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  2. Agreed 👍, but my point was that Arma could easily provide a vector pdf to save us cutters a little effort. I do manual tracing within the Silhouette Studio program ... the Studio auto trace feature is getting better, but not precise enough for items like canopy masks. Gene K
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  4. It is very simple to take the vector line with a free open source image editing software. I used the Inkscape. 1. Take a screenshot and fill in the inside of the silhouette. (Black color) You can use any bitmap image editor, including a paint app. 2. Go to the Inkscape and use the "Trace bitmap". It is unfortunate that I can't share my example images.
  5. Halifax Canopy masks View File These two masks are for the Revell 1/72 Handley Page Halifax B Mk.I/II, GR.II. (kit number 04394) (may not be entirely accurate, BUT close enough for my tired old eyes...) I'm not too sure that I'll do any Turret masks for this kit as it will be a lot quicker just to cut out the masks using Tamiya Tape and a sharp exacto knife... Submitter DBB Submitted 06/18/2024 Category Canopy Masks  
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    These two masks are for the Revell 1/72 Handley Page Halifax B Mk.I/II, GR.II. (kit number 04394) (may not be entirely accurate, BUT close enough for my tired old eyes...) I'm not too sure that I'll do any Turret masks for this kit as it will be a lot quicker just to cut out the masks using Tamiya Tape and a sharp exacto knife...
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  8. Hello, title says it all. Does anybody have a source of available masks (I cant print or cut my own). I would prefer to purchase a pre cut set. Thanks Cheers Alan
    Nice job, Harry. Appreciate that you put the notations on a separate layer - cleans up cutting, and allows sketching the figures ... if wanted.👍 Gene K
  9. View File Tamiya 300061095 - Masken für FockeWulf FW190 A8/R2 FockeWulf FW190 A8/R2 Schnittmuster wurden vom Original-Masking-Sheet nachgezeichnet und passen sehr gut. Da ich Neuling auf diesem Gebiet bin, möge man mir Fehler verzeihen. Beim ersten Versuch hat das Schneideprogramm Doppel-Linen gezeichnet und der Plotter hat dann 13 Minuten gebraucht zum plotten. 😞 Beim zweiten Versuch ist jetzt alles richtig. 🙂 Viel Spass beim bauen des Modells! Harry Submitter Timbacat Submitted 06/11/2024 Category Canopy Masks  
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    FockeWulf FW190 A8/R2 Schnittmuster wurden vom Original-Masking-Sheet nachgezeichnet und passen sehr gut. Da ich Neuling auf diesem Gebiet bin, möge man mir Fehler verzeihen. Beim ersten Versuch hat das Schneideprogramm Doppel-Linen gezeichnet und der Plotter hat dann 13 Minuten gebraucht zum plotten. 😞 Beim zweiten Versuch ist jetzt alles richtig. 🙂 Viel Spass beim bauen des Modells! Harry
  11. Jean, Which template are you talking about -- I don't see a Bf109 E-7 file? Can you scan and post the decal sheet , please? What scale is it? Also, please post this in the appropriate forum so this topic doesn't get lost in introductions? Gene K
  12. Welcome aboard, Jean! You could try superimposing the mask designs over your original scans, and making them match up. Not sure if that's actually possible in practise, but just an idea that popped into my head. Kev
  13. Hi all, My name is Jean Gratton. Just learned about this site from the On the Bench podcast today. Boy this is phenomenal ! I've had the Silhouette for about a year or so and it's a great tool for this hobby but so far I've only used it to cut circular mask for car models. Recently I started a Bf109 E-7 and I wanted to use the masks for the markings but the scan of the decal sheet I made created rough copies at best. I'm so glad I found these great files but I have a question. The templates I downloaded give me the dimensions of the outer portion of the mask but how can size the actual cross to the dimensions I need. Thanks again and I hope to be able to share some of mine soon. Cheers from Ottawa region.
