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  • Member since
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  • From: Northeast WA State
Looking for decals.
Posted by armornut on Friday, October 1, 2021 11:13 AM

   Seems an odd question with the internet so accessible, but I mostly work in armor or planes so cars, especially 1/16 scale are greel to me.

   I do not have the tech to print my own so I figured I would ask here.

     I would like to locate custom decals potraying the modern Washinton State Patrol door shields. Anybody have any place that I can look or have them made?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 1, 2021 11:56 AM

You might want to try to get in touch with Solid Scale. They are in Germany but if you email them they might be able to make some stencels or decals for you.

https://www.solidscale.de

 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 1, 2021 12:08 PM

Poke around here: http://www.policecarmodels.com/microscale.html

Maybe drop a note if you don't find what you're looking for.

EDIT: is this what you're looking for? http://www.policecarmodels.com/wastpode.html

 

Thanks,

John

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    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:26 AM

It really does not take all that much tech to make dark colored decals for use over a light color paint.  Do you have an inkjet printer, and a photo editor on your computer?

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, October 2, 2021 4:41 PM

   Wife says we have an ink jet. Not sure how to get the image from internet to printer.

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:11 AM

If you have a printer you probably have a computer.  If you are using google images, you click on the image- a larger image then shows up on right side of screen.  Right side clicks bring up the "save image" function, which saves the image to the computer. Other image sources may require a different way, like going to save as in the File menu.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:50 AM

armornut

   Wife says we have an ink jet. Not sure how to get the image from internet to printer.

 

on a windows based system:

right click the image

save as a file name, probably in downloads folder

open file name in paint, paint3d, Gimp, or your favorite image program

cut, rotate, resize, or otherwise manipulate the image

print

to print to decal paper, affix a piece of decal paper over the image you just printed and feed the paper back into your printer paper magazine.  It may be reversed from normal print (upside down & backwards). 

print your image again. Seal image as necessary.  

trim decal film close to image

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