Printing 1/6 Backdrops on Cardstock?

Collect. Kitbash. Customize. Community. Showcasing the Best of Sixth Scale Modeling.

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Printing 1/6 Backdrops on Cardstock?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    formerly NJ, now PA
    Posts
    747

    Printing 1/6 Backdrops on Cardstock?

    Hello everyone.

    I was recently introduced to the concept of printing backdrops and other items on cardstock on a 3 3/4" Joe forum. Heres the thing: How can I make the backdrops 1/6 scale?

    I'm interested in using some these items for a backdrop:

    http://browse.deviantart.com/art/Sci...ound-171526658

    http://browse.deviantart.com/art/SCI...ound-299909195

    http://browse.deviantart.com/art/Ind...y-03-154840734
    Clay Quartermain: "Freeze! I'm an agent of SHIELD!"

    Rhino: "REALLY?!?! WOW, I've never killed one of those before!"

  2. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Belle River, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    5,758

    Re: Printing 1/6 Backdrops on Cardstock?

    Wow those are really cool...

    The only way I can think of is to take the photos on a memory stick to a place that can do large sized prints like Vista Print or Staples...

    On a home printer you would have to print 8" x 14" and do it in sections which would then have to be put together...I would not do this...

    I have heard of good things about vista print, my friend used them for banners for her husbands 40th birthday and they were super cheap...
    " and just what would you do with a Brain, if you had one"? "Prince, harley....come on....Cooper you are such a goofball
    My Photo Album:
    http://s164.photobucket.com/user/cru...?sort=3&page=1

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Cobra Pyramid,
    Posts
    3,762

    Re: Printing 1/6 Backdrops on Cardstock?

    worth a go!
    Hail Cobra!

  5. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Farmingdale, NY
    Posts
    247

    Re: Printing 1/6 Backdrops on Cardstock?

    Do you have any photo editing software on your computer? You can use that to enlarge images to any size you want.

    If you don't have any, & don't want to buy any, try looking for freeware. You might find something that you can use.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    formerly NJ, now PA
    Posts
    747

    Re: Printing 1/6 Backdrops on Cardstock?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaysay View Post
    Do you have any photo editing software on your computer? You can use that to enlarge images to any size you want.

    If you don't have any, & don't want to buy any, try looking for freeware. You might find something that you can use.
    I have GIMP, MS Office Picture Manager, and MS Paint.
    Clay Quartermain: "Freeze! I'm an agent of SHIELD!"

    Rhino: "REALLY?!?! WOW, I've never killed one of those before!"

  8. #6
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Victorville, CA. Yeh, the middle of no where.
    Posts
    11,247

    Re: Printing 1/6 Backdrops on Cardstock?

    Awesome! Looking something Industry. Saved the last one.

  9. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Farmingdale, NY
    Posts
    247

    Re: Printing 1/6 Backdrops on Cardstock?

    OK, you sound like you're in good shape. As crusader1xxx said, you can print the background in sections, or if your printer can print banners you can print one long strip.

    Another possibility is to pose the figures, photograph them, remove the background, and place the images of the figures on your background.

    I'm not sure if Gimp can do that, but if it can't look for a freeware photo editing software. Perhaps an older version of Paint Shop Pro?

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    58

    Re: Printing 1/6 Backdrops on Cardstock?

    I know this is an older thread but you can always print on full sheet sized labels and then stick to card stock after.

Similar Threads

  1. 1/6 Millenium Falcon Cockpit
    By amidala_zelda in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 107
    Last Post: 02-09-2016, 22:46
  2. Misc | miniio 1/6 Doll House
    By triton in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 05-26-2013, 02:50
  3. I thnk 1/6 is taking over my house....
    By der soldat in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 12-21-2012, 22:10
  4. paper props in 1/6?
    By monkeybat in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-22-2009, 00:23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Printing 1/6 Backdrops on Cardstock?
[X]