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new guy with Black Magic and 76 McEwen

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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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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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Welcome aboard , and those builds are splendit. B)

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Superb, my favorite is Black Magic.

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You will fit in quite nicely with builds that nice.

Outstanding both of them.

welcome aboard.

Bob

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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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Mark, nice looking builds! Great detailing!!

Charlie

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

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It's nice to see your work and welcome to the forums. Always room for more classic drag cars.

gus

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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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there're both nice!!!

i like BlackMagic the best tho'...

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

Art

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

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

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Very very nice!

Your decal work is outstanding!

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hoping I have the chops to hang with you chaps.

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

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

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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.

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

Yes we have met at Chatsworth and a couple of times at the Cactus Classic in Victorville. I sure do admire your work,I'll get there someday and maybe get a first place by the year 2042. Are you going to the Ventura show this weekend?

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Yes we have met at Chatsworth and a couple of times at the Cactus Classic in Victorville. I sure do admire your work,I'll get there someday and maybe get a first place by the year 2042. Are you going to the Ventura show this weekend?

Mark......no,won`t be there........I am getting ready for DSC Arizona April.

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Awesome builds, Mark! The McEwen is great, but the Black Magic is out-of-the-park!

Aaron

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Those are some beautiful builds!!!!!!! I was just searching to see if Slixx or someone else made decals for the Black Magic car that were better than the kit decals. Are you able to make more of the decals to sell?

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Fantastic builds Mark!

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