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Re: upscaling decals

Post  Cowley on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:21 pm

That should work Billy - just as long as you're happy to waste the sheet of 1/24 scale decals in the process?
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Post  bmd on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:27 pm

thanks david, aye i know but our scanner at work is a good one and produces really sharp copies, so i could reproduce a set on blank decal paper first, then sacrifice the originals......the white bits are the problem, there are a couple of words on white, plus 4 cibies, also white......not sure what to do about that? changing the background colour to a creamy colour would prob be ok, as it wouldn'tstand out among the lettering, on a white car......hhmmm
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Post  sbuckley on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:36 pm

There is also another way in Photoshop - The replace color command.

In Photoshop select the image pop down then Adjustments and then Replace color
This brings up a diagog box - use the eye dropper tool (top left selecton tool) and click on the image colour that you want to remove (the greyish colour) Adjust the 'fuzziness' to suit. Then push the bottom (Lightness) slider all the way to the right. This will turn whatever colour you have selected to white. It might take a few goes to get all the variations of grey to white.

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Post  bmd on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:46 pm

ah sean many thanks for that info..........very informative m8......trying to get a good copy from my work to my email address then i'll have it at home where i have photoshop...........thats the next thing lol!!

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Post  mcm motorsport on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:06 pm

so many lovely models could be built if larger size decals were availalbe.
i know a forum member who is building some beautiful irish models in 1/24.....hurry up *****and show them!!!!! lol Razz

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Post  mcm motorsport on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:07 pm

borbase wrote:i got the same problem now somebody wil do it for me and it wil be a beauty

rob did ya get my pics you required?

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Post  borbase on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:04 pm

Yes paul now i see that my set is not complete
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Post  omer yetis on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:15 pm

by any chance to re-scale this onto 1/18?
I would love to have a set if so...
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:12 am

Just done the maths and its 1.3346 enlagmrnt

If the 1/24 is 100% then the decals have to be enlarged by 1.3346 to get them to 1/18. However it may take a bit of tweaking and the enlargement factor it might be 1.34 or 1.32 to get it to scale. I enlarge decals by inserting the image onto a word document page and then drag the corner to enlarge the sheet. You can then print up the page on paper to check the scaling. against the model. You can tweak the image by making it smaller or larger and when the size is right then print on the decal paper. Dont forget to save the page document so you are left with the base sheet otherwise it will be lost. The other thing is that if you have the word document open in a window similar to the way it is shown in the picture what you see on screen is as good as the size you need-simply put the model against the screen and check the size of the logo against the model. This works for me. The page shown below is virtually the actual size of the page when it is printed.



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Re: upscaling decals

Post  bmd on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:03 am

excellent advice rory, will be trying this again in the future hopefully Wink when you get a chance, with aris black beauty decals...... Smile

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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:19 am

bmd wrote:excellent advice rory, will be trying this again in the future hopefully Wink when you get a chance, with aris black beauty decals...... Smile

cheers m8

It has occurred to me to make a Zakspeed transkit-arches pieces that simply stick onto each side of a Sunstar Escort and make up decals. Am amazed Sunstar have not done this themselves!
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Post  bmd on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:43 am

yep, good call m8! i saw a set of arches on fleabay a while back, think they were one-offs but not sure, to suit the sunstar 1:18s..........i'll keep a look-out, would be a nice addition to ari's range........
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:29 pm

bmd wrote:yep, good call m8! i saw a set of arches on fleabay a while back, think they were one-offs but not sure, to suit the sunstar 1:18s..........i'll keep a look-out, would be a nice addition to ari's range........

HAve seen those too but they are not that great shape wise.
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Re: upscaling decals

Post  bmd on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:45 pm

ah right, ok m8, didnt get real cloe look at them........you know if you do go ahead with them you have one set sold already lol!
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