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« Reply #120 on: July 06, 2017, 04:36:45 AM »

Chuck,
... plant debris inside ...
how do you fix that/attach it to the item? I do not spot the smallest mark of glue (or glue surplus) ...

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« Reply #121 on: July 06, 2017, 09:12:41 AM »

Gerald, I use Liquid Dullcote applied with a brush. I cover it with the dirt and brush off the excess when dry. Larger items are placed with white (PVA) glue. I sprinkle fine dirt over these items also, so any glue spots will be covered up.
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« Reply #122 on: July 06, 2017, 12:22:37 PM »

... ah, OK ... thanks!
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« Reply #123 on: July 06, 2017, 02:23:34 PM »

lovely stuff this -you make it sound so simple -
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« Reply #124 on: July 11, 2017, 04:07:41 PM »

Chuck

That is just fantastic work. You just keep setting the bar higher with every new post

Just keep motivated.

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« Reply #125 on: July 21, 2017, 09:22:46 PM »

Builders plate fresh from the printer. 16 micron print layers. .375 x .75” (9.5 x 19mm) Letters are .028 high.  True size would be 6” x 12”   This is the same as Shapeways FXD, but this was not printed by them.



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« Reply #126 on: July 22, 2017, 12:56:13 AM »

Hmm. It looks a little newer than the rest of the model ....

Enough of my nonsense. Do you think the lettering would have worked and looked clean had the height been more like .014-inch?

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« Reply #127 on: July 22, 2017, 08:29:09 AM »

I did a smaller version, maybe .019 high. The letters were legible, but they were more blobby. The text tool in Solidworks doesn't allow kerning, so I can't adjust the space between letters. If I could it might be doable.
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« Reply #128 on: July 22, 2017, 08:26:50 PM »

I don't know if you have Photoshop, Illustrator or something similar, but I have had success creating the graphic in one of those programs and importing into, in my case, SketchUp.

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« Reply #129 on: July 22, 2017, 10:59:55 PM »

Thanks Greg! And welcome!  I need to do some research to see what can be done for Solidworks. I'm sure there is something.
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« Reply #130 on: July 23, 2017, 05:01:49 AM »

Chuck, is SolidWorks able to import dxf or dwg data? Illustrator exports those files. If you have any vector graphic file of the artwork (as pdf as well) I can export it for you.

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« Reply #131 on: July 23, 2017, 12:20:24 PM »

Yes it can!. I did the artwork in SW based on a photo of the prototype. It should be possible to do in another program and bring it in.
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« Reply #132 on: July 29, 2017, 02:22:03 AM »

great rendering Chuck
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« Reply #133 on: July 29, 2017, 04:42:57 AM »

Chuck, I've been trying out Inkscape, a free open-source vector program similar to Corel Draw. Its .SVG file worked well for getting custom decals with HO scale 2 inch letters printed.
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« Reply #134 on: July 29, 2017, 10:54:43 PM »

Nice render!

Greg, welcome aboard!
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