P-Model files

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Texman, May 27, 2004.

  1. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Does anyone know how, or can provide insight into how I would take
    and turn a PModel file into just a black and white line drawing? As
    I am an A-10 crew chief, I would like to repaint and build this in some
    of the lesser known A-10 paint schemes, (and there were some
    dandies). However, just short of doing the old eraser action on each
    individual piece, I was wondering of any other way.

    With that said, I am a frequent reader of all the "copyright" threads
    that flow around. As I am doing this for my own pleasure, it is LEGAL
    for me to do so. Please only respond with any helpful hints or ideas.

    Many thanks,

  2. Ron

    Ron Member

    Gotta love it Ray :) Fight em off *before* they start!

    Let me have a look for you...I have a few around here

  3. Ron

    Ron Member

    I just opened one up the A-10 in Corel Draw 11 and Adobe Illustrator without a hitch. Looks like any good vector program might do it. If you need help, just holler

    I know Corel has a fully functional trial version available.

  4. Texman

    Texman Guest

    From Tai Kwon Leap -

    "The best defense is a good offense - the cook from Mel's diner"

    Always a good option!

  5. wunwinglow

    wunwinglow Active Member

    Ooo, did some one say Coreldraw?! And Repaint?! In the same posting?!
    Suddenly I'm WIDE AWAKE!!!

    Tim P

    PS Ray, ask away, we'll help how we can!
  6. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Thank You very much for the help and tips.

  7. Horus

    Horus Member

    Hi Ray,
    If you are using Illustrator, the easiest way is to load the pdf a page at a time then follow this sequence:
    select all (ctrl A)
    change background colours to transparent or white.
    Tweak components as necessary.
    save file as "page 1 bw" or similar
    Repeat for each page of parts.

    This should clear all the colours. You can then resave as either vector in the native AI format, direct to pdf or "save for web" to get a bitmap you can colour on Photoshop or the like.
    Hope this helps.



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