A tutorial on making your
own sign for the game
Hey guys, I know there is more people
out there that would make signs, but don't
Here is a quick tutorial on the way I
make them. Please note there is other
ways, but I find this way although time
consuming, gives the best results! feel
free to do it anyway you please, but I
hope this way gives a few more people
the courage to give it a go!
First thing I do, is work out how big
the sign will be (I suggest you make it
as big as your arms can handle without
being too stretched out) Then get material
that has a 1200mm drop.
Measure out how much space you need for
each letter, including how much space
for gaps etc.. this is just simple spacing
out and anyone should be able to make
it work. Then use a good quality painters
masking tape to cover up all the areas
that you want as spaces (my trick is make
your spaces between letters the thickness
of the tape, usually about 2.5cm) like
The squares I have made with tape are
for each letter!
For this sign I have a gap between the
first two words on the top line this is
also masked up first.
Then I start with the letters, usually
do the easy letters first like "e",
"t", "h" they don't
require you to draw the letter first,
you can just use the tape to make the
shape for you! like this:
Then the harder letters with curves in
them! I draw the curves in pencil and
then mask around them, and you can make
mistakes and still get away with it, just
make sure you mask up on the correct line.
(this pic shows the errors that I made
on the "b").
Here is the top line complete, now just
do the bottom, and then make sure every
single area is taped up suitable for painting.
Once you are ready to paint, just use
any cheap spray paint, I used a paint
that was specifically for metal on this
one, because that is the type I sell at
work, it's not that critical aslong as
it is the right colour, and some reds
are really pink!
Usually you can use the $2 stuff they
sell at Go Lo or any hardware.
Here is the finished product:
And the most important part, getting the
sides sewn up for the poles.
(thanks maxine, GST's sister - nice hands
by the way )
Hope that helps some of you out there
(or at least sombody).
As I said above, you can do it anyway
you like, but this is the way I do it.
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