Fisher Stove & Range Co.

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twforeman

Certified Great Northern Nut
This is actually the Right On Track Models kit of Empire Stove and Range, but I didn't like the signs they provided and I wanted to change the name.

Here is a photo of the sign I came up with. I haven't permanently attached it yet and I need to decide whether it's going to be a decal or whether I'll try the "sand the back down" method of attachment.


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Thoughts? Opinions?
 

2Tracks

Ol' School
Me too sand it down! Always thought that was trick! Haven't done it myself, what to though..... I think it would look good on that building!
 

ianacole

Well-Known Member
Agreed with Dave. My first thought was "frame it, and have it standing at an angle in the corner."
 

GeeTee

Well-Known Member
If your going to hang it on the outside , you might want to frame it . I guess it depends on whether their "renting " or own the building. If they own it , decal it ,if renting hang it on the outside , so when the rent gets to high , you can chuck it in the back of the truck and take to the new location .
 

dave1905

Well-Known Member
I know its a pain in the butt, but I know for me, going through several iterations can get a better looking end result.

What software are you using for the signs? My two favorites are MS Excel and Power Point
 

twforeman

Certified Great Northern Nut
I know its a pain in the butt, but I know for me, going through several iterations can get a better looking end result.

What software are you using for the signs? My two favorites are MS Excel and Power Point
I'm using Inkscape - an SVG editor. I also use Gimp for raster/photo work. Both are open source tools. Inkscape is an open source copy of Adobe Illustrator and Gimp is an open source copy of Photoshop.

I don't mind making multiple iterations. I think it's kind of fun.

I'm also trying to use fonts that would have been used pre-1958. Tony Thompson has written a few good blog posts about using era appropriate fonts.
 




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