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Here's a brief list of websites I use for reference, indulgence, etc. If you have some that you would like to share, feel free to add to the list.



http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/ - Now with the addition of this Forum, the best place to start looking. (Was that a good enough bribe Steve?)

http://www.aeroplanebooks.com/ - Lots of old and out of publication books.

http://www.wwimodeler.com/harry/contents.htm - The Bible of scratchbuilding. I use this all the time for reference.

http://www.windsockdatafilespecials.com/index2.html - One of the best sources for WW 1 aircraft. Datafiles are legendary for content.

http://www.linkny.com/~curtiss/index.html - Website for the Glen Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport NY.

http://www.aeroclub-models.com/Aeroclub/index.html - Huge source of WW1 and prewar kits and aftermarket. Great shipping times to the US from the UK too.

http://www.enginehistory.org/ - Great site for Aero engines. Some pics are free, others can be purchased.

http://www.classicairframes.com/index.htm - Jules played a large part in getting the ball rolling in the sudden explosion of kits of aircraft of this era. Thank you Jules!

http://www.amug.org/~copperst/main.html - Eric has some of the best, if not THE best, multimedia resin kits on the market of WW1 aircraft, and some beautiful detail sets.... and he's a heluva nice guy to deal with to boot.

http://members.rogers.com/ww1aircraftdrawings/ - A great collection of drawings, put onto a CD, available for purchace, and well worth the price.

http://www.udisco.com/hobbies/inv/EVERGR.HTM - The best source I've found ( other than your local hobby shop if they carry it ) for Evergreen Plastic shapes and sheet.

http://www.collectors-edition.com/f-t-s_titel_english.htm - A great site for German WW1 Aircraft.

http://www.hobbyshop.cz/inshop/shop.asp?partnerID=im - These fine foilks carry a huge assortment of Eduard, Part, and other detail sets and kits, and the prices are wonderful.

http://www.jastaboelcke.de/ A great site for German WW1 aviation

http://www.mcmaster.com/ - Not exactly a hobbysite, but a grteat source for hypo tubing and other neat little "fiddly-bits".

http://www.micromark.com/ - Nice source for modeling tools and supplies. I recommend their Starter Resin Casting kit.

http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/colle...epsets_list.cfm - A great source for drawings, tech help, publications. Fee based.

http://www.seawings.co.uk/ - Bryan does a great job with this site. Lots of early Flying Boat stuff here.

http://sierrascale.home.insightbb.com/ - If you like esoteric subjects these are the folks to talk to. Great kits and service.

http://www.theaerodrome.com/ - A nice WW1 Aviation Discussion board.

http://www.tomsmodelworks.com/ - Tom has a nice line of detail sets for older aircraft, and his prices are reasonable.

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/colorcharts.asp - A great resource for color matching.

http://www.flying-machines.com/ - Another site for WW 1 books. If youlike Austro Hungarian machines this is the place to go.

http://www.naval-air.org/ - My Mecca. Lots of stuff ehre for early US Naval Aviation.

http://www.wildbluemodels.com/ - Putting this here in hope Pete will carry more early stuff.. .(hint hint) His prices are great and he's a swell guy to boot... and the beer is always cold

http://www.greatwardifferent.com/Great_War...ne_Color_00.htm -- WW 1 in color. Not retouched pictures