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  1. From what I've discovered, I need to do up some artwork using a drawing program and then print it onto clear film with a laser printer. My laser has a 1200 DPI setting that I'll try first. If it isn't good enough, my next step will be to send my artwork to a print shop with a higher DPI laser printer. I hope to do up the artwork when I have some time off in the next couple of weeks. I'll post the results when I have something to share.
  2. Amazing as always, what more can be said! I have a question about your instrument panel if you don't mind. You mentioned you printed the instrument gauges onto clear film with your printer. Is this some special type of printer and film, or is it as easy as doing the artwork on your computer and then printing the gauge faces onto clear acetate? Any pointers if I wanted to try and do the same kind of thing myself? Thanks, Chuck.
  3. Hello there. I'm wondering if anyone knows how companies like Barracudacast or Aires print their instrument panel gauge face inserts that go in behind their photo etched panel faces? More specifically, what type of printer do they use? I'm able to do the artwork for the actual printing and I'm in the process of setting myself up to make a photo etch panel faces, but I think it would be ideal to also be able to print off the actual gauge faces that go behind the panel so everything matches up. It looks like the faces are printed onto clear acetate with black ink, is that correct? The printing looks similar to that used in making negatives for photo etching, am I right? Would anyone know what type of printer they use to print onto clear film or have any further insight on this process they can offer? Thanks in advance, Chuck.
  4. Thanks guys. Daco book ordered. It's exactly what I was looking for.
  5. Hi there. I have a Tamiya F4J coming to me on a slow boat from Hong Kong and in the mean time I thought it would be good to start gathering reference materials. Any recommendations? I'm looking for something with lots of detail pictures. Thanks in advance, C.
  6. I've done some searching but can't seem to find any online build articles for Tamiya's 1/32 F4J phantom. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks, Chuck.
  7. It looks like Wing Nut Wings is selling kits direct just like the good old days. The only difference is they now charge for shipping. I just checked out how much to ship to Canada and it was $18. This is MUCH better than the other options previously available. Good job WNW.
  8. Nice to see the master back at it! Looks good Wolf, Chuck.
  9. Oh man, I wish. Too much on my plate right now with doing to exterior renovations at home, family, work... I hope to get back at it sometime in the future. If I do I will be sure to post.
  10. Happy to see this build is back! Looking forward to any and all future updates Wolf. Chuck.
  11. Fantastic! Looks like I'll be making a WNW purchase in 2017 after all.
  12. Sharp looking pit Bill. Nice work!
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