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#1 MoparMark

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:40 PM

Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and I've posted my latest builds hoping I have the chops to hang with you chaps. I made the decals on both because I couldn't wait for the McEwen decals from Slixx.( I now know I would have been waiting in vain! )The Black Magic decals were quite underwhelming and didn't fit a proper body so I did'em myself

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#2 W-409

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:30 PM

Very cool and realistic builds, both of them. As Chevy guy, I like seeing Vega Funny Cars built, and that is really cool one. Engine detailing is spectacular, in both of them.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

Welcome aboard , and those builds are splendit. B)

#4 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:41 AM

Superb, my favorite is Black Magic.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:03 AM

You will fit in quite nicely with builds that nice.


Outstanding both of them.


welcome aboard.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:42 AM

Glad to have you with us. Both of those are terrific builds. So tell us more about making these decals like what software and printer did you use?

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:47 AM

Mark, nice looking builds! Great detailing!!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:40 AM

Yeah Mark those are two excellent looking builds. I would also love to hear more about the decals and if you are willing to make added sets. I was also waiting patiently for the Mcewen decals to now not have them coming.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:51 AM

great looking models. I like Black Magic the most also.. any more pics of them... AWESOME WORK....

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:49 AM

It's nice to see your work and welcome to the forums. Always room for more classic drag cars.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:52 AM

Have to jump in and say I'm lovin' the McEwen. Super clean build, and the decals look great. Thanks for showing.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:57 AM

there're both nice!!!

i like BlackMagic the best tho'...

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:11 AM

Clean sharp builds!...Nice job bro..

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:56 AM

Very Nice looking builds you got there. they are gorgeous. very clean work as well. welcome to the boards. I look forward to seeing more of your builds.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

Great looking builds that I also would love to see more pics of. Would also love to learn more about your decal making process

#16 Dragracer

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:54 PM

As you can see from everything above, I think you fit in!, great looking builds.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:24 PM

Very very nice!
Your decal work is outstanding!

#18 Terry Sumner

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

hoping I have the chops to hang with you chaps.


Ummmm.... I think you have that backwards! ;)

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:40 PM

Mark......beautiful builds......I think we have met before......did you go to the So.Cal. NNL in Chatsworth a few years back?.

#20 MoparMark

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:56 AM

Thanks to everyone for the great responses.Some of you have asked about how I made the decals.I only used Photoshop to make these. I'm in the process of learning vector programs for future stuff. So here is what I did for the Black Magic.First I started with the best profile shot of the car then I took a profile photo and a top view of the model car, in Photoshop I put a transparent layer of the real car over the model body and got em lined up and added a measurement grid over that. That's my master photo. I then used the pencil drawing effect in Photoshop to mak a colorless "blueprint" for the decals. I made scaled prints of the profile and top views, went to Kinkos copy and made 300% enlargements.Using large black posterboard I transfered the images to the board with white chalck paper. I then used frisket paper and tape ,painted the decals with an airbrush. After that I scanned the artwork on a Epson Stylus scanner reassembled and reduced the images to fit back into the master photo. The top of the car was all freehand and french curve templates. I printed the compiled sheet on a Canon Pixma iP4500 inkjet printer using Bare Metal Foil white inkjet paper on glossy photo setting. It seems real tedious but this was the way I came up with not knowing graphics programs. I would really like these to be redone on a proper Alps printer, maybe I could work something out with Chuck Boerne, but I'm sure I missed a few steps in explaining this clearly but feel free to ask me for further clarification if ya need to.