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May 06, 2005, 01:30:04 PM
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bhop73

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Anybody know of a way to make raised lettering?  I'm working on my Mitsubishi Eclipse model and need to put some lettering on the engine's cam cover since the model doesn't have it...

If anyone's interested in the build-up ...
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=404279

May 06, 2005, 01:41:59 PM
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What size?
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May 06, 2005, 02:00:36 PM
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Alphabet pasta? :lol:

I've had accidentaly slightly raised lettering from rub-on lettering that I painted over. Letraset brand press-type. Not very raised, but a couple layers of the letters could potentially do it. I hear that people scrape letters from sprues and whatnot too.

You know... carvingmirror letters  into styrene/clay and pouring resin onto it might work too. Then you can scrape the letters. Or maybe even make a "stencil" of sorts to add the letters with putty.

May 06, 2005, 03:06:55 PM
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Alphabet pasta? :lol:

I've had accidentaly slightly raised lettering from rub-on lettering that I painted over. Letraset brand press-type. Not very raised, but a couple layers of the letters could potentially do it. I hear that people scrape letters from sprues and whatnot too.

You know... carvingmirror letters  into styrene/clay and pouring resin onto it might work too. Then you can scrape the letters. Or maybe even make a "stencil" of sorts to add the letters with putty.


I've heard, and actually seen some customs in either Hobby Japan or Dengeki, where they use a sharp hobby knife, and slice the letters off the sprues, then glue them onto the model kit...

May 11, 2005, 07:27:21 AM
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You can get PE Numbers and letters and Archer Fine Transfers makes dry transfers that can be used as casting numbers or in your case lettering on your valve cover.

http://archertransfers.com/

August 14, 2005, 07:01:09 PM
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I  know I am replying long after this has been discussed but I was once told that some people photo etch letters.  Seeing how some of you photo etch your own things or know some one who does I don't see why you couldn't get the words you want etched and go from there.  Never thought about useing the letters on a sprue though it would be useful..

August 14, 2005, 07:05:07 PM
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I have a tank that I've been using for parts. It came with sections of the sprue flattened with raised letters and numbers meant to slice off. Nice feature. It was an Academy M-10.

August 15, 2005, 12:58:56 AM
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I bought some 1.5 mm letters from a model shop the other day they come on sprues and are made bySlater's plastikard. On each sprue you get about 4 of each letter and number. They also make them in many differant sizes.

http://www.slatersplastikard.com/7mm%20Products/slaters%20alphabets.htm