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Gauges for your dashboard

July 22, 2012

by Iggy Perez

As you know, we are working on two Stock Cars from the 50s – the 1957 Chevrolet Black Widow and the 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner driven by Fireball Roberts.

While working on the 57 Black Widow, I scratched built a small panel for the auxiliary gauges (as seen on the the Black Widows from that time). That was an easy task. Now,I needed gauges for the panel. I started looking for  decals in my spare parts box, but couldn’t find any. Bummer! All shops are closed and an internet order will take several days to get here.

So, i took some pics from gauges that I had and fixed them to fit the 1/25 scale! I have some white background gauges, some black ones and some with a little bit of rust patina. All in all, a nice small collection for your racers, rat rods, classic cars, hot rods or what ever you may want to used them for.

 

What do do now? First, right click on the image and save it to your hard drive (select “Save as..” on the right click menu or “Save Image”, depending on you computer). Now, you can either print them yourself or you can save them to a USB stick and have them printed in a photography shop – you may find photo printing machines that you can use in some places such as in a shopping malls or an electronics shops. In any case, you have to make sure that you don’t scale down or up the picture.

I’ll do some more gauges and scale them to different sizes, so you can use them on different scales and send them with our newsletter, to those subscribed to it – stay tuned!

albert July 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm

well i liked your artical on road signs the only problem i ( im a x computer tech ) found is when i print out the signs they are backwards if i put them against a light the back looks ok but no color how do i turn them over

Herve August 21, 2012 at 10:37 am

Hi chaps, I always red you with great pleasure !
This is a great idea this gauges for finishing our kits, thanks !
Herve from France

Iggy August 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Hello Herve,

I’m glad you find the gauges useful! Have fun!

Iggy

Francis Burgoyne September 3, 2012 at 8:48 am

Great idea, thanks guys. Just a note more for fellow users really, but on my desktop at work they only printout as a full page however my laptop prints them out at the correct scale. Cant work out why but just thought I would let you know in case have the problem and are thinking the cause is from here. By the way thanks for all the great tips as well guys.
Cheers
Francis

Seb September 17, 2012 at 9:59 am

Hi Francis! I’m glad you like our stuff!
For those of you having troubles when printing this ebook, check your printer settings and choose the option “actual size”.
Sometimes other options like “fit” or “shrink oversized pages” might be checked by default and that’s why you get a print out of scale.

Ruderat December 10, 2012 at 5:52 am

Hi,

Whowie this is à great ad to some RC scale projects.

Many thanks, best regards Michel Stomp (ruderat) The Netherlands

Seb December 15, 2012 at 2:42 am

We’ll consider it for sure. We have lots of ideas and not enough time to realize all of them, but RC is for sure on the list. Stay tuned!

ben kabay April 28, 2013 at 9:25 am

Hi can you send these out to all readers

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