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 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2018 11:19 pm
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Traingeekboy



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Progress has been slow. But that dead time is always time to think about HOW to do a project.
I am back at it and have decided to try making templates for the side walls out of paper in order to do a test fitting.
I am using photoshop, but I think a free program like Gimp would like serve just as well.
Ok, so the cut out piece are scanned so that I can get a 1-1 image.





These are then aligned and I used "guides" the blue lines to define my panel area.





Now the last stage is to make a selection, or mask, that I can drop some filler into,
and I have a pattern I can print and cut out and tape together with my actual loco pieces.





I would have done more work, but I had a software failure. Lost ALL my work.
But I do have these screen grabs I can refer to.
I will simply take that last one and re-scale it to fit 1-1- and see how it looks.
Slow progress, but a real learning experience for using a computer to make templates for Real models. ;)




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