License plates in 1:12 scale

by brae  

I've been trying out some new ideas for random farm junk and thought some old license plates would be appropriate for a barn find car.  My first go around has been a success!

They are made from paper but look like metal with the embossed detailing.  The letters are raised on the front, and the backs are metallic silver.  They are somewhat flexible but need to be treated gently.

The GO GET EM plate is for the Datsun, so right now it is cleaner than the others.  I will age it when I get to that part with the car.  I also need to make another for a match set.  :D

I've made a listing in my etsy shop for mini custom made license plates.  There are some limitations for reproducing the plates in miniature.  The image generator I use doesn't have all years and some images work better than others, but with a good image I can try my best.  The old tattered ones tend to look the most realistic as well.  :D

11 comments

Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]

Those look amazing!
One of my best friends is a dentist who also happens to collect die-cast cars - I wonder if you could do “CME 4DK” ("see me for decay")?

04/04/15 @ 11:08
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks!! The wording is the simple part. :D Die-cast cars are often 1:18 scale, so there would be the challenge of working with smaller letters. It might be possible.

04/04/15 @ 11:16
Comment from: The Grandmommy [Visitor]  

Fantastic job! They look so much like metal!

04/04/15 @ 11:30
Comment from: Tony [Visitor]

Love these Brae ? Kinda reminds me of my garage as each time i restored a car i kept the old plates and replaced them with new ones.

04/04/15 @ 11:36
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]

They look great Brae - perfect for your barn.

04/04/15 @ 16:22
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]

Awesome!

04/04/15 @ 20:05
Comment from: anita smiley [Visitor]

The plates turned out perfect. In that second picture, they are amazing!

04/05/15 @ 09:22
Comment from: Kristine [Visitor]

Very nice! I am amazed how just how much the paper looks like metal. Could have fooled me! I love the orange Florida one :)

04/05/15 @ 14:26
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]

These are fantastic!!

04/05/15 @ 18:40
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you!!! :>>

04/06/15 @ 08:44
Comment from: Madformod [Visitor]

Love these!

04/10/15 @ 16:30


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