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Looking for reference photos, and finding models.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Looking for reference photos, and finding models.
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:30 AM

When I am ready to build a model, I usually do a google image search on the subject.  One problem I frequently have is finding that many of the images there are actually models, and I question the authenticity of models, so I like to sort out only the real planes/cars/ships, etc.

There are such great builds and such good photography that it is getting hard.  I was looking for photos of a flying boat recently, and found pictures of what seemed like a big aircraft floating on the water.  Further photos showed it was a large scale RC!  I guess the only way I can tell any more is seeing lots of people standing around, or when it is in a museum with other aircraft where perspective can give it away.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:05 PM

Yup, image searches often turn up models or video game images of any given subject. It kind of ticks me off that search engines have no way of discerning between photos of a real item and models or gaming images... Ah well... 

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:17 PM

I have noticed that as well. And quite often i come across my own builds posted on here while doing a google search for that subject.

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Posted by SilenceDeuxgood on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 7:17 PM

Don,

do you have any insight on where to find scale blueprint style drawings of aircraft? I remember a video by Paul Budzik on where to find them, but have been unable to find it again, so I figured I would put out an APB to the fellow builders on here. Any info would be helpful. Thanks

David

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, August 25, 2016 9:19 AM

Old model mags used to have 3-views of a subject in each issue.  Many of those old drawings have been collected and published as books.  Many by Paul Matt.

The most recent books I have are great compilations.  They are a two volume work, titleed Paul Matt Scale Airplane Drawings, published by White Canyon Books.

I just checked Amazon.  They still list the books.  There are between three and four dozen sets of drawings in each volume.

Also, if you do a Google Image search, include the word drawings in your search terms.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:15 AM

Try this site. it's a mix of traditional type and computer generated imagery.

 

http://the-blueprints.com/

 

 

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, August 26, 2016 9:52 AM

stikpusher

Try this site. it's a mix of traditional type and computer generated imagery.

 

http://the-blueprints.com/

 

 

 

 

Sounds like a neat site, but when I got there, I could not get the site to display any of the drawings :-(

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, August 27, 2016 1:07 PM

Don, try Getty Images and filter down to specifics. Hope this helps.

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