  14. Some things to check in the order that may help: __ Unscrew the blade cap and check that there's no debris around the blade and that it rotates freely. __ Reseat the blade holder making sure it's fully locked. __ Inspect the rollers, making sure they are in their proper positions (just off the sticky portion of the mat), and fully locked down. __If the sticky mat is not sticky enough, tape down the edges of the Oramask to keep it from slipping My Oramask 810 settings are the same as denders, that is Blade Depth 2, Force 6, Speed 5, and one pass. I also check Acceleration and Overcut on. Experiment increasing the cutting force and depth to cut through the Oramask to make handy custom pieces. Hopefully you won't need "customer support", because: not to be too negative, BUT ... I found it non existent and/or not helpful ... at all. I had problems with a new Cameo 4 doing some of the same things your 5 is doing, and had to describe in excruciating detail what my settings were, what file/files I was having the problem with, and they wanted a detailed video, among other things. They absolutely refused an exchange or refund, so I bought another 4 (I had given away my Curio and Cameo3, as well as my Portrait 3) The second 4 had similar problems, as were described online by frustrated others . I gave up and bought a Portrait 4, which works flawlessly! As an aside, I bought the machines at a local Hobby Lobby, that can't take returns per Silhouette policy. Accordingly, I recommend purchasing machines through Amazon who will take returns and issue credit or refunds! Outstanding machines ... when they work as advertised and designed. Good luck! Gene K
  15. Hi all, thanks for the reply’s, I am using a standard sticky matt which came with the machine and have even tried it matt-less and it yields the same results, and I have pretty much experimented with all the settings and it just exasperated the issue to a larger degree, the setting’s I have posted originally is what I found made it perform to where the issues where most minimal and the images contained are using these settings. I will try contact support and see if they can offer any solution, I even purchased a fresh blade and this made no difference. Thank you all for the advice and help, I will keep persisting and keep you guys updated 😆
  16. Using a mat was my initial thought too, it seems as though the Oramask may be “wandering” slightly during the cutting process.
  17. Something else just came to mind. Are you using one of the 'sticky' mats? If you aren't, I'm wondering if the Oramask is slipping. I usually cut a piece of masking material the size that I need and put it on one of the sticky matts.
  18. HI Matt. I don't have a '5' so I can't specifically speak to any sort of problems that may be particular to that model. I typically use, Blade Depth 2, Force 6, Speed 5, and one pass. Acceleration must be new on the '5'. I believe a number of other folks here use similar settings with 810. The depth setting is in tenth of a mm and blade depth of 1 is really close but if there are slight variations in the material, it might not cut all the way through the 810. A depth setting of 2 doesn't cut through the backer. If I purchased a '5', I would be inclined to use the setting that I've listed here and then experiment with the acceleration setting to see if it makes any improvements. I've found it is necessary, occasionally, to zoom in really closely and position the end point of lines. Also, don't forget the files area where others have uploaded various masks. Dave P.S. since Kev answered before I could submit reply, contacting support would probably be good too.
  19. Wow, that's annoying! If I were you, I'd take this issue directly to Silhouette, as this seems like a failure of the machine to perform properly. I think some tech support might be in order here. Kev
  20. Hello all, I am creating this post as I may need some guidance and help with a slight issue I am facing. I recently purchased at Cameo 5 to create paint masks for my builds using OraMask810, I have been doing quite a few test cuts to fine-tune the settings and I arrived at; Depth: 1 Force: 5 Speed: 1 Acceleration: 1 Passes: 1 No OVERCUT My issue is no matter how much I try to fine-tune the settings and get it dialled in I always seem to encounter my cuts not being totally accurate, such as my RAF 1/48 Roundals having a clear “step” showing the blade entry/exit point, and the smaller circles not being perfectly round. Also, my Luftwaffe Balkenkreuze even though I created the masks myself and made sure all the lines were straight and accurate some of the smaller lines were wonky and not cut straight as they should be, and maybe strangest of all the machine at the start of every operation makes a small cut to the left of the matt without any instruction to do so, (this is after the blade adjustments made by the auto blade.) Has anyone else encountered these issues and do they know what causes this and a possible solution? Thank you all in advance.
  21. I meant to report back on this ages ago, but one of the updates released since I made this post fixed the issue, and subsequent versions of Silhouette Studio have all been fine - not that I've really had any time to test them! I've just (finally) upgraded from the Basic (free) edition to Business Edition, so being much more productive at the workbench so far this year (4 completions already), I'm hoping to be able to use the Silhouette solution for my projects more often. Kev
  22. Yep, just upgraded from Basic to Business myself. Total cost was about AU$76, and I had a bit of trouble with the payment process, so Silhouette support helped me out nicely there. Now I just have to find the time to use it! Kev
  23. OK ... the 2024 Silhouette Studio Upgrade good deal, saving around 50%. Go to the bottom of this page to select the version you are interested in buying or upgrading: https://www.silhouetteamerica.com/shop/software-and-download-cards/silhouette-studio I upgraded from Designer to lifetime Business for a one time $25! Why? Gene K
  24. Limey, We haven't heard from you, so I went ahead and traced the Fat 284 ... and posted it in Downloads. It's a Silhouette Studio file, and since I don't have the decals, the file is not scaled. To do so, I need the height of the letters (or you could do that in Studio, if that's what you're using). Hope you're still planning on making the masks ... and that you'll post the results. 👍 Gene K
  25. View File Fat 284 Fat 284 Trace for @Scale Model Limey for his GWH 1/32 P40 . Gene K Submitter GeneK Submitted 05/10/2024 Category Specific Aircraft  
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    Fat 284 Trace for @Scale Model Limey for his GWH 1/32 P40 . Gene K
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