Nice Cold PEPSI, Anyone?

Discussion in 'The Academy' started by Arlaghan, Dec 8, 2003.

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  1. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    I was looking for graphics on the net for the interior of the gas station, when I came across something I thought would be quick and easy to make... Sure was! :)

    A nice quick 15 minute project. (Well, if you only count assembly.)

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  2. philip

    philip Guest

    heck yeah

    Hey Man, Is that one of those lead pencil refills for mechanical pencil? That look real good A..........:thumb:

  3. Anachron

    Anachron Member

    Wow very cool :D
    Can't u give us the image you used? :)
  4. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Re: heck yeah

    Actually, are you ready for this? It's posterboard! :) What I did was make a "box" out of posterboard, painted it black, and then layered the graphic on the front and two sides with spray adhesive. I shot it with some fixative to give it the glossy look. I plan to mass produce these little suckers and pepper them all over my module (and other people's modules, if they'll let me LOL)
  5. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Sure thing! Here you go! (You might have to finagle with it a little bit... I've set it at 600dpi - which is what my printer puts out - so you might have to adjust the size and settings to match your printer. This is N scale, by the way. Just print it out twice as big for HO scale.)

    Coke and Dr. Pepper machines in the works. ;)

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  6. Anachron

    Anachron Member

    hehe you can make one some for me :D

    what I ment was that it would be nice if you could give me the graphics you used, I want to build one to :)
  7. Anachron

    Anachron Member

    whoops there it came
    thanx a lot! :D
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Hey I just tried to get a Pepsi and lost 50 cents!!!! Where's my refund? :p :rolleyes: :D Nice work Arl! :thumb:
  9. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    That's because they are 65 cents. :) You just gave the next person in line a 50 cent head start! LOL

    But if you like Coke, that machine will be ready in a few minutes. ;)
  10. rguyett

    rguyett Member

    looks neat nice work
    they will look good on anybodys layout
    keep them coming but i'm a coke man lol
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Arl, how many will you be bringing to Toronto for Spitfires BBQ. There should be a few on each module.
    Beautiful work friend
  12. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    I've printed out 8 Pepsi, 8 Coke, and 4 Dr. Pepper. If anyone has any special requests, just post me a graphic for the front of a machine. (Doesn't even have to be a machine, but something that would look GOOD on one.) It doesn't have to be perfectly square (Frontal view) but it should be at least 300 pixels high on the shortest side and 150 wide (if it's skewed) and I can correct it into a rectangle in Photoshop without image loss.
  13. Doug Trouten

    Doug Trouten New Member

    Come on already

    Arl- Come on already and post the Coca-Cola machine.

    I also have another sugestion, what about some of the snack machines you see all over in places like Hospitals, bus stations, train stations, airports, ect... I know my LPB's could really go for a bag of chips, a chocolate bar, a pack of gum, ect... while they are doing thier thing on the proposed NTrak modules/layout.
  14. belg

    belg Member

    How about one with this in it? I also am wondering if this is doable in the 50's style with the glass door that opened ?

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  15. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    This is great, but now I'm curious. Maybe you have already answered this in another thread, but what kind of printer do you use, and what kind of paper do you use, I guess that you can't just use regular printer paper, or can you?, it sure looks great.

  16. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    WOW, your machines really look great on photo gloss paper.:thumb: DASH
  17. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    LOL!!! That marijuana poster "cracks" me up! :D

    To answer a few questions:
    The printer I am using is an HP Photosmart 7960
    And yes, I am using regular paper. When printing in photo quality mode you get an astounding 4800 dpi x 1200 dpi, but it really eats away at your memory and harddisk space (up to 500 megs) so I have yet to try it out. I am just printing at regular document resolution of 600 dpi but at the best quality. The "glossy" look comes from the Fixative spray - which is the final step.

    Some secrets revealed:
    The base paper you see is one of my printouts. It has 8 Coke machines and 4 Dr. Pepper machines. The graphic is then cut out and the fold lines are scored. (Got to be careful here, paper is very easy to cut all the way through without trying!)

    The stack of "cards" you see on the right is the posterboard pattern I use for the machines. One sheet = one machine. I like to keep it as a single piece so it just folds up into a box, leaving me with only a few sides to glue together.

    The squares you see with an 'X' get cut away and discarded. The squares you see with the 'O' get cut away and glued to the back of side '1'. (This gives me a glueing surface later on.) '2' and '3' get folded up and glued to the small square adjacent to form a more solid base and top. '4' is the front, and the rest are the sides. Once it's assembled, I paint it black, making sure to get in between the folds, then glue the paper graphic with the proper bits cut out and seal it with fixative.

    Sorry for not posting this sooner, got distracted by the chats last night! Here is the long awaited Coke and Dr. Pepper machines next to their older sister, Pepsi. :D

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  18. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Here's something I got brewing in the idea factory :D :p

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  19. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Hey Arl,I'm having a problem with your Pepsi image,First and foremost its way to big,but was I reduce it I keep losing more and more of the left side..Would it be possible to get the image with a surounding white border?
  20. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Like this? What graphic program are you using? What dpi setting is your printer capable of? Maybe I can help figure out the issue.

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