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JV69_Reuter

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Search after particular Luftwaffe fonts
« on: August 04, 2017, 06:24:17 AM »

Hello everybody  :)

I'm searching for special fonts seen on II./JG-26 aircrafts like these " 3 " and " 8 " :









I tried with figures from " Tempus without ITC " but it isnt' very beautiful.
Is anyone knows if a font is avaiable ?

Fred.
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Re: Search after particular Luftwaffe fonts
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 07:24:42 AM »

Someone archived all the simmers paintshop (or some site like that) which had all these font templates and graphics in PSD format. Maybe search for those? I gotta scram in a bit so I have no time to upload them, sorry.  :(
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Re: Search after particular Luftwaffe fonts
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 12:14:29 PM »

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Re: Search after particular Luftwaffe fonts
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 02:06:27 PM »

Someone archived all the simmers paintshop (or some site like that) which had all these font templates and graphics in PSD format. Maybe search for those? I gotta scram in a bit so I have no time to upload them, sorry.  :(

I had already download this pack but these figures arent' in.

Try Blockschrift für Flugzeuge.ttf:

http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads2&file=details&id=7594

Sadly ,it's not the same.. :-[
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Re: Search after particular Luftwaffe fonts
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 08:17:34 AM »

I did the 3, took more than 3 minutes.

Hope you have Adobe CS6+ or something..

http://www.mediafire.com/file/a9z1x4oe11bux44/3.psd
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Re: Search after particular Luftwaffe fonts
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017, 01:50:47 PM »

Thank you Ghost.

Yes, I have an old version of Photoshop.
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Re: Search after particular Luftwaffe fonts
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 03:50:05 AM »

These are variations of the Alte Din Mittelschrift. That itself has a forerunner,
called Preußische Musterzeichnung IV.
Here you can get these old Basic Fonts for free:
http://www.peter-wiegel.de/alteDin1451.html

These are musthave's. Next to the collectio. you get with your Windows OS
and Photoshop you have a starting package. Get the M4T military Fonts is
 the next step. Then head for a larger group to be grassed up.

But besides that there's a trend in LW units to use differing styles,
some derived from the 20's or earlier advertising or Bauhaus inspired (Futura/Linotype).

As I studied Typography myself in R/L I recommend you
to search for specific: serif less & Grotesque Typefaces from the timespan 1900-1940,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sans-serif
 if not it doesn't matter much just that it looks as close. Some Font sites use a Picture scanner
helping you to trace a Type close to the original from the webs large archives.
You wouldn't think what has been released as Fonts.
Rest you can do in Photoshop adjusting.
Interestingly enough get used to get the RAF Free Fonts series,
they match the same matter as Types.
Advertising styles were international, Jugendstil and Bauhaus,
somewhat located to Germany, but inspiring enough to be nationless.
Berthold AG Berlin, Monotype London, Typefaces were intrrnational and trend products.
The picture example above looks to me like a mix of Akzidenz Grotesque and Mittelschrift.
The Akzidenz Grotesque is very rounded and distinguishes himself from
a Mittelschrift by it's wider Size. Was more popular than actual Mittelschrift, as it
was the Type the Germans were used to in the First half of the 20th century in
public life.

Grotesque's were popular and varied from being Mittelschrift only or
closer related, rounded or blocky. Not always stencils, but also handdrawn or
freestyle.
i.e. Microgramma/Eurostile (Linotype) as seen as another major
style popular on Bf 109, Ju88, Me262, Fi 156. Since these are commercial Fonts, look out for free clones,
there are tons of it. Lots of Free Type designers did almost everything
you need for it.

Hope I could help a bit on the matter
Tobias
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