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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Free Plans
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, May 28, 2021 1:10 PM

Several times I have googled free ship plans, and found quite a few.  Downloaded one from a new site today.

Then, I got to wondering, if there are free ship plans(scale drawings), then are there drawings available for cars and planes?

I found many sites with lots of free auto plans, mostly racing cars, which is my main car scratchbuilding interest.

Then I did a search on plans and scale drawings for airplanes.  I expected even more than for ships and cars.  I was disappointed- very few sites other than plans for RC models (which might or might not be true scale).  One of the few sites I did find had a great scale (dimensioned) drawing of the Vostok launch vehicle, which I did download.

Anyway, you scratchbuilders, do a google search for free (genre) scale drawings.  Then another substituting plans for scale drawings.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:30 PM

Space Ranger
Here are some sources:


Spotty...a lot of simple line profiles and plan views...but occasionally you'll find a real gem. (Requires registration to get larger-format free ones; really high-resolution ones are for a nominal sum.)


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  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Apex, NC
Posted by gomeral on Friday, June 4, 2021 11:25 AM

Well, this won't qualify for "free," but relatively low cost and extremely high accuracy, as far as I can tell.

A.L. Bentley Drawings

Honestly, I'm trying to decide if I can find room to frame some of these and put them up in my office!




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