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Dash details ?
wolfsix
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Ohio, United States
Joined: September 27, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 07:25 AM UTC
Hi all

Does anyone know of any way to add gages and instruments faces to a Dash board?

HarryD
MrRoo
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 07:46 AM UTC
scale a pic of the dashboard down using photoshop. Then use a punch and punch out the instruments and glue them in place. When dry use a toothpick and put a drop or two of clear gloss varnish on them to seal them off.
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 08:33 AM UTC
You can even place the photoshop reduced image as on overlay for a piece of thin styrene, punch through the styrene and place the card over the original dash. This will give you depth and you can really add a nice drop of gloss or varnish in the recess.

Or go a step further - do an instrument sandwich. bottom bread = original dash, sandwich 'stuff' is the photo shop printed instrument panel with dials, needles, and numbers etc, top bread = the sheet styrene with holes cut out as an overlay.
blaster76
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 08:35 AM UTC
If the detail is there, put a spot of black paint in the circe then dry brush white. I like the picture idea, just real hard to find pictures of the dash to do that with. Does Archer have a decal set of dash gages?