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  2. It's been too long and busy a day to open the box but tomorrow morning I'm gonna start playing with it. I bought some mask sheets at the store to learn on but also ordered a bunch of Oramask 810 sheets that should be here next week. I'm sure I'll have questions but I hope I'll be able to contribute to the site soon too. Al
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  4. I think I found a font that will work. Something called GL Antique Plus looks very close to many of the decal sheets I have viewed online.
  5. Thanks, I have never posted over there so I am in the waiting for validation phase. I will ask when I get in.
  6. James, good question but you may be more likely to get an answer on somewhere like Britmodeller.
  7. Does anyone know what font is used on Japanese tail codes for naval aircraft in the 41-43 time period? I am working on an old Fujimi kit in 1/72 and the decal sheet is missing. Wanted to use the Silhouette to cut out some masks and figure a font, if I can find one, would produce better tail codes than if I trace a decal sheet. Thanks in advance, James
  8. The standard blade supplied with the machine is adequate for the vast majority of jobs. I bought the heavier duty blade for cutting thicker plastic but I haven't really tried it out properly yet.
  9. I don't have my cutter yet but have been playing with the software. I have Design CAD and have been making drawings in that and exporting them as JPG files which open right up in the free Silouette program with no upgrades. I used to work with AutoCAD but don't remember if it will export JPG.
  10. Thanks Kevin. I'll keep that in mind. I don't want to cause any problems with the forum but I would like to contribute if I can.
  11. For personal use, you can pretty much do whatever you want. But I'd say if you've scanned a commercial decal sheet and turned it into a cutting file for masks, then it's probably best not to upload it here. If you've used it as the basis for a custom design, or used just a specific element on the sheet (like the shark mouth that you mentioned), then you can probably get away with it. Kev
  12. I've been playing with creating files in Design CAD which I am familiar with and saving them as JPG files. They seem to open up and work just fine in the Silouette software. It's pretty easy to scan and trace in Design CAD so it should be pretty easy to convert a decal sheet. Is it OK to use files converted from decal sheets here? I don't want to have any copyright problem's. I wanted to try to do some off a P-40 decal sheet with a good old shark mouth.
  13. AlbertD

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    Thanks Max. Stuff like this will sure be a huge help to get a good start when I get mine. I can hardly wait.
  14. Thank you. Seeing you guys paint on the great markings pushed me over the edge and want one. Builds like the above Mustang just look so much better than decals. I have used store bought a couple of times but it can be hard to fund just what you need. It will be nice to be able to just cut a new mask when one gets messed up too. I hope I can eventually contribute to the library on here.
  15. Good to see you here Albert, you won't regret going down the Cameo route, it's the best modelling decision I ever made, and for more reasons other than just markings.
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  17. It's beautiful work like this that convinced me I need a Cameo machine. That Mustang is gorgeous.
  18. Good to see you here Flip. If you have anything specific to ask, feel free to do so. Can't guarantee an answer but I'll do my best!
  19. Welcome aboard, Flip! Great to have you here. Kev
  20. Hi all Thanks for letting me be part of this group. My name is Philippe (Flip) Hendrickx and i'm an avid modeller from Belgium. My main interest is airplanes (all scales) but having said that, i'm interested in all aspects of our hobby. I recently bought a 2nd hand Silhouette Cameo 3 cutter so i'm rather new this, so I hope to learn a lot here and to be able to contribute as well as soon as possible. Best regards Philippe
  21. View File F102 Canopy Revell 144.svg Canopy, wheel, and intake splitter masks for the Revell 1:144 F-102A. This is the mold as used by Arii, Otaki, and Entex. The canopy matches the kit part fairly well, but the frames look oversized for the scale to my eye. These were downscaled from 1:72 and adjusted to fit this kit. Submitter MichaelS Submitted 10/18/2020 Category Canopy Masks  
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    Canopy, wheel, and intake splitter masks for the Revell 1:144 F-102A. This is the mold as used by Arii, Otaki, and Entex. The canopy matches the kit part fairly well, but the frames look oversized for the scale to my eye. These were downscaled from 1:72 and adjusted to fit this kit.
  23. View File WW2 British/Commonwealth Squadron Signs 1/35 These are 1/35 squadron signs used on British and Commonwealth armor in WW2. Submitter jguld Submitted 10/16/2020 Category Vehicles - AFVs & Military  
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    These are 1/35 squadron signs used on British and Commonwealth armor in WW2.
  25. Jerry, you have one, or more settings wrong if the cut is through to the mat. Firstly check your blade depth, it really shouldn’t need to be more than 3 for vinyl. When you press the Send button, check the force of cut, typically 4 is ok, and one pass only. Hope this helps. Max
  26. Welcome aboard, Jim! Hopefully you will find the site useful. Kev
  27. jguld

    Hello all

    Thanks for the add. Newbie here, picked up a Silhouette Cameo a couple months back and have been trying it out. Upgraded to the designer edition and downloaded Inkscape to work in. Found this group through Scale Modelers Critique Group. Still learning the programs and trying to find the best way to trace decal sheets. So far it seems better to work in Inkscape and use the bezier tool to trace. Using the trace tool in Silhouette wasn't working great for me, so I'm open to suggestions. 1/35 armor guy Jim Guld
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