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  2. Thanks guys, that’s certainly a big tick in the plus column for it. I can’t imagine I’ll ever get to a point that the software would be a limitation.
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  4. Phil, just to expand on Max's answer, the Silhouette Studio software that comes with the cutters works perfectly well on a Mac, so you'll have no worries. As Max says, it's also perfectly capable of meeting most of your basic needs, and you may never need to use a different application. Kev
  5. Morning Phil. I’m afraid I can’t give you much of a steer on your questions simply because I do all my design work directly with the Silhouette software, I have no experience of importing vector files or similar from external sources. The Silhouette software is perfectly capable of doing everything that you might conceivably need mask-wise though with obvious limitations on minimum sizes. Sorry that I can’t help further. Max
  6. Thanks Max im just wondering at this point what the minimum is that I’d need to be able to make canopy and the odd panel masks in terms of cutter and the best substrate to use too. Also; what software would I need and how easy is it to design your own masks and convert them into formats that the cutter can work with. I use a MacBook Air so it also needs to be iOS compatible. Many thanks in advance. Phil
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  8. Morning Phil, good to see you here. As you’ll see from many people’s comments here, the Silhouette is a real game-changer when it comes to modelling potential. If you need any further advice please ask away and collectively we’ll do our best to help out. Max
  9. Hello folks! found this forum after looking at the possibility of making my own masks for painting and I saw a link on LSP. I’ve recently spent ages cutting out some masks by hand for a few models especially canopies and I’ve tried the liquid masks but don’t necessarily like them either. Either way it’s frustrating so I’ve decided to look at the silhouette portrait cutter and wanted to find out more about the whole topic before I commit to buying one given the investment.
  10. mgbooyv8

    Letters

    You're welcome Max. This feature is similar to the point editor in CAD programme Rhino3D, which I'm familiar with. That's why I recognized its usefulness. 🙂 Cheers, Peter
  11. Mozart

    Letters

    Thanks Peter, I didn’t realise those arms could be used like that, it makes life considerably easier! 👍 Max
  12. mgbooyv8

    Letters

    That's a great tutorial! Let me add my two cents as well, i hope its OK, otherwise I'll ask Kev to move this post. I received my Silhouette Portrait 3 recently and am learning the software now. With the Basic Edition that comes with the Portrait 3 you can now import pictures and trace them. I'm making masks for the registration letters for a model of a Dutch civil general aviation plane (1/20 Fuji FA-200). On the dutch government website, articles about the prescribed letter font and -distance can be found. These include pictures of very crap
  13. IainM

    Letters

    That's a great tutorial, thank you!! Lots of interesting gen in there!
  14. IainM

    Germanic Font

    Thank you!! Will do!
  15. denders

    Germanic Font

    I have a TrueTypeFont Bloskschrift fur Flugzeuge I don't know where I got it. Do a Google Search for "Bloskschrift fur Flugzeuge Font" there are several listings.
  16. IainM

    Germanic Font

    Hi there Does anybody have an inkling of the type of font used for German WW2 aircraft as far as aircraft codes go? I was wondering if there is a specific (or close enough) font in the Silhouette Designer edition that can be used?
  17. Yep! From me to me 😂
  18. Welcome Iain, always good to see new members. Enjoy your new toy, it will soon become an essential item for you!
  19. Welcome aboard, Iain! New Christmas present, eh? Kev
  20. Hi all Just unboxed my Cameo 4 today, managed to get it set up, and imported some files into my library! Step 1 of many...😅 Thanks to everyone who has uploaded files so far, they're going to be a great help. I'll fumble my way along and hopefully get some in there as well one day! Now the learning begins!! Iain
  21. If you go to the Silhouette web site, they have a chart that shows the various features included in each version of the software. It is the same software with additional features enabled depending upon which Upgrade you purchase. Silhouette America - Software Features Comparison Chart
  22. Hahaha...you may be right that one must be American. I can't speak to the internationality of that commercial but I'm thinking it was domestic US only. Thanks for the tip on the newest additions to the included version of the software. I'll wait to see what the latest version has with it before committing to purchase the upgrade.
  23. And American too, probably. It's the same software, it's just that the paid version enables more features. Some of those features now seem to be available in the free version however (importing and auto-tracing images, for example), so I haven't felt the need to upgrade so far in my admittedly limited usage. Kev
  24. Mainly because I haven't opened it yet. I just added the title for those of us who remember the old commercial about the lady washing her hair and couldn't do a thing with it.... I guess you gotta be a boomer to remember that commercial. Anyway, the box is sitting on a chair next to me and I'm almost ready to crack it open and have a look at what's in the box. From reading, I guess it's best to invest in the design software from Silouette rather than just the stock software as it gives you better/more options?
  25. No, just the indicator though I always lightly run my finger across the end just to gauge how much blade is sticking out.....be careful!
  26. I just wanted to drop in and wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and hope that you are all safe and well. Kev
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