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Reply #3 - Feb 19th, 2012 at 10:18pm
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Nice George....

I just do the same...save a pic from the net of the real bird and then insert it into Microsoft Word...and with the rulers on, you can grab a corner and scale it up or down to the needed size and print it out.  I usually use glue stick or white glue to stick it to the panel....

Thanks for the great pics...here's a couple of panels I've saved...mostly for WWII fighters but the first is for a jet(F4D)  I also use pictures for radial engines in cowlings for small models where a built up model won't work...

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Reply #2 - Feb 19th, 2012 at 8:27am
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Here is an image of the dash in my just-completed Tailwind.  I found the dash online and reduced it to fit into my Peanut.



here is a link to a larger version of the pic so you can see more details.

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/images/5_-_free_flight_scale_model_a...

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Reply #1 - Feb 19th, 2012 at 5:55am
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Agreed.  for modern planes, I try to find a photo of the dashboard of the real plane.  I use that and scale it to fit in my model, print it out and glue it in.  You can't get more accurate than a photo of tthe real dashboard!

For unknown dashboards, try to find a representative dash from the era and reproduce that - or just use basic gauges (like those in the link) and assemble a group, scale them down to fit and print the dash out and paste it in.

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May 18th, 2011 at 7:23pm
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These will make that dash look good.  Print them out and glue them in.
http://www.aerocockpit.com/instruments/
  

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