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Old Mar 10, 2007, 10:25 PM
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Letters & Numbers (Firecracker)

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a source for letters and numbers for decorations on my Firecracker (http://www.rcglider.com/Firecracker.HTM) project. Thanks!
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 01:13 AM
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Hey Bill, My pops has a vinyl cutter. It works great for letters numbers and such. 6" tall or less. Email me a word doc with the exact fonts and sizes you want and I'll head over there and cut 'em out for you.

I think black is your only option though...but the price is right. His little machine cut all the letters for this...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=1189989

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Old Mar 11, 2007, 09:44 AM
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For my P-80, I used Word to make my own lettering with the font size etc. When it looked good on paper, I got some clear decal sheets, and printed it in my printer.
You have to spray an ink locking clear coat in them before you can use them as traditional water slides.
Most printers will do every color but white. Thankfully, I didn't need white for that model.
A clear top coat locks the decals on.

T
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 12:49 PM
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Hutch, now that sounds like an offer I can't refuse -- Thanks! I'll be out of town this week, so I'll get in touch when I get back.

Target, where did you get the clear decal sheets? Thanks for this idea!

Bill
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 01:00 PM
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Target, where did you get the clear decal sheets? Thanks for this idea!

Bill
It's been so long, I can't quite remember. I think all the ISR guys know where to find them...

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Old Mar 11, 2007, 04:01 PM
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For my P-80, I used Word to make my own lettering with the font size etc. When it looked good on paper, I got some clear decal sheets, and printed it in my printer.
You have to spray an ink locking clear coat in them before you can use them as traditional water slides.

Most printers will do every color but white.

A clear top coat locks the decals on.

T
T-I like the decal paper too. If you need white, you have to print on the white decal paper....cut to size carefully and they produce good results. I tend to use the decal paper for smaller graphics and stencil/paint or hand cut vinyl for the bigger stuff. I use Major Decal sheets whenever they fit too. They are super EZ.

Andy
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 06:51 PM
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Online shopping never ceases to amaze me -- one search turns up this:

http://www.decalpaper.com/

Paper for both inkjet and laser printers!
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 09:05 PM
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I got my sheets at the LHS. They are a Testors item, not really cheap as I recall.
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 10:06 PM
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Bill-
Try this place:

http://www.decalpaper.com/

Kidding,

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Old Mar 11, 2007, 11:22 PM
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Decals

Try these..... you probably need to size them...

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Old Mar 12, 2007, 08:37 PM
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Wow, thanks Carl! Those are gonna look really nice!

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Old Mar 12, 2007, 08:47 PM
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Consider sneaking your AMA # in there somewhere in small print; I did that on the P-80, right under the side of the canopy, and it filled a needed space for detail...
And fullfills the requirement, not that anybody really cares.

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