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Old 12-07-2011, 02:45 AM
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Fishcarver, pm me if you like .I might be able to help you out.

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Old 12-07-2011, 01:42 PM
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Rescale, continued

Ron: PM is on its way to you, with many thanks!

Here is a statement of the problem if anonre else would like to weigh in!! :

I have the Estutan kit of the I400 submarine in 1:400 scale. I would like to resize it and build it in 1:200 or possibly even 1:160.

The original kit is kit is printed on 4 A4 sheets.

Using IRFANVIEW, I was able to resize it (2x) into .jpg images without any apparent loss of image quality. However, the print size is approximately 16” x 23” ( 40.6 x 58.5 cm) . Although my friend at the printshop says that he will have no problem printing the enlargement in colour on 18” x 24” Arch 3 architectural paper , I have some concerns and would like to take out some “insurance” and be able to print the parts out on 11” x 17” or, even better, 30 cm x 42 cm stock (12 x 18”) . The number of pages in the rescale doesn’t matter.

This will require cutting and pasting the parts from the resized .jpgs to fit them onto appropriately-sized stock. I’d like to section the latitudinal and longitudinal hull formers, as these will have to be laminated in any event.

I am not good enough with PAINT or Photoshop to be able to do this by myself.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by CharlieC View Post
I don't think it will - going from one A size to another gives an enlargement
of 1.4142 (the sizes are based on 1:sqrt(2)). The area of A3 compared to A4
is 2 x A4 but the 2 x A4 pages fitting onto an A3 sheet are rotated 90 degrees.


Thanks Charlie for clearing that up.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:48 PM
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rescalling problem.

I had a file in 1/38 scale.
when I am going to print it, the format is reduced to 68% for print in A4 cardstock.
Is possible that this reduction converts the scale from 1/38 to 1/48 scale?
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:08 PM
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A 1/38 scale model printed at 68% gives a 1/56 scale model.

(A 1/48 scale model is around 79% of a 1/38 scale model.)

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Old 01-05-2012, 02:25 PM
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Blowing up from 1/400 to 1/200

I took printed sheets to FedX office and used the resize feature in their photo copy machines. They even were able to resize some black and white sheets using a printer they had for blue print copy.
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