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hello friends .

I'm looking decals for british license plates .
Any infos will be highly appreciate to find something at 1/32 scale .

many thanks .
 

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The type face for UK number plates is called 'Charles Wright'. I downloaded a copy from a free fonts website a few years ago then just use Power Point to create and size them. The font width is slightly different pre and post 2001 because of the extra character used after 2001, but at 1/32 it's not noticeable.

If you want it and can't find it then PM me and I'll email the file to you.

Cheers, Paul
 

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If you have the capability to print your own decals a great way to produce number plates is to use an on-line number plate supplier, like this one... LINK
The on-line designer allows you to imput the plate you want, front and rear, it will do silver on black and modern, and difference sizes.

Once you have the plate you want on screen you simply 'right click' your mouse on the plate and select 'save picture as', you can then save an image of the two plates and then resize and print them out.

Like this:-

 

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Now that is what I call CLEVER!

Remember folks, you can't print white on an ordinary printer, only something like an Alps. You need to buy white decal paper for laser or inkjet. In the latter case you need to spray with clear lacquer to seal the ink or it will run when you soak it. Decal paper is available from www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk. Great service.

Oh, and another easier way to produce licence plates is to download a plate through Google images and resize. You could find a photo of a car with a suitable plate and crop the image down, or even take it yourself, maybe even the plate on your own car. This way you also get the light and shadows right.
 

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Or you could print onto a sticky backed label and just cut to size and peel off and stick on, being a number plate the slight thickness of the paper shouldn't be an issue. Saves a lot of trouble using the more expensive decal paper and laquer for a couple of little number plates.
 

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great . I think i have all I need . Thanks a lot .

As I'm building only british cars for the next monthes ....
 
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