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7 hours ago, Hi-Po said:

When I need to make license plates for my builds, I use the foil (lead/aluminum?) that seals the neck of wine bottles - the ones with corks, not the screw caps.  It is nice and thin and very malleable.  I simply soak it in lacquer thinner to remove the outside paint and then apply the license plate using white glue or canopy glue.  Sometimes I will substitute and use double sided tape to secure the plate.  By using this method, it gives me the option of making the plate look untouched or I can damage it by slightly bending and twisting the foil.

Also, I go online and use Acme License Maker to make personalized plates.  I copy the original plate and then reduce that by 50% and then reduce that again by 50% and that gives me a plate suitable for 1/24 and 1/25.

Now you have a reason to have a glass wine while you are building that next masterpiece.  Enjoy!!

Thanks for the info. We go through very little wine in my house. I do not drink at all and my wife has a glass rarely. I have not progressed to the point of replicating damage or weathering on my models. I still like shiny and new. (I work on old junk every day). I too use the ACME website. My MS Paint program permits me to reduce print size vs. file size which get the size down without getting fuzzy or pixelated.

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