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Offline Mr.Krinkle

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Resizing Pepakura Files for Children
« on: October 12, 2020, 09:54:29 PM »
My son asked to be a space marine for Halloween and after looking at some build videos online I told him absolutely not. He then asked to be a Guardsman and I thought it didn't look to complicated so I downloaded Pepakura and the patterns you people have so graciously made available. I used the Change Scale option in the 2D menu to reduce the Guards Chest Armor in 10% increments until it showed as being 9.82 inches across (this would put it on my skinny 9 year old about .3 inches large but with the BDU's I thought it should work). I arranged the pieces and made sure the paper was set to 8.5x11 and sent the PDFs to FEDEX to print on card stock. When I picked them up they printed with a 1/2 inch margin and I could tell right away they were way to small, not even close to the 9.82 inches I thought I has set it to. Did I miss a step? After the fact I noticed the section in "Print & Paper" to change the margin to zero. Will that fix the problem? Also, will it size the rest of the armor pieces proportionately if i reduce by 10% increments the same amount of times I did the chest armor?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Resizing Pepakura Files for Children
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 03:53:39 PM »
Hey I can't really give any advice on the topic at hand since I haven't used papercura for resizing, but I have used armorsmith to resize my armor pieces. In that program you can scale your armor to a dummy with customizable measurements, so if you need long arms for some reason it can be adjusted.

If you can't figure papercure out that might be a usefull tool instead.

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Re: Resizing Pepakura Files for Children
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 11:22:19 PM »
Ah, today I had finally given up waiting for a response and made armor that was reduced 10% less than my first attempt. Thank you for your reply, I will use this Armorsmith to make the helmet and shoulder armor. Now I need to figure out what to do with this neck hole that is to small for my son's head.

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Re: Resizing Pepakura Files for Children
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 01:26:50 PM »
It is a paid program, but imo worth it, since it works nicely.

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