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bigdaddyfan

Member Since 20 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 15 2012 07:26 AM
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In Topic: Is there a good computer graphics program to make decals?

08 October 2010 - 01:57 PM

A couple of good free programs are GIMP and Paint.net. GIMP is fairly powerful. I haven't done anything fancy with them but the images I have edited looked great when done. Starting image resolution is key. The higher and bigger the better. You can always shrink them down.

Afterward a good printer and decal paper are going to help also. A $20 Lexmark from Walmart might not give you good results no matter what programs you use to create or edit your images.

In Topic: 1972 AMC Gremlin

08 August 2010 - 01:34 PM

I've always wanted to build one of these but was put off by the price of an eBay buy or trying to fix up a built up. I have an autographed picture of Wally Booth's Gremlin when he ran at Union Grove back in about 1974. I want to build it to look like his. I have 6 or 7 autographed pictures from the same visit that I have found models of or at least parts or decals to build them.
All except a hydrogen peroxide powered jet go kart that went 235 mph in the quarter mile. That was great to watch. It made a small whoosh noise for about a second and was gone. The nozzle on the jet was about 1" in dia at the bottom and about 8" long. The jet itself was no bigger then a large mailbox. The pics are packed away so I can't post his name. I think his last name was McClurg or something like that.

In Topic: Help for making decals

19 April 2010 - 03:05 AM

http://www.papilio.com/

I had this company and decal paper recommended to me by a graphic artist friend of my daughter. GREAT stuff.

In Topic: Looking for HO G Plus chassis

13 April 2010 - 02:19 AM

I found them. Thanks to all who responded.

In Topic: April Potpourri - Kits Scored

10 April 2010 - 07:31 AM

Ed,
Is Fred's only doing mail order? I can't find his web sight anymore. I bought a boatload of kits a few years ago. I always liked his prices. Getting to the kits first was the hard part.