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Advice required for model boat nameplate.

Nameplate for a model boat.

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Bob Mc05/07/2021 14:55:54
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Advice needed!

Could anyone tell me where I could have a couple of nameplates for my model boat made, obviously water resistant material say brass or perspex, I have no means of making something with small text etched or carved or printed.

The nameplate is only ~ 40 x 10 mm long and need only be ~1mm thick, I don't mind paying for this, after all I have spent many hours in making the model and if I make it... it wouldn't do the model justice.

An enamelled badge type would be absolutely fantastic .. however I don't know if there is anyone doing this for 'one offs'..

I feel certain there must be someone with expertise in this subject on this forum and I would be gratefull for any advice.....Thanks...Bob.

Steviegtr05/07/2021 15:02:31
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There are many companies that will make & engrave that for you. Look up on google for engravers or, look for the shops that sell trophies.


Andrew Entwistle05/07/2021 15:27:55
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Steve Sparrow ( will do a good job.

pgk pgk05/07/2021 15:36:33
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A quick net search turned up a couple of enamel badge co's that also do name badges. While they are larger than your request it might be worth the punt to order a couple with centralised small text and cut them to size??


steamdave05/07/2021 16:33:46
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I've used Peter Wood a couple of times and can thoroughly recommend his work. He's very easy to deal with and costs are reasonable and not too long to wait.

The pic is of his pre-order drawings of the required plates. The originals are 2nd row, left side, 3rd row right side. Finished plates are about 1-1/8" x 7/8".
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The Emerald Isle

Bob Mc05/07/2021 18:55:17
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Thanks everyone for your advice,

I had never thought of having an enamel badge with a smaller section I could cut off...that is a great idea...

thanks pgk and all.


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