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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > "Surfury" Stern Name
"Surfury" Stern Name
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luckybill
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 9
5th Nov 2018 11:33  
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I expect that many modellers of this iconic craft encountered difficulty in painting the name on the stern (photo attached). Does anyone know if they used a specific font? Now that transfer sheets can be ink jet printed, it remains a difficult task to isolate the lettering for that would be an eventual easy application. Any other ideas?


I would be pleased to hear anything on this subject! Thanks, Lucky Bill


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onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 462
5th Nov 2018 22:59  
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See if this helps.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=lettering+fonts&oq=Letteri...

Bollard
(Apprentice)





Forum Posts: 1
6th Nov 2018 08:09  
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Hi Lucky Bill

The font is Old English Monotype.

I think that S.H.G. Marine may still have some of the name decals for their 1/12 scale Surfury from the 1960's

Best of luck.
Bollard

luckybill
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 9
6th Nov 2018 09:32  
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To: onetenor and Bollard. Many thanks men for your valued help. I'll progress this from your data. Regards, Bill 👍

vortex
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 15
6th Nov 2018 10:29  
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try SHG Marine Jerome moulded a 36" gf hull in the 70`s and he had some decals in stock, depends on your scale of course also had cleats, offset rudder, wheels etc


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luckybill
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 9
6th Nov 2018 12:06  
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Thanks Vortex - lovely moving shots - it takes me back to the 70's when I saw the craft in action and had the privilege of photographing it on land. If anyone would like any detail photos please contact me. My humble photos attached, in its painting stage. Briefly, 27 in hull, (from drgs sent to me by Renato Levi) double diagonally planked. Detail is important for me but very time consuming, but, that's the enjoyment of modelling!


I hope to have it in the water (our local pond) early 2018.

Regards, Bill


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luckybill
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 9
6th Nov 2018 14:11  
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Oops! make that 2019 ! Bill

Donnieboy
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Forum Posts: 46
6th Nov 2018 15:32  
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The boat is taking shape nicely.Instrument panel looks great.