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Best way to paint markings on about a 1/48 tank?


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A buddy asked me to paint up an M48 like his other buddy rode in Viet Nam.  The guy printed it out of resin, looks to be about 1/48 scale.  They had a white A of spades painted on the turret.  I have a silhouette, but I think it's too small.  Anyone have the ability to print me a one off decal, or have another solution that doesn't involve me trying to paint this by hand?

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11 hours ago, dashotgun said:

paint by a mask?

 

That was my first thought. But when i shrink the design i think its too small for my silhouette to resolve. 

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4 hours ago, mozart said:

How small is small?  My Silhouette will cut letters 3mm high with no problem.

It's an ace of spades card, so the outline of the card and the ace symbol, the whole card maybe 1/2" high. The "outline" of the card is less than 1mm.

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4 hours ago, Archer Fine Transfers said:

Yikes! 

 

4 hours ago, Archer Fine Transfers said:

Yikes! 

Thats why im thinking a decal is the way to go.   I did toy with the idea of two separate masks that are cut separately that, together, form the outline of the card, but it seems like a lot of futzing. 

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