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wallace

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ships name plaque's
« on: March 02, 2010, 07:15:23 pm »

Here's a good one for you all.  :-)) :-))   I'm after a site  etc who does  name Plaque's for my boat
size around  50mm X 10mm  to go each side of the boat would like the plaque in brass and the name of the ship
 engraved and mounted on the wood with the name painted to stand out have try the engraver by me but no luck.
Please get the thinking caps on.  :-)) :-)) :-))
                                                                   wallace
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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 07:18:32 pm »

How about people who make trophys for competitions etc...
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Bryan Young

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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 07:29:52 pm »

Is it an RN sort of ship or a Merchant vessel?
I've got hundreds of ships crests on disc that are easily copied and printed to whatever size you wish.
I've found, in the past, that an engraved crest is, to the normal observer, is indistinguishable to a printed one....and the printed one can be "renewed" many times over. Just a thought. BY.
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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 11:59:06 pm »

Have you thought about  home etching (will post pics of my---humble) version tomorrow  :embarrassed:
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wallace

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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 10:04:40 am »

Thank you .
                    wallace  :-))
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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 12:17:33 pm »

I was thinking along similar lines to Phil. Look in yellow pages for photo etching.
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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 03:13:07 pm »

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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 03:38:22 pm »

Wallace, this any good?
I'm not convinced that a plaque on each side is/was the RN way of doing things though. That seems more like the American way. We tend to have a single plaque on the bridge front.
At the size you require, is etching going to be worth it? Using your printer on "custom settings" you can print out as many, and whatever size you desire. Mounted on a small wooden backing and laquered I doubt if the difference will be all that noticable. BY.
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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 06:02:46 pm »

hi there Wallace

When you say plaque, do you mean a plaque which goes on the side of your Stand?    With the name of the ship on??

what I have done in the past, is get some polished brass - from the scrap yard - the stuff which comes from the letterboxes (brass flaps) - cut to size and then use the Letter sets with nice lettering - done the name of the vessel and then varnished over the top with satin varnish - from Humrol.

aye
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wallace

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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 07:14:48 pm »

Hi to all who have replied  you all have been so helpful  many many great tips and Im going to use the Sir Lancelots crest as well.
will get back to you all.
        wallace    :-)) :-))
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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 09:02:04 pm »


Assuming you only want the Name engraved, then I would recommend a local shoe repair shop.

Mine does engraving onto plates.

Another thought is Funeral directors. They have their own engraving machine and don't make too many plates a day.   :embarrassed:

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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 10:41:51 pm »

Ok.

Maybe it's that time of night.

Anyone else wince when they see the apostrophe placement in this thread's title?

Other than that I'm saying nothing.  :-X

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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2010, 10:52:53 am »

If you want to have a try yourself, read this one

  http://steampunkworkshop.com/electroetch.shtml

  Regards  Ian.
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modelbob63

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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2010, 09:33:26 pm »

Try Paul or Julie at
www.nameitplates.co.uk
 they only make plates for modelers though i have used them to make up our clubs comp medals,very accomodating and are tenfold cheaper than your local trophy shop engraving
Bob Parker :}
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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2010, 09:51:34 pm »

 %) Of course you could try the old way i use to make military flags ,print the image (boats name) reverse the image in your pc print now the clever bit ,paint with w/proof pva over the image give it a couple of coats allow to dry now with a DAMP sponge remove the paper and if careful you will find that the print is on the pva  with no paper attatched, now turn over ,trim, and glue to model the name is now the correct way around,varnish if required    this system allows for a certain amount of flexiblity as the pva will bend around odd shapes
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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2010, 08:02:18 am »

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wallace

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Re: ships name plaque's
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2010, 07:55:52 pm »

Just a very big thanks to you all with your help with name plates I have gone with
www.nameitplates.co.uk      and Julie has been great so I'm happy and the plates look fab
will deal with them again. Thank you all.  :-)) :-)) :-))   wallace
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