Think Jays Galactica is lonely, need some help

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by jwhawk04, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The stand look GREAT!!!
    Silver or gray would also look good.
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Mk VII in the works

    Hi, fans! :wave:
    As some of you might know Rhaven and I are preparing a "parking lot" :)mrgreen:) for the Raptor and Ninjatoes excellent Mk. II.
    All we need now would be a new unfold of the Mk. VII. I've noticed that the proportions and the tail section of the CG model from the ship pack team are flawed. :cry:
    I've revised the model and will give you a new model soon. Stay tuned! :wave:
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    MK-VII VIPER?!?!?!?!
    I am looking forward to building that and adding it to my collection
  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Nice to hear! BTW, this is what I have done to make the model more accurate: The tail had a lift and the body was made slimmer.

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  5. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Patch for raptors

    I'm getting ready to start the Raptor project and I want to do it right, I see from the downloads section that there are patches available for the Green Raptor and the MediVac Raptor. Is there a patch needed for the Desert Raptor?
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The patches for the Green Raptor and the MedEvac Raptor are needed for the paint scheme of the tail.
    The Desert and Gray Raptors do not have the same paint scheme and do not need the patch.
    You will however need the engine former patch though.

    Good luck with your build and I look forward to seeing your work.
  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Yeah, right. BTW, you can grab the latest version of the files (with patches included) from Steve's site, www.stevespaper.com .
  8. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Ok large format printing from Staples for this will be $45 might as well buy the resin kit :-( If is shrink it on the printer to fit letter size it would be 91% of original size, which would be about what scale? also would the stand still fit it? will all the pages of parts print shrunk the same amount?
  9. sjsquirrel

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    When you say large format, what size paper do you mean?
    If you print all pages at the same scale the stand will still fit the model.

    I see your issue though; there's a few pages that have parts cut off at the bottom if the A4 size pattern is printed on letter without scaling.

    @ Revell-Fan - I've started doing my developments on A4 as well, but in Pepakura I set the top and bottom margins to 15mm and don't get too close to the bottom with parts. If you set the margins to 20mm you fit letter size paper easily, but I find it leaves too much white space at the top of the page. You can set it to 20mm temporarily, see if anything is sticking over the bottom margin, and then set it back to 15 though. It's a nice quick double check.

    Steve
  10. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    That's a good idea! I'll give it a try with my next kits. :thumb:
  11. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Staples print guy said to print full size A4 here they would have to print on 11"X 17" cardstock and trim it down.
  12. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    I got the parts sheets for my MedEvac Raptor printed at Staples.
    We struggled to get it to fit correctly on A4 as the guy said that his printer MUST have a margin around the print, and this resulted in having some parts cut off at the edges.
    I ended up printing the parts on A3 to make sure everything fit. He very kindly only charged me for A4.:mrgreen::thumb:
  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    If you can get A4 card stock from Staples, (and if you have a printer as well) you can print it out yourself. Just set the PDF settings for "page scale" to NONE. That way, you will not have anything "CUT OFF".

    Good luck with your build. I am looking forward to seeing it.
  14. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Staples here in the US don't have A sized paper :-(
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    Just for reference. Photoshop is a great way to take a .pdf apart and rearrange the parts to work for what you need. :)

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  16. Revell-Fan

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    If you have difficulty printing my kits on letter size paper you are free to extract the pages and re-arrange them in your favourite graphic program. I recommend PDFill PDF Tools (Free) for converting the *.pdfs into *.jpgs and vice versa ( http://www.pdfill.com/ ) and TheGimp for editing the image files ( http://www.gimp.org ).
  17. Lisac1606

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    Thanks for the info! Someone mentioned Photoshop, but the last time I checked it was quite expensive...
  18. sjsquirrel

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    If there is a specific model you would like reformatted just tell me which one and I would be happy to do it. Most (all?) of Revell-Fan's Battlestar Galactica models are also hosted on my website, so I would then add it to the downloads there so people can download either size.

    And for what it's worth, Gimp (Gimp.org) can actually read PDF files directly. I've created a blank letter sized template that I open as another layer with the model I'm rearranging and then I have a nice guide to move things around.

    Steve
  19. Revell-Fan

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    Hi Steve! I'll send you the ones which haven't been added to your DL section soon.
  20. johnnyboyirish

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    Nice job on the weathering effects on the Y-Wing