Hey guys, I’m trying to solve a real world problem for a miniatures game I play, where I want to have a shape that I can print onto a decal sheet that fits the front facing of my model’s bases like the model shown.
Unless you are printing onto stretchable material you can’t get this to work, as Matthew has explained in detail above. A simple experiment will demonstrate, try cutting a piece of masking tape to fit in that area without folds. Not going to happen. The way manufacturers do it is to have decal material that is made of cellulose?? that you can slide off a backing sheet. This stretches a bit so you can manipulate it into shape.
In any case I think Blender is the wrong place to design it, Get accurate measurements and do it in Inkscape or Illustrator.
I might have to resign to using quarters like Matthew said, I might even use your idea DruBan, ie use some masking tape to do the quarter, use a sharp knife to cut it to fit and then take it off an scan it and re-trace it in Illustrator.