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Where can I get 1/24 gauges decals?


Zonic2001
07-31-2013, 08:37 AM
I damaged the waterslide gauge decals that came with the 1/24 scale car kit I'm currently building therefore, I searched on-line and can't find waterslide gauge decals unless they are called differently. I order acetate gauges but don't know how to install them, never used them before and they came without instructions. They don't seem to have a sticky back, maybe they are too old, soooo... how are they installed?

Zonic2001
07-31-2013, 08:38 AM
I'm looking for single dials. I need a bigger size dial for the tachometer and then two smaller ones like for oil pressure etc.

Zonic2001
07-31-2013, 09:00 AM
Also, if someone has a .jpg or .tif image of gauges, I can print my own waterslide decal.

freakray
07-31-2013, 09:11 AM
If you want to print your own gauge faces, what's to stop you doing a google image search and grabbing the images you like, scaling them down and then printing them in high resolution?

http://www.google.com/search?q=automotive+gauge+faces&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7MXGB_enUS524&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=nwr5UcqHE5Tb4APLl4DABQ&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1521&bih=752

If you want to buy something pre-made, there are several options available. I know Kevin has been struggling to keep up of late, but his store has several options available:
http://www.stradasportsstore.com/shop-bin/sc/productsearch.cgi?search_field=gauges&storeid=*2667f5a415d689473e4b71016ba6d1dbd95e9c9f6 c

What acetate gauges did you get? Different brands require different approaches. You can probably install them with a little white glue or clear parts cement on the back. You can also drill out the dash opening where the gauge is and mount the gauge face from the back to give the subject more depth.

Assuming these questions all pertain to the 917K kit you mentioned in a previous thread, if they are, keep in mind you want to go with a more vintage look gauge face unless you're doing a custom build.

There are a lot of ways to approach gauges, I know there are other folks here that can provide you with more options.

CFarias
07-31-2013, 09:14 AM
If you haven't already, try Model Car Garage (http://www.modelcargarage.com/store/pc/default.asp).

Zonic2001
07-31-2013, 09:39 AM
If you haven't already, try Model Car Garage (http://www.modelcargarage.com/store/pc/default.asp).

Those are the acetate dials I have. thanks!

Zonic2001
07-31-2013, 09:45 AM
If you want to print your own gauge faces, what's to stop you doing a google image search and grabbing the images you like, scaling them down and then printing them in high resolution?

http://www.google.com/search?q=automotive+gauge+faces&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7MXGB_enUS524&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=nwr5UcqHE5Tb4APLl4DABQ&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1521&bih=752

If you want to buy something pre-made, there are several options available. I know Kevin has been struggling to keep up of late, but his store has several options available:
http://www.stradasportsstore.com/shop-bin/sc/productsearch.cgi?search_field=gauges&storeid=*2667f5a415d689473e4b71016ba6d1dbd95e9c9f6 c

What acetate gauges did you get? Different brands require different approaches. You can probably install them with a little white glue or clear parts cement on the back. You can also drill out the dash opening where the gauge is and mount the gauge face from the back to give the subject more depth.

Assuming these questions all pertain to the 917K kit you mentioned in a previous thread, if they are, keep in mind you want to go with a more vintage look gauge face unless you're doing a custom build.

There are a lot of ways to approach gauges, I know there are other folks here that can provide you with more options.

I don't buy from Strada. Yes, I can do and done before decals from internet pics. I was looking for a file from someone in here that has reduced it and is ready to print. But thanks anyway. Yes, is the 917K and I already have the 1970's look in mind but at that size anything that looks closer will do.

CFarias
07-31-2013, 10:43 AM
If you can get guages as .png files instead of .tif or .jpg that would be ideal. Png files are like fonts they can be scaled up or down without any loss of detail except what your printer is limited to.

Zonic2001
07-31-2013, 10:48 AM
If you can get guages as .png files instead of .tif or .jpg that would be ideal. Png files are like fonts they can be scaled up or down without any loss of detail except what your printer is limited to.

Wow, I learned something today, thanks!

nascar49
07-31-2013, 04:31 PM
Those are just three sets that I have saved, the seller has a lot more

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271163115517?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281092282181?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281067613992?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

Zonic2001
07-31-2013, 04:53 PM
Those are just three sets that I have saved, the seller has a lot more

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271163115517?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281092282181?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281067613992?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

Those are the acetate gauges I have already. But thanks my friend.

What I'm planning to do is to copy the acetate gauges into a waterslide paper and use the decals then.

nascar49
07-31-2013, 11:10 PM
Those are the acetate gauges I have already. But thanks my friend.

What I'm planning to do is to copy the acetate gauges into a waterslide paper and use the decals then.

I am sorry, was not aware, what is the difference , or am I missing something?:grinyes:

Zonic2001
08-01-2013, 07:57 AM
I am sorry, was not aware, what is the difference , or am I missing something?:grinyes:

Acetate is a very thin plastic sheet. Those gauges are printed in that type of sheet. Therefore, you first need to cut out the gauge, then glue it behind a hole on the dashboard or you can glue it on the front of the gauges area, but this way it will protrude out a little. You can finish it with the PE ring that is provided with the gauge. Bottom line, is NOT a waterslide decal. Is a piece of plastic sheet with a print that you glue on. :smile:

nascar49
08-01-2013, 04:14 PM
Acetate is a very thin plastic sheet. Those gauges are printed in that type of sheet. Therefore, you first need to cut out the gauge, then glue it behind a hole on the dashboard or you can glue it on the front of the gauges area, but this way it will protrude out a little. You can finish it with the PE ring that is provided with the gauge. Bottom line, is NOT a waterslide decal. Is a piece of plastic sheet with a print that you glue on. :smile:
Thank you

spotmodel
08-06-2013, 06:58 AM
Virages have some decals:

http://shop.spotmodel.com/product_info.php?products_id=11882

GemOnline
04-16-2014, 02:56 PM
its quite late to post a reply on this thread, but would like to bump my comment... i guess, you should try the cut-out decals. They're are customized already and shaped according to its designs.

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b507/stickoutart/OctopusCloseUp_zps67c18be6.jpghttp://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b507/stickoutart/06d947d0-da81-4ec4-a4cd-e1f768f549d9_zpsc3883e52.jpg

ffreak
04-16-2014, 04:57 PM
http://ecsvr.com/slx/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=1&subcat=100&cat=Goodies

RonCla
04-16-2014, 06:21 PM
http://www.bestbalsakits.com/tamiya/tamiya-detail.asp?kitnumber=2566

spotmodel
04-17-2014, 04:44 AM
http://shop.spotmodel.com/index.php?cPath=37_100

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