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FredRPG

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About FredRPG

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    1/25

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    Orlando, FL
  • Full Name
    Fred Greiner

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  1. Well BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH. I have one of the revell couriers that I was going to kit bash with an old Datsun/Nissan 4x4 and I never noticed the top was chopped. Nice work you have going here, looking forward to the rest. Really i I can't use the word c r a p ?
  2. I see what you were going for Brian. With a rig like that, guaranteed you'd be a popular guy at a hill climb, mud bog or any other kind of "come break your truck" kind of event. f.
  3. Outstanding build, but I don't fully understand it. As a work truck it makes perfect sense and your attention to detail really brings it alive. It's just for a weekend warrior I don't get why you would want a welding rig instead of room for camping, fishing gear, canoe, etc. Not knocking it by any means, more looking for an education not an explanation, if that makes sense. However you slice it, it's an impressive job, I'm gonna have to go check out the rest of your build posts. Thanks for sharing it. f.
  4. Gas Station update July 30 2018

    Working with the for sale signs is an interesting idea, much less expensive than hobby store sheets for sure. How is it to work with, the same as styrene sheet, or does it work differently? Really nice work, by the way.
  5. Porsche 356 race car .

    Nice build, I really like the color scheme..
  6. Don't forget older fan belts were just as thick as they were wide and the cross section was tapered towards the inside. These were on any car that had a standard deep groove pulley, unlike the modern grooved pulley with flat grooved belts.
  7. Nissan Gloria 280E "Gulf"

    Very nice job on the weathering. The contrast between the crusty race inspired exterior and the plush luxury interior is weird, but I really like it. F.
  8. Very nice. The 5 gal water jug caught my eye, did you make it?
  9. Volvo 240 Turbo "JPS"

    Beautifully done..
  10. Dad's VW Bug

    Really nice build, you did a great job and that smell everyone remembers from the old vws was the horsehair seat stuffing. After it gets wet a few times it smells even better😃
  11. Hey Bernard, your printers method of two files and two passes makes perfect sense if the printer only has the cmyk ribbons, I wasn't sure if they had a spot for a fifth ribbon. Normally I would steer people away from publisher but if that's what works it sounds like all you have to so is save your file as what publisher interprets best. My guess would be tif or a high resolution jpg. Create your decal image then duplicate and create a black only version that is your white underlay. If you take care to make sure it is only 100% black in the image and not a mixed black your printer should be able to import into publisher and do his trick. Just as a side bar, the early version of alps printer I used actually had a rolls of the thermal transfer and if you printed in just a small area it would still run through a full letter size sheet, there was so much waste on that thing. We had metallic transfer that would stick to laser printer toner, so it was through the laser printer twice then the thermal printer for color. Trying to align everything was next to impossible, I think I ended up with a $100 sheet of decals that were too thick to use.
  12. Hi, 35+ years as a designer here, probably almost 25 of those using both illustrator and Photoshop. I think what you are running into is a problem with the alps printer and not the guy running it. I haven't used an alps since the late 90s but I don't think they've changed much since then. Some printers like these that will print white or spot colors require layers set up in a certain way. For example it will only see the white in a bitmap file as clear, no matter how you save it, tif, eps, psd, or whatever. When I set up a file in Photoshop with a spot color like white or metallic, that color is set up on a completely different layer from the image colors (cmyk), marked and saved as such. Only printers set up to read these layers separately will print them that way, all others will flatten the file and only print the cmyk plates. Illustrator works differently, you can set specific spot colors, overprints and such easily and print spot colors without the cmyk breakdown much easier. I believe alps printers have not been updated in many years and can only interpret spot layers from older eps from vector programs. Short version, you may be SOL without vector files for these older printers. If you have any questions about illustrator or photoshop, feel free to ask. F.
  13. 1/25 Scale Hood Pins?

    Don't some builders make their own using sewing needles?
  14. 1953 Hudson Hornet Lowrider

    When I saw your name on the post I was ready to see some rust, way to fake me out.. Really clean build, very nice. (At least one of the Hornets is rusty though, right?)