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Offline RAGIII

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WW1 Aerial Map
« on: April 14, 2019, 06:31:38 AM »
I am in need of a 1/32nd Map for my Nieuport It was NO Trouble finding examples Online but My printer will not allow Me to reduce the size to what I need. I will Happily pay a reasonable price and postage if someone can help me. My Map box is about 10mm square. I also think that the 1/48th Maps provided in Eduards WW1 Pilot and Groundcrew figure sets Might work. Any Assistance appreciated. PM me if you can help! Thanks
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Re: WW1 Aerial Map
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 11:16:10 PM »
Thanks Rob. They might work. Do you happen to know if the photos are actual size?
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Re: WW1 Aerial Map
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 06:48:29 AM »
I have ordered the 1/35th maps. Hopefully they will work out. Thanks again Rob.
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Re: WW1 Aerial Map
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 06:08:08 PM »
Hi Rick

A cheap ( free)  map method I use is to Google suitable WW1 map images, print one out in A4 size  then stand back at a distance and photograph the print. Using a photo program ( I use Microsoft Office photo print) you can make a reduced new print for your model. I've also done this with WW1 newspapers for a diorama. Also applicable for posters and even vintage wallpaper for dioramas!

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Re: WW1 Aerial Map
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2019, 11:15:35 PM »
Hi Rick

A cheap ( free)  map method I use is to Google suitable WW1 map images, print one out in A4 size  then stand back at a distance and photograph the print. Using a photo program ( I use Microsoft Office photo print) you can make a reduced new print for your model. I've also done this with WW1 newspapers for a diorama. Also applicable for posters and even vintage wallpaper for dioramas!

cheers

Dave Wilson
Gold Coast
Australia

Thanks for the tip Dave. I will remember this when I need another Map! Perhaps this is something you could add to the Hints and Tips section?
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Offline Rob_Owens

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Re: WW1 Aerial Map
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 12:43:23 AM »
Having seen your post regarding the windscreen on Dorme’s Nieuport, I now understand the map question.  Dave’s method is probably what you want, as I think the 1/35 maps might be too large a scale (they appear to be wall size campaign maps covering major portions of France). I would guess the map in the cockpit would be smaller scale covering a more limited area.