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    "For glue, I'm using a simple diluted white glue, brushed onto the building. I was careful to avoid putting glue into the window openings or on the blanks. (I imagine you might get some bleeding if your signs are printed with an inkjet printer, unless someone knows a way to protect it from the glue wash.)"

    On decal sheets for the printer, I use a clear acrylic spray gloss from a can. The acrylic is the key. Some inks will run with a solvent based spray. I have even put it on signs that come with Blair-Line kits just in case and never had wash problems. Outstanding look by the way!

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    That looks fantastic. I can see this being done in my future.
    Hold my beer and watch this.........

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    more beautiful work.

    heres something I saved from nscalelimited using wayback machine too.
    http://www.gupatrol.com/trains/saved/wrigleys.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by MortS View Post
    I have a Hewlett-Packard printer like this one: http://www.balcones.org/images/balco...s/HP%20800.JPG
    It will print on anything up to about 1/8" thick.

    I have also taped just the leading edge of tissue paper on to regular paper and run it through a color laser copier using the single-sheet by-pass tray.

    Both methods work equally well.

    Mort
    This is something I will also give a go...

    Good link for OLD billboards
    http://www.billboardsofthepast.com/
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