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    Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
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    jbkiwi
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    Might have a look at x7, thanks Peter.
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    Hi JB - Corel X7 works fine with 8.1 . I use X3 for the Lasers old software's sake. Better half has X7 - student/home version is cheap too. (When transferring to me simply saves as version X3)
    As you say very easy with Corel - also used the laser to cut larger letters/window frames etc from very thin "stick on" Rowmark (metallic type for frames)
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    Sounds good to me RonπŸ‘
    Hi Doug, This is an easy way to print white lettering using that method, (using Windows 'Paint' and white decal paper). Being that you can't see white lettering on the screen this method allows you to see what you are doing. 'Paint' is a bit crude and unfortunately does not allow you to 'cant' or bend letters to go round a curved surface (such as the tugs' stern where you need a curved decal) It also can leave jagged edges when blown up, which need manually tidying with some of the other tools.

    Re your problem with the navy blue, you could have scanned a good sample of the colour, copied it to paint, and used the 'colour picker' and 'fill' tools to do your background (a small colour adjustment might be needed using the 'edit colours' tool) I did that with the BD6 which is genuine 'Charger Orange' metalic (a la Dukes of Hazzard - and the original colour of the planes side flash,) which turned out pretty close.

    I used Corel Draw years ago which was very good (you could grab a word and twist it or bend it round in circles. Unfortunately it does not work on windows 8.1. There are much better drawing programs around today which would be great for decal making (note to self, - get one!) By the way, use the transparent selector to move things without bringing the background with them, (when moving something from outside the drawing onto the drawing)
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    Ron - forgot there is one other method - some print/signage shops have vinyl cutters - they can cut lettering very accurately (surprisingly small too) from stick on vinyl and supply it with the "frame" to accurately position it. Same sort of stuff supplied for pin striping cars & making "boot top" lines on MB hulls. Seems to last ok - mine still going after 35 years........
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    Slaters are still in business, on the web and they will send it out to you
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    https://www.slatersplastikard.com/assets/pdfs/AlphabetFlyer....
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    http://www.pcbsupplies.com/dry-transfer-lettering-white-letters-by-letraset

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    Ron - there used to be plastic lettering on the market called Slaters Plasticard - really meant for railway modelling - each letter is stuck on seperately and can be painted any colour you like . Came in various sizes - some quite large . Still have some left in my "stock" - ideal for plastic models too.......
    Alternatively there is still some Letraset type lettering around - now produced by the Chinese of course - seen it quite recently at the local Stationers . So Stationery/Office Goods/Art shop might well have some. Quite a few versions , colour & sizes.
    Also lettering for kiddies in stick on plastic from some toy shops - many varieties in that too.
    Also seen some glossy stick on "metallic" lettering for decorative labels etc from the local Stationers/Art shop - easlly painted as they are card based.
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    RNinMunich
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    Sounds good to me RonπŸ‘
    Thinks! If you use white decal paper 'all you have to do'πŸ™„ is match your print background colour to the hull colour!
    That's what I couldn't manage with the royal blue hull of my Sea Scout πŸ€”
    But with a black hull it should be a bit easier.
    Let us know how you get on.🀞
    Cheers and G'night from Munich, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    I can do that! I have Word, an inkjet printer, 2017 AutoCadLt and patience...πŸ€ͺ
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    Er PPS,
    Forgot to mention Ron 😌-
    You will need to first paint a block of white on the hull where you want to apply the decal prepared as described in my previous post!
    Uvverwise you'd end up wiv black on black! Oops 😁
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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