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License plates
Posted by Tracy B on Saturday, January 23, 2016 10:46 AM

ConfusedTaking yesterday's Eastcoast weather into account, I'm hoping there will be someone here today that can answer this pretty quick for me! Does anyone remember or know of any website where ya' can make a set of license plates for 1/24-1/25 scale?

Thanx in advance,

Tracy B

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Posted by BigTallDad on Saturday, January 23, 2016 11:07 AM

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Posted by fenders on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:08 PM

This is great. Thanks for sharing. I could have used this recently instead of trying to us Paintbrush to make custom plates. 

I guess you can call us all "model" citizens!
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Posted by Foxer on Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:25 AM

Here's another with blank plates you can put your own numbers on that also has European plates ... Licenseplates.tv

I was even able to find the green and white Military plates I had on my VW Bug while serving in Germany and put the correct numbers on it!

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Posted by greywolf on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 5:51 PM

Here's how to make licence plates, magazine covers, cardboard boxes, speed equipment decals and other detail items.....in scale!  A regular photograph is 4x6 inches. If you are working in 1/25 scale, multiply the photo size by 25. You get 100x150. Find a blank wall you can mark out a rectangle 100x150 inches. put the items you want in this rectangle (unfold boxes & flaten them out) Get your camera & stand back until the rectangle just fills your viewfinder. Take the photo. Print the photo and anything you put  in the box will be in 1/25 scale.  I always take a pic one step forward & one step back just in case I'm not filling the viewfinder exactly. This works for all scales, i.e. Working in "Military" scale? (1/35). Use the same formula. Multiply the photo sizes by 35.....your box will be 140x210 inches. To make this box fill the viewfinder you have to stand farther away, making everything in the photo that much smaller. Good Luck!

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:05 PM

I've always wondered, why some of these enterprising photo etch artist, don't do a custom plate set. Provide four or five plate blanks, half a dozen of each letter and number. Do separate sheets for the states. That way anyone can use the generic plates, and buy a set of "ohio" "california" or whatever state lettering, for the bottom. Might be tough to work with in 25th scale but would be great for 16th.... or is this another far fetched idea of mine?

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 6:51 AM

195X

I've always wondered, why some of these enterprising photo etch artist, don't do a custom plate set. Provide four or five plate blanks, half a dozen of each letter and number. Do separate sheets for the states. That way anyone can use the generic plates, and buy a set of "ohio" "california" or whatever state lettering, for the bottom. Might be tough to work with in 25th scale but would be great for 16th.... or is this another far fetched idea of mine?

 

I find it easier to use http://www.acme.com/licensemaker/.  Pick your state and the year plate you want, add your lettering and save the image to your computer.  Print it out on photo paper and glue it to your model.  Easy and done!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

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Posted by CanesBart on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:28 PM

mrmike

 

 
195X

I've always wondered, why some of these enterprising photo etch artist, don't do a custom plate set. Provide four or five plate blanks, half a dozen of each letter and number. Do separate sheets for the states. That way anyone can use the generic plates, and buy a set of "ohio" "california" or whatever state lettering, for the bottom. Might be tough to work with in 25th scale but would be great for 16th.... or is this another far fetched idea of mine?

 

 

 

I find it easier to use http://www.acme.com/licensemaker/.  Pick your state and the year plate you want, add your lettering and save the image to your computer.  Print it out on photo paper and glue it to your model.  Easy and done!

 

THIS!      You can also print on decal film, then apply to heavy aluminum foil (or a piece cut from a pan), then carefully etch the back side to get raised numbers (use decal solvent n the front)

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Posted by 195X on Thursday, February 09, 2017 10:33 AM

I was thinking along the lines of people who want 3d plates.

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Posted by peanutgallery on Thursday, February 09, 2017 3:31 PM

Foxer

Here's another with blank plates you can put your own numbers on that also has European plates ... Licenseplates.tv

I was even able to find the green and white Military plates I had on my VW Bug while serving in Germany and put the correct numbers on it!

 

Foxer, how to you reproduce the license plate from their website to print it in 1:24 scale

Dennis

 

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Posted by TarheelRick on Thursday, February 09, 2017 4:58 PM

"Foxer, how to you reproduce the license plate from their website to print it in 1:24 scale"  Copy and paste to whatever word program you have on your computer, reduce it to the size you want, and print.

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