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Sep 26, 2004, 08:00 AM
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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;

Dare Design and Engineering;

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


100aircraftphotos. Exactly what it says!;

Pauls Ugly Aircraft Shrine. For the less than pretty;

Ryan Aircraft. Jims little scale jobs;

Warbird Alley. Airworthy old warbirds;

PR Kits. Not kits, but Peter Rakes plans;

DXF plans;

Scale plans;

The Shuttleworth Collection. Airworthy old'uns;

DB Sportand Scale. Dave Boddingtons own plans and kits;

Any more for any more?

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Sep 26, 2004, 12:41 PM
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One of my favs-

Searchable full scale photos:
Sep 26, 2004, 09:55 PM
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30" free flight kits suitable for R/C conversion. And, "Conversion Kits" for the FF kits are just around the corner.
Sep 26, 2004, 09:57 PM
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Pioneer aviation plans and kits from Pat's Custom Models
Sep 27, 2004, 03:33 AM
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Scale Pilots

Dave Banks (UK)

Pete’s Pilots (UK)

Just Pilots (Canada)

Aces of Iron (USA)

Graham McAllister (USA)

Axel’s Scale Pilots (Germany)
Sep 27, 2004, 08:12 AM
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A lot of IC, but, some suitable for conversion and scale bits.

Good thread TIm!!
Sep 27, 2004, 10:11 AM
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Painting Pilots

Aces of Iron's tutorial on painting scale pilots:
Sep 27, 2004, 12:30 PM
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Ivan Pettigrew's Plans
Sep 27, 2004, 02:54 PM
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Some markings on here
A HP Halifax site
Hawker Tempest site
Hawker Hurricane markings
Ron Daniels site
Interesting site for plastic modelers but good scale resource
some scale free plans
Sep 27, 2004, 04:59 PM
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golden age pictures
ww1 and earlier
Last edited by mescal1; Sep 27, 2004 at 05:05 PM.
Sep 30, 2004, 10:26 AM
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Solarfilm site

In their 'how to' section, recipes for mixing their solalac paints into military shades.
Sep 30, 2004, 11:23 AM
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Eduardo's Page (lots of fairly simple 3-views)

Some post war jet 3-views

Miles aircraft including 3 views

Short Stirling

Luftwaffe Experts

Avro Shackleton

Dryden Research Aircraft

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

B29 in RAF service

Tuploev Tu-95 Bear

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

More Miles aircraft

RAF squadrons (includes colour schemes)

Asymmetric aircraft

RAF and USAF airfields 1939-45

RAF squadron code letters

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

US aircraft

British aircraft at Arnhem

Luftwaffe 1946 (!)
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Sep 30, 2004, 04:21 PM
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Gloriously disorganised, but well worth a mooch - The Aircraft Walkaround Centre. Hundreds of detail shots for the scale buff;

Sep 30, 2004, 04:30 PM
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For all things Luftwaffe:

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