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#1 tim hooper Sep 26, 2004 08:00 AM

The "Useful Links for Scale Modellers" thread!
 
I thought it might be nice to try to collate all those oh-so-useful links into a single thread, and create ourselves a reference source.

Let's keep it scale-specific, so no links to general modelling sites or wares, but either links to scale model vendors or full-size reference sites.

Oh yeah, and lets keep it simple too; so no discussion on this thread. Start new threads for that!

I'll start.................

The works of prolific designer Frederick Koolhoven;

http://www.koolhoven.com/

Dare Design and Engineering;

http://www.darehobby.com/

Sky Corner. A huge site full of photos and 3-views from the last century;

http://www.airwar.ru/indexe.html

AerodromeRC;

http://www.aerodromerc.com/

100aircraftphotos. Exactly what it says!;

http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/

Pauls Ugly Aircraft Shrine. For the less than pretty;

http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine...120/index.html

Ryan Aircraft. Jims little scale jobs;

http://home.fuse.net/ryan/

Warbird Alley. Airworthy old warbirds;

http://home.fuse.net/ryan/

PR Kits. Not kits, but Peter Rakes plans;

http://www.pr-kits.com/

DXF plans;

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaver...716/Page3.html

Scale plans;

http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/slmohr/rcplan6.htm

The Shuttleworth Collection. Airworthy old'uns;

http://www.shuttleworthcollection.co...orth/index.htm

DB Sportand Scale. Dave Boddingtons own plans and kits;

http://www.dbsportandscale.com/


Any more for any more?

tim :)

#2 FlyByMike Sep 26, 2004 12:41 PM

One of my favs-
 
Searchable full scale photos:
http://www.airliners.net/search/
-Mike

#3 P. Tritle Sep 26, 2004 09:55 PM

30" free flight kits suitable for R/C conversion. And, "Conversion Kits" for the FF kits are just around the corner.
www.dumasproducts.com

#4 P. Tritle Sep 26, 2004 09:57 PM

Pioneer aviation plans and kits from Pat's Custom Models
www.thuntek.net/pcmodels

#5 leccyflyer Sep 27, 2004 03:33 AM

Scale Pilots

Dave Banks (UK)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30695


Pete’s Pilots (UK)

http://www.brookes51.freeserve.co.uk/PetesPilots/


Just Pilots (Canada)

http://www.justpilots.ca/

Aces of Iron (USA)

http://www.acesofiron.com/


Graham McAllister (USA)

http://www.mcallisterdesigns.com/

Axel’s Scale Pilots (Germany)

http://www.axels-scale-pilots.de/content.php?View=home

#6 portablevcb Sep 27, 2004 08:12 AM

A lot of IC, but, some suitable for conversion and scale bits.

http://www.arizonamodels.com/

Good thread TIm!!

#7 kakem Sep 27, 2004 10:11 AM

Painting Pilots
 
Aces of Iron's tutorial on painting scale pilots:

http://www.acesofiron.com/paint.htm

#8 Gordon Sep 27, 2004 12:30 PM

Ivan Pettigrew's Plans

www.geocities.com/ivansplans

#9 mtbrider Sep 27, 2004 02:54 PM

Some markings on here
www.1java.org/sh/
A HP Halifax site
http://takeoff.to/halifax
Hawker Tempest site
http://user.tninet.se/~ytm843e/tempest.htm
Hawker Hurricane markings
http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/hurricane/marking.htm
Ron Daniels site
http://www.rwdrc.com/
Interesting site for plastic modelers but good scale resource
www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/
some scale free plans
www.users.bigpond.com/greddin/index.html

#10 mescal1 Sep 27, 2004 04:59 PM

pictures
 
http://www.russellw.com/
golden age pictures

http://members.shaw.ca/flyingaces/archive1.htm#list
ww1 and earlier

#11 Tom Gaskin Sep 30, 2004 10:26 AM

Solarfilm site

http://www.racecar.co.uk/solarfilm/index.htm

In their 'how to' section, recipes for mixing their solalac paints into military shades.

#12 ChrisP Sep 30, 2004 11:23 AM

Eduardo's Page (lots of fairly simple 3-views)

http://members.fortunecity.com/inedesca/

Some post war jet 3-views

http://stilz.euweb.cz/oldweb/3view.htm

Miles aircraft including 3 views

http://fly.to/MuseumofBerkshireAviation

Short Stirling

http://www.stirling.box.nl/home.htm

Luftwaffe Experts

http://pub157.ezboard.com/bluftwaffeexperten71774

Avro Shackleton

http://www.home.aone.net.au/shack_one/

Dryden Research Aircraft

http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/Gallery/Graphics/index.html

Antonov AN-2 including 3-views. The engine start up sound tape should give you goose pimples. Try simulating that with an Axi !

http://home.hiwaay.net/~jlwebs/an2welcome.html

B29 in RAF service

http://www.rafwatton.info/subjs/wash/wash3.pdf

Tuploev Tu-95 Bear

http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/wo...ssia/tu-95.htm

Various 3 views and articles (an amazing collection of bits and bobs)

http://www.sssbrno.cz/monako/letadla-planky.htm

More Miles aircraft

http://www.members.aol.com/warwicaer...t/welcome.html

RAF squadrons (includes colour schemes)

http://www.rafweb.org/Org-index.htm#Squadrons

Asymmetric aircraft

http://www.geocities.com/asymmetrics/index.html

RAF and USAF airfields 1939-45

http://www.stable.demon.co.uk/ukbase.../airfields.htm

RAF squadron code letters

http://www.elsham.pwp.blueyonder.co..../codelist.html

Tarrant Rushton - WWII airfield Halifax tugs/Horsa/Hamilcar + post war

http://www.tarrant-rushton.ndirect.co.uk/

US aircraft

http://www.aerofiles.com/aircraft.html

British aircraft at Arnhem

http://www.rememberseptember44.com/planegb.html#halifax

Luftwaffe 1946 (!)

http://www.luft46.com/

#13 mtbrider Sep 30, 2004 02:00 PM

Forgot this one;
www.geocities.com/dmlivesay/
www.xs4all.nl/~rhorta/luftwaff.htm
and
http://mywebpage.netscape.com/dbdesignbureau/

#14 tim hooper Sep 30, 2004 04:21 PM

Gloriously disorganised, but well worth a mooch - The Aircraft Walkaround Centre. Hundreds of detail shots for the scale buff;

http://aircraftwalkaround.hobbyvista.com/index.html

tim

#15 Wolpertinger Sep 30, 2004 04:30 PM

For all things Luftwaffe: http://www.luftarchiv.de/

Good info and details for WW1 Fokkers: http://www.fokker-team.de/ They even plan on reconstructing the Fokker works at Schwerin, with the airfield where the full scale reproductions will fly.


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