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 French (Normandy) Signs, circa 1944

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clive_t



Location: Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: French (Normandy) Signs, circa 1944   Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:57 pm

Morning all

Stumbled across this whilst searching for something completely different... as usual!

It's a downloadable set of signage - from a web site that was to do with modelling of WW2 wargaming stuff - obviously some of the signs are military in nature, but there are some shop signs etc

Useful for anyone doing French shops etc ?

Anyway, here's the link (free for non-commercial use):

http://www.rapid-fire.uk.com/normandy_signs1.pdf

Hope someone finds it useful

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Location: Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: French (Normandy) Signs, circa 1944   Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:13 pm

Very useful...thanks mate.

Watch for a few of those appearing on the CFG this spring and I've been looking for good realistic Dubonnet signs for ages.
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philkelly



Location: Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: French (Normandy) Signs, circa 1944   Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:00 pm

Oooo, Clive - terrific! Very Happy

Now then - assuming one has access to a colour printer, what tips do people have about keeping these things weather proof outside? Print on photo paper and varnish? any particular type? I printed some on ordinary paper, squashed them between clear plastic and wrapped them in cling film. Don't try that - it doesn't work... pale
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Location: Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: French (Normandy) Signs, circa 1944   Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:15 pm

Get youself a plastic laminator Phil.

I bought one from C Discount in France. They're now only about 30 and you can by the plastic pouches in Carrefour.

CDiscount Plastifieuse

I print them on the printer using normal paper and cut them out invidually, sandwich the labels/posters in the laminating pouch and feed through the machine carefully. Then I cut the posters and the palstic leaving a few mllimetres of plastic around them.
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PostSubject: Re: French (Normandy) Signs, circa 1944   Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:04 pm

If you use Epson Durabrite inks, they are waterproof once dry .... print onto inkjet vinyls and everything is then totally waterproof. If you want to laminate your work, well, I bought my laminator from Lidl for 9.99p .... A box of laminates (50x A4) .. or .. (50x various A5 / 6"x4" / Business Card) were 3.99p, so very cheap.

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philkelly



Location: Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: French (Normandy) Signs, circa 1944   Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:54 am

Thank you guys..a laminator it is..

Phil
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PostSubject: Re: French (Normandy) Signs, circa 1944   Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:09 pm

What's happening to the posts .... certain words seem to be getting linked to adverts ... are the Google-bots allowed to moderate ???

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PostSubject: Re: French (Normandy) Signs, circa 1944   Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:22 pm

I will investigate Andy....

We've had a lot of 'bot' visit's lately. I may try and ban the bot IP addresses....
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clive_t



Location: Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: French (Normandy) Signs, circa 1944   Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:39 am

MzB wrote:
What's happening to the posts .... certain words seem to be getting linked to adverts ... are the Google-bots allowed to moderate ???
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Looks like it only happens if you aren't logged in... still spooky though What a Face

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