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A Book about Preparing/Using Aircraft Reference Drawings

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    June 2014
A Book about Preparing/Using Aircraft Reference Drawings
Posted by Witold Jaworski on Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:14 PM

I have just published a new book on preparing aircraft reference drawings. It is already available in the web shops. This is the first volume of the new (fourth) edition of the “Virtual Airplane” guide:
 

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It contains some materials from my two threads from this forum, related to:

  • P-40B http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/44/p/182650/2076914.aspx
  • SBD Dauntless http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/44/t/165482.aspx

as well as many additional information. In this guide I am not only writing what to do, but also how to do it.

Here is the link to this project page. Below you can see a screenshot of two pages from this book:

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A longer preview, including the detailed table of contents, is available in Google Books. You can also skim the free Polish edition of this guide.

“Preparations” describes how to compile accurate reference drawings from available sources: scale plans, photos, general arrangement diagrams, and even the original factory blueprints. (In the last years documentation of some most popular aircraft became available on the Internet). It discusses typical issues, which you can encounter using these materials.

I suppose that this guide can be also useful, as a book on its own, for all those who work with reference drawings. In particular: the classic modelers and the authors of the scale plans.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:06 PM

Witold - congratulations! As soon as I get a PC capable of running Blender I'm determined to learn it, your work shows me it's worth the effort!

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    December 2020
Posted by TheDemiGod on Saturday, March 20, 2021 11:36 AM

Wonderful to see. Any plans to do more aircrafts of WW2 (Allied and Axis) as well as from different eras? (WW1, Korea War, Cold War, Current...)

  • Member since
    April 2021
  • From: Wichita, Kansas
Posted by Jan Davis on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:16 AM

Thank you for sharing! I would love to read it as soon as I have time

I'm Jan Davis, photographer and artist

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