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Map Vandal
09-01-2010, 02:50 PM
I recently scanned in a War Ration Book from 1942, and as I was looking at the paper, I thought about how perfect it would be for a map. So today, I removed the text and saved the image for a future map. I thought I would share it if anyone wants it.

09-01-2010, 03:11 PM
This is perfect! Trying to replicate those kinds of folds and stains digitally can be tricky or unconvincing. I'll definitely use this in the future. Rep!

09-01-2010, 03:30 PM
awesome. nice job, and thanks for sharing.

Steel General
09-01-2010, 03:59 PM
Very cool stuff, thx for posting.

09-01-2010, 04:18 PM
Awesome paper. Seems quite low res though. Has it been blown up in scale?

Map Vandal
09-01-2010, 04:33 PM
Awesome paper. Seems quite low res though. Has it been blown up in scale?

I scanned it in at 300 dpi. The original is about 6" x 10.5".

09-01-2010, 11:46 PM
Very cool! Thanks.

09-01-2010, 11:52 PM
Totally awesome. Thanks for sharing. Repped.

09-02-2010, 12:03 AM
Thnx for sharing, it is awesome!

09-02-2010, 11:39 PM
As mentioned, it is a little lower res than might be desired: any chance of scanning it at 600dpi-1000dpi? I'd love to be able to make textures out of the pages and split them up into various shapes/configurations...

Map Vandal
09-03-2010, 01:48 PM
I would love to scan it in at a higher res but I already returned the document. Sorry.

09-03-2010, 01:53 PM
No complaints here. Higher resolution's always better but this is still an awesome find!

09-03-2010, 02:22 PM
That's alright. It will still be useful! Thanks again!

09-27-2010, 12:48 PM
Heya Map Vandal,
I thought I should note that I used your scanned paper in a site banner I did for a RPG news website. I've attached the banner itself below and here's the site:

Thanks again for sharing this wonderful find. It's such nice paper, better than any of the parchment I had on hand. Hopefully this is okay but please let me know if it's not and I'll replace it with something else.

Edit: also added his smaller partner banner he's using to link from his other site.

Map Vandal
09-29-2010, 03:02 PM

I have no problems with you using the scanned paper image. I posted it here for all to use freely.

The banner you made with it looks wonderful.

09-29-2010, 03:43 PM
Awesome. Thanks again!