Scale7 JB Workbench.

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Scale7JB, 15 April 2010.

  1. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    The other day, it took 40 mins for TurboCad to say it couldn't fill the bolt head on the top left plate.

    Just done all of this in about 3 minutes.


  2. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    This might help with the letter forms.
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  3. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Thanks Dave!

    Good progress!


  4. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer


    Thats looking a lot better.

    But why are there 4 colours ? Red black blue and white ?

  5. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    This view shows all colours required by PPD's guidelines.

    Black - No etch
    White - Thru etch
    Red - Front etch
    Blue - Rear etch

    It's not complete yet of course...

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  6. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer


    PPD only need a front and a rear etch. Something to talk about the next time we meet.

  7. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    That's all I ever send PPD - in my case, Black = etch, White = no etch, but I have to admit, JB's artwork looks much prettier!


  8. JimG

    JimG Western Thunderer

    I send black and white drawings to PPD for the etch but my working drawings, like JB, are red (top side ) and blue (bottom side) since I find I can work out etch details and tabbing better in red and blue. It's not too difficult since the black and white fills can be produced as fills at the end of the drawing operation.

  9. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    I understand what you mean now, I was a little confused.

    I was talking to JB2 about it the other day. PPD can accept the four colours, but it's just a bit cheaper if you can send the two sides with all information. Maybe I'll look at the when I have completed the fills. Pretty keen to just get it sent off now though as I've had a request for two sets of etches already. I do need to draw up a few bits for the B2 now as well.

  10. Oz7mm

    Oz7mm Western Thunderer


    I draw using 4 colours then split the layers up to create the front and rear films in black and white only. Having all the layers visible and defined by colour keeps the whole clear in my mind.

    Just my way of working.

  11. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer


    Don't hurry to send it off, check and re check, it is all too easy to get something wrong.

    Those requests for etches can wait, they won't want an etch full of errors !

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  12. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Run your etch through a laser cutter first. That’s a quick way to check. Speak about it Sunday John
    Last edited: 7 December 2018 at 21:37
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  13. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Sheet 2 is pretty much done, but sheet 1 is going to take a little while longer sadly.

    I may well drop these files into TC to do the fills for the tabs, due to the different ways that the programs work.

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    If I get bored I might have a count up of parts to see how many compared to Mick's 650 on the W1...