCALE MICRO SOL to help the decal set down snug.

Bob


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Carl B
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Posted - 09/09/2020 :  2:55:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the how-to on printing the decal Bob.

And the software recommendation too.



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Guff
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Thanks Bob,
I repeated your steps in a Paint Program,
Used Paint to pull up the image on a larger than the sign canvas.
Created the text in wordpad and pasted the words into paint, moved into place and sized.
IT WORKED!! I appreciate the advise.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/10/2020 :  10:10:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for commenting Carl and Dave.

Here are the two sides glued up and that little eyebrow added over the circular windows.
They still need some cleaning up but I am looking forward to assembling the box.



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Terrell
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Posted - 09/10/2020 :  4:46:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Robert !!


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/10/2020 :  5:31:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good to me!

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Michael Hohn
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That doesn’t look very easy with all the curved outlines. Good job!




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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/11/2020 :  05:40:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred, Pete, and Mike, thanks for your comments.

Here's what it looks like so far,



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/11/2020 :  07:38:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Bob.


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Carl B
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Posted - 09/11/2020 :  08:11:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice.
What are the real world dimensions of the wagon at this point Bob?



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/11/2020 :  08:23:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill and Carl, thanks for commenting.

Carl, it will change a lot with the addition of running gear and wheels but right now it is a
little over 9 feet long, almost 4 1/2 feet wide, and 5 1/2 feet high or 4 3/4, 2 1/4, and 2 3/4
inches respectively at 1/24 scale.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/12/2020 :  06:04:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the front with the windshield frame. That slot is for the reins to come into the cab.




Here's the back. Remember I said there would be some small changes, this is one of those
areas. First I substituted a set of solid doors, eliminating the back windows. I have
not decided yet but I am thinking about making a smaller version of the side decal
and putting it across the back doors. I added the hinge pins and a small latch. It needs handles yet.





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It looks super, Bob.


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