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Old 08-31-2019, 12:53 PM
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Does anyone have any ideas for reproducing the swastikas on the decks? I thought of masking and airbrushing, scanning the originals, adding the symbols, and then sticking them on, but it's still risky. I don't want to ruin it in the first week!
You mention scanning, so why not scan the parts which you want to add swastikas too, import the scan into GIMP or inkscape, add the swastikas, then reprint the part?
Not sure if it would work, the reprint part may not match the original, but worth a try?

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Old 08-31-2019, 01:54 PM
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You mention scanning, so why not scan the parts which you want to add swastikas too, import the scan into GIMP or inkscape, add the swastikas, then reprint the part?
Not sure if it would work, the reprint part may not match the original, but worth a try?

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Thanks, yes I thought of doing something similar, but just the white circles.
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Old 09-01-2019, 04:49 PM
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Just draw them up 2d cad and glue them over the white circles
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:11 AM
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Just draw them up 2d cad and glue them over the white circles

I'd want to retain the deck planking and other details within the insignia, so I think scanning and editing would be better.
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Old 09-02-2019, 02:15 PM
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Holy moly. That is going to be a long, but eventually satisfying build.
I'm looking forward to seeing how you progress with it.
Good luck.


I would probably go with painting the swastika.



First though, I might attempt scanning the the piece, then adding the swastika using GIMP or equivalent and then printing out.

Would probably take a bit of trial and error, but you wouldn't risk anything other than time, paper and ink?
Just a thought.
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:31 PM
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Holy moly. That is going to be a long, but eventually satisfying build.
I'm looking forward to seeing how you progress with it.
Good luck.


I would probably go with painting the swastika.



First though, I might attempt scanning the the piece, then adding the swastika using GIMP or equivalent and then printing out.

Would probably take a bit of trial and error, but you wouldn't risk anything other than time, paper and ink?
Just a thought.
Thanks, yes, painting it gives one chance, scanning gives a few chances.
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:46 PM
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Check out the technique on the following site and see if it can be adapted to the deck insignia you want to do.
Ghost Signs for Cardstock Models Using The GIMP.
The final line states it can be used with Photoshop also.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:33 AM
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Good luck with your build....I saw you have some ships already build and under nice display cases..Could you share how do you make them ? I am building HMS Hood and it is big model and looking forward to build one display case to protect her...Thanks
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:58 AM
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Really looking forward to your progress report. This is one major undertaking.
You might want to take a look at the German language forums. They have people who already done this model or have it under construction. It could help avoid some pitfalls. Although based on your previous reports I'm pretty sure you are fully capable of dealing with any issue...

Can't help with the swastika. Personally I would build as it is. Otherwise modifying original art-work in graphic software would be my first choice.

Olo, not sure if this is of any help but this guy in Florida is a good source for display cases. Good luck.

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Old 09-06-2019, 01:34 AM
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Really looking forward to your progress report. This is one major undertaking.
You might want to take a look at the German language forums. They have people who already done this model or have it under construction. It could help avoid some pitfalls. Although based on your previous reports I'm pretty sure you are fully capable of dealing with any issue...

Can't help with the swastika. Personally I would build as it is. Otherwise modifying original art-work in graphic software would be my first choice.

Olo, not sure if this is of any help but this guy in Florida is a good source for display cases. Good luck.

Darius

Do you know anyone in GTA who is building display cases?
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