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:feedback anyone know where i can find license plate decals in bulk for my diecasts that don't have any. :feedback
 

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You should be able to find decal paper at most hobby stores/shops. Why don't you just use labels and glue/tape them to aluminum like this: sign tutorial This is the way I make license plates too.

You can also go Acme license plate maker and make the plates and copy/paste/print them.
Print them all at once and you should only need a couple of sheets of label or decals.

Here are a couple I just made:
 
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If you don't mind, can you please post a tutorial on how you get them the right size.

I have been struggling on to get to the correct size.
 

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I'll work on a tutorial, but in the meantime, I just copy/paste them into CorelDraw (I don't have PS) and make several size sets of the same plate. The reason I do this is because the plate holders on makes/models are not standard, not even on Ertl cars.
I used a scale ruler and start at about 1-scale foot long by 1/2 scale foot wide.
Some might not be the right scale, but are made to fit the frame that the manufacturer put on the model.

Here is a pic that may make some sense of it.
 
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If you have the license plate on PS, you should be able to resize it in inches. You could try measure the actual plate and divide it by 18 for 1/18?
 

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Oh! this is cool, I had been pondering how I would make license plates....this completely solves the problem. :danbana
thanks for the links guys!

I just checked the link and it covers all states and provinces.....does anyone know if there a site that is similar for foreign plates? (such as Japan, HK, Europe)
 
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boy do i have alot of work ahead of me. all uts had no plates so i will be quite busy think them up.
 

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I remember seeing somewhere online someone sells a software that you can make license plate with, and the fonts actually matches what they use on the real plates. Price was something like $40 USD. Someone on eBay sells custom scale plates at $8 each.
 
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i got my 8 letter one month after the initial first month as they wanted $500 for the 1st month then $212.50 for anything after that month. what a gip. i also have IM4SALE for my old demo that i used to drive when i was in the car business, and C5 KING when 8 letters were not allowed.
 
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