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How I make my decals
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Here is a simple tutorial including tips.
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Tip 1. Measure your MOC before decaling so you know how big each decal should be.



Tip 2. Find images of what you have built on the internet for decal reference.


Tip 3. Find images of logos or anything else you need to use in your decaling.


Tip 4. Use auto shapes for the basics.


Tip 5. Some logos are not as easily found on the internet so free form shapes can be used to draw the logos.


Tip 6. Work on matching fonts with the fonts used by the railroad. Sometimes bolding a font will make it look closer to the real thing.


Tip 7. Format using fill color, line color, and size.


Tip 8. Designing decals takes some practice and experimentation as does building with Legos.




Comments

  October 29, 2011
You should check out brandsoftheworld.com for vector logos. They have a huge selection of logos. You can make them as big as you want and they won't lose quality!
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  June 29, 2010
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 thanks for the tip! your creations really stand out! and your decals make them reach the next level of realism! great work!
Thanks so much!
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  June 27, 2010
thanks for the tip! your creations really stand out! and your decals make them reach the next level of realism! great work!
Eric Starr
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Thomas N
  November 29, 2009
Thank you Eric! This will be a great help. My Union Pacific MP15 should be finished soon. Does this mean you're working on a Santa Fe boxcar? ~T
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  November 29, 2009
Quoting Thomas N Thank you Eric! This will be a great help. My Union Pacific MP15 should be finished soon. Does this mean you're working on a Santa Fe boxcar? ~T
Yes, I am currently working on a Santa Fe boxcar.
 
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