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Free Tutorial: Making Road Signs

May 28, 2011

I was on the phone with my brother the other day and he said something like: “would be cool to write a tutorial on how to make road signs out of soda cans”. I was so amazed about the idea, that I couldn’t let it wait more – so I started to experiment.

Road Signs - How to make road signs - PREVIEW

The process is pretty simple and it is completely explained in this instruction. The tutorial includes several signs in scale. The sizes have been scaled down to 1/25 (also good for 1/24 scale) , based on the original regulations for the US. These traffic shields are great for any junkyard diorama – or road diorama, too! You may weather, bend and pile them on a truck or just in a corner. Or put them on the side of a road, with a great ride next to it.

We will make more print ready, in scale, road signs soon – I just need a break from this for a few days right now, I see traffic signs everywhere :)  We will distribute them only on our newsletter, as a token of appreciation to our most loyal followers. Feel free to join us by registering to get this goodies and more.

Hope you like it! To download the signs in 1/25 scale right click here and save the file (you need Adobe Acrobat to read the guide). Want the signs in 1/18 scale? Then right click here and save the file.

Road Signs - How to make road signs

Steve May 29, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Thank you guys for the tutorial! It’s a great idea!

Seb June 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I’m glad you liked it!

charly June 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm

just downloaded the ebook. cool guys! thanks!

Seb June 11, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Cool! Feel free to send us pics of the results!

Dingo December 24, 2011 at 11:33 am

I have just finished reading the e-book after downloading it a few days ago, it’s a great read and has helped me heaps in doing better work of my dioramas thanks heaps guys.

Iggy December 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

thank you very much for the feedback! I’m happy you liked this goodie :)

Tracy Bales February 27, 2012 at 3:57 am

Hi guys,
Thanks for the awesome tutorial on road signs as well as the printable signs. I have another use for these. I’ve known guys in the past when building their 1/1 hotrods, come upon the need to patch or create a floorboard. A late night trip to a secluded road would provide them with a few road signs to make their floorboards. I think after following your excellent directions they would look great as a floor in a rat rod build!

Thanks again,

Tracy Bales February 27, 2012 at 4:27 am


Sorry guys! I suggested using your road signs as rat rod floor boards about 2 minutes before watching your video 24 hours of LeJunk.

Oh Well, Just goes to show ya’ Great Minds Think Alike


Seb February 27, 2012 at 8:42 am

Hi Tracy, I thought you already had seen our video and your were talking about it. Cool! I’m glad you liked the video! Have you also seen this one?

Tony Murdoch March 5, 2012 at 2:41 am

Just downloaded your road-sign instruction set. What a find!!!!!!! Gotta buy some more ink tomorrow!!!!!Tony p.s I just keep finding really good stuff on your website & I’ve hardly scratched the surface, thanks again!!

Seb March 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Thanks Tony for all your great feedback around our site! Stay tuned, lots of more cool stuff will be coming soon. We hope we had 48hs-days to execute all the ideas we have in mind… We’ll be building them one by one.

Dr. Kerry July 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Great stuff guys, lovin all the helpful hints and ideas.

Seb July 16, 2012 at 9:18 am

Thank you Dr. Kerry!

Cliff "Caveman" Cost August 1, 2012 at 3:36 am

I want to Thank you guys first and foremost…….. Your site,videos,ebooks and downloadables are AWESOME. I come from the Model Big Rig world and a good friend of mine sent me a bag of real rust. For the life of me I wondered and puzzled myself trying to figure out how he done it. (well now i know) I am loving the old rusty junker stuff more. My best model has to be my (scratch built) Industrial Log Splitter. It is not weathered or show room perfect but with everything I’ve been seeing here it would make it 100% better .

Thanks for all you’ve done and continue to succeed at.

Iggy August 3, 2012 at 5:55 am

Hey Cliff,

thanks for the comment and for your kind words! We will keep it up! I’m glad you enjoy our work.


Oliver February 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Great project. This makes things way easier. Thanks

Iggy February 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Hey Oliver,

thanks for the comment! Have fun making sings 😉


Russell W. Poland February 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Hey Thank You Guys!
Fantastic download, can’t wait to try them out!
Thank You again.

Iggy February 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

Hey Russ,

I’m glad you liked it! Have fun!


ben kabay April 26, 2013 at 8:24 am

Grest stuff guys keep up the good work

Dave April 25, 2014 at 1:37 am

Thank you iggy and seb for sending me all this cool stuff, it really is appreciated.

Seb Perez April 30, 2014 at 11:44 am

Hi Dave, you’re welcome!

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