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The Printed colors .
Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:56 PM

Now , here's where we probably differ or will differ on something basic . I have the S.M.S. Kronprinz - In 1/200 .I think I may be repeating myself on the kit ,but here goes .

     The kit is printed in a medium light / dark grey .( RLM Grey perhaps ) It's a pretty close match . For the ERA I think that is wrong . I painted mine a Light German Uniform gray/green . It matched the one color picture I had , from a model ship book .

 Anyway , the bottom is a nice rich bright red . Way to red for a warship in my opinion . I painted it TESTORS RUST

 Now those of you who are thinking of trying paper  .If you do this it won't matter .Spray a light coat of Any good CRAFT clear on the sheets Before you start .

 Craft clear remains more flexible than say TESTORS and Rustoleum .

     You see , when you do this ,it allows you to correct the color later in the build , also the paper cuts better and cleaner . the clear acts Kind of like a binder I guess .

 I can't emphasize enough that whatever you choose, Do Not use anything other than fresh  X - Acto blades and very sharp small , slim scissors for doing this modeling .

      Now the biggest thing to do is gather up all the pieces and get it as far as it's plastic sister .( That one is almost ready to deck ) Gosh , do I need more hours in the day .

  I thought retirement days let you do stuff you like longer , Boy ,was I wrong !         T.B.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, September 25, 2014 9:10 AM

For downloaded models, how about changing the colors in photoshop or similar photo editor?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:45 AM

Don;

On that specific situation ,I can't be sure . I downloaded a river-tow boat and the colors were almost blinding .Check that out and get back to us .Would You ?

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, September 26, 2014 9:12 AM

I have changed colors on decals (I do inkjet decals) using the photo editor.  That works okay.  You have to be able to use the "color picker" selection tool well, but that is not too hard.

By changing the decal colors, I mean I scanned the decals, and altered the colors I objected to, then printed out the revised decals on inkjet decal paper.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:58 AM

Hey :

That sounds feasible .( I have to share my land-lady's printer and computer for that .

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Posted by Richkat on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:06 AM

You can change colors in that way if the file is not locked, some models use open files that can be changed some can't and Photoshop won't open them........Rich

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Posted by OneThousandArms on Friday, October 24, 2014 2:34 PM

Rich,

    If you are running into trouble with locked files you have permission to use, can you save them as another format and then open them in Photoshop?  If the part is small enough, you might be able to take a screen shot, modify it in Photoshop, and still have the resolution needed for a good print.

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Posted by Richkat on Monday, October 27, 2014 5:43 PM

Sometimes you can do that. Also there is a editor called GIMP, it will open a lot of locked files. GIMP is a free image editor that is very good and well worth getting. Here is a link to it http://www.gimp.org/  A lot of papermodeler use GIMP......Rich

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