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kamil001

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prototype/ test markings
« on: December 20, 2016, 07:39:51 AM »

Hi.

I'm currently planning on a prototype/ testing version of an MS so I'm currently researching the coloring and markings that you normally put in them. Unfortunately I haven't had any luck with them. So far I got images of some crash test cars so that's where I'm starting.

Do those markings; the striped yellow and black lines and the circle with yellow and black "slices" have any proper names?

Aside from those maybe you guys have any other ideas or sources regarding these kinds of markings.
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Re: prototype/ test markings
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 10:45:20 AM »

The circular markings are calibration or reference points. I have to cast my mind back to the dark ages when we used to do hand draw technical drawings and I'm pretty sure it was used to point out things like datum lines, balance points and the like.

There are plenty of jpg's, bmp's, vector images on the interwbz to allow you to print your own decals but check out Hobby Search and the like in their decal sections as there are plenty of ready made ones (especially the checkered lines) out there.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/338/0/1
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Re: prototype/ test markings
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2016, 08:52:19 AM »

Thanks thegunny!

I want to understand why those points are placed on a particular location. Is there an explanation why they are placed on a certain location?

I don't want to just slap on the decals where it wouldn't make sense.
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Re: prototype/ test markings
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2016, 03:47:46 PM »

Where they go is entirely dependant upon what readings you are trying to take as they are only datum points (easily seen fixed reference point). For example if you wanted to measure the speed of the lower arm you put one at the end of the arm. It's entirely up to you, there are no right or wrong places.
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