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Re: FT Die, Fleet Emblems

From: Thomas Barclay <Thomas.Barclay@s...>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 12:00:22 -0500
Subject: Re: FT Die, Fleet Emblems

> > This IS something we'd like to do, if we can get a reasonable price
> > them. Out of interest, how many other people would like FT decals?
> > (National logos, ship numbers and such)?
> >
> Count me in, as long as they are small enough. Ship numbers and
> should be about 8 point type in a sans-serif font (be sure to choose a
> font with cross bars for I and zero). Please include letters! This
> allow us to place ship names on the ships. Please take the effort to
> include some Kra'Vak characters.

I've been out on the net, and I've found a zillion funky fantasy, and 
alien fonts (one of the neatest is the Predator font - remember the 
bomb timer on the Predator's wrist - someone developed an entire font 
set from that - very alien and quite funky). It might well be worth 
looking to one of these for a solution to the alien lettering issue. 

If GZG doesn't see production of such as viable.... individuals with 
access to something (laser, colour laser, inkjet, colour inkjet) 
which can make a transparency - not too thick - can pick their own 
font (including the funky alien ones), make 6 point or 8 point names 
or ID numbers  for their vessels, print them on the transparency, 
trim with an exacto knife, attach with clear adhesive, and spray with 
clear dullcote to help remove the 'decal' reflective look.  That will 
work too. I've done it for other things. 

Thomas Barclay
Software Specialist
Police Communications Systems
Software Kinetics Ltd.
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Ontario, Canada, K2S 1E7
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