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Importing instrument panels and editing them,how?

July 16 2017 at 11:36 AM
Magnus  (Login Magnus23)
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Hi!

Sorry for the vague question but here it is.

I´m going to scratchbuild a cockpit for my 1:32 N1K1 george by Doyusha.

One thing that Ive been thinking about for years is the possibilty to use an aircraft-sim instrument panel for dials and instruments, ie an instrument decal.

I would after that make a sandich construction with sheet styrene, I think you know how I mean.

An advantage would be that I would be able to "screw one up" and just prin another one.

Now, I ve downloaded a pic of an instrumentpanel but I cant cut it to size, also isnt there a possibility to get a ruler to draw and squueze a picture like 33mm bottom and 27mm height?

Im not used to work with these things so this is just an idea, if it would work it would be great.

Regards/Magnus

 
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Ferdico
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So you just need to print the image to scale?

July 16 2017, 12:08 PM 

If so, the easiest way might be to just set a percentage in you printer's dialog box.

Print the image full size, then measuere the length of the panel. Divide the target measurement (33mm, in your example) by the actual length. Let's assume it prints at 250mm: 33/250=.132. That tells you you'll need the original to be reduced to 13.2% for your 1/32 panel.

When you hit "Print," a dialogue box should come up where you can adjust print settings. you might have to open an "Options" menu, depending on your printer and software. Somewhere you'll see a "Size" box with a default setting of 100%. Type 13 in there and you are good to go.

Most imaging software will allow you to scale as well, but if it is all you need to do, and you aren't familiar with Photoshop, etc., this is the simpliest why to get where you are going.

Hope this helps, John

 
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Matt
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Why bother when there is a far easier and more accurate option?

July 16 2017, 3:24 PM 

Seeing as you'll be making your own IP anyway....


http://airscale.co.uk/store.php#!/Japanese/c/20654370/offset=0&sort=normal

 
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