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    How to make the lettering on panels?

    I'm trying to figure out how to do the lettering on my panels I want to back light them aswell so far what I've done is printed out the parts I want and place them on the mip and lay plexi over them but this doesn't look that good I guess I need a CNC machine but I dont have one of those. Does anyone make custom panels? Or better yet know how to do the lettering?

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    Re: How to make the lettering on panels?

    Manolo of Hispapanels makes any panel you like, very reasonable priced too.

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    Re: How to make the lettering on panels?

    Checkout this part on my site (Temp | Thair, we fly you Thair). I did it with sticky letters before spray painting the panels. After that you have to remove the sticky letters again.

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    Re: How to make the lettering on panels?

    Hi there, in my pre CNC days I made quite a few panels using the home printer which were reasonably successful and I wrote a four page article on how I did it which was published in Computer Pilot magazine. If you send me an email at gwyn737(at)live.com.au I will forward you the article in MS Word format!

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    Re: How to make the lettering on panels?

    Westozy:
    Why not publish the document in the tutorials section?
    Im always looking for new knowledge and techniques.
    And I think anyone in this forum will be grateful.
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: How to make the lettering on panels?

    Quote Originally Posted by D_Dragon View Post
    Checkout this part on my site (Temp | Thair, we fly you Thair). I did it with sticky letters before spray painting the panels. After that you have to remove the sticky letters again.

    Greetings,

    Theo.
    Theo using sticky letters is also how I did mine as my sim is based on 747-400 so it's not that easy to get panels but also I wanted to make them all myself anyway and it is extremely cost effective albeit time consuming and patience is required.The overhead took about 2-3 weeks to make/fully install(inputs only) inc backlighting.

    regards Jim
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