Episode 83 17 Tarpaulins

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  1. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Folks,

    Well the cat was out of the bag a few days ago when I posted a preview of this weeks Gormo`s Shed.

    Yes gormoVision management is now seeking to widen their audience appeal through a concentrated marketing campaign targeting model railroading hot spots around the globe. Therefore previews could become a regular thing in the future depending on the availabilty of material......anyway I digress.!!

    TARPAULINS......
    yes there any number and varied commercial options available so why would you bother printing your own.???.......good question!!!.......and the only reasons I can come up with are these. Firstly you have control over what it looks like and also the size and colour of it. Secondly, you get the satisfaction of creating it yourself.......that`s it.!!!!

    So this weeks long winded ( 43 mins ) tutorial shows you how to make them yourself. You need a drawing program on your computer and you need a printer.

    There are a few ways to make your own tarps without a printer and I discuss these during the video, however the other methods produce only a plain tarp without lettering. They look very reasonable though and there are plenty of tutorials on the net to get you started in that direction.

    So have a look at this method in my video and see if it is of any use to you....but before you start you`d better get ample supplies of popcorn and beer......it`s a long one........Enjoy !!!!

    Tarpaulins



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  2. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Folks,
    One of my subscribers on YouTube, has kindly created some Tarpaulins for free download for those folks who don`t have or are not confident with drawing programs.
    He goes by the name of Timber Surf and here is a link to his web site where you can download the files. He suggests to avoid using Laser printers, because they print with a gloss effect that cracks when you scrunch up the tarp to distress it...........Enjoy!!!!

    http://www.elotion.co.uk/tarpaulin.html
    :tophat:Gormo
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Very handy link Gormo. :thumbs:
     
  4. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I had a look at his site and downloaded his tarps, LNER and BR.
    When I get my finger out I will print some off. I'm going to try blowing them up to O scale.

    Pete.
     
  5. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Keeps us posted Pete re blowing them up. :thumbs:
    Kim
     
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