Large scale paper cars

Discussion in 'Commercial & Civilian Vehicles' started by nikischutt, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. nikischutt

    nikischutt New Member

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    Hello

    I'm struggling to find decent large scale (1:8, 1:10) paper cars. Anyone know of any good places?

    Niki
  2. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

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    Larger Car Models

    Yes, Niki,
    I know of one good supplier,

    Try Betexa in The Czech Republic - click 'Technical Models' in the upper menu in this link: http://www.betexa.cz/eng/btx-ramy.html

    There are some very fine car models in 1:18th scale there - I bought the Bugatti model some time ago. It is stunning!

    Best,
    Bengt :thumb:
  3. zealousy

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    Why not scale up an already existing smaller car? You can do it in Photoshop. Maybe there's an easier way to upscale.
  4. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

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    Very true, Viraj,

    I you have Photoshop CS, up-scaling is a piece of cake, with a JPEG, GIF or TIF image.
    With a PDF file, you can print any scale with good resolution, as long as you have a larger printer.

    Best,
    Bengt :thumb:
  5. zealousy

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    Even .pdf files can be opened in Photoshop CS. Although you can only open one page at a time. You can import it with a higher dpi for better results and later save it into a popular graphic format or even .pdf.
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    Stev0 Active Member

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    Betexa has larger scaled models.

    If you can find them TLModels have an assortment of 1:10 scale cars. I actually had the chance to buy 2 GT90's so the chances of finding and buying one is good.
  7. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

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    Viraj,

    Yes, I have also opened a lot of PDFs in Photoshop CS. I do that when I need to change something in a PDF model or when I want to alter the colors or contrast.

    /Bengt :thumb:
  8. zealousy

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    Even more Bengt..I recently added new alloy wheels, head lamps, tail lamps and other smaller details to a model I'm working on. Once you open the document in PS, you can add more realistic graphics very easily.
  9. OylPslyk

    OylPslyk Aspiring Usurper

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    I dont wanna raise another copyright stink, but where does that site get its models? has anyone purchased the Space Shuttle model from them?

    the site images look exactly like the fortezza shuttle (i built 6 of these for my son and his friends), page count is exactly the same too. :(

    thiers
    http://www.betexa.cz/eng/btx-ramy.html?tec_atlantis.html

    suspected original
    http://www.marscenter.it/veicol.asp?pa=6054

    can someone else who built it take a look?

    edit: I only ask because the original is a freely availably download from the authors site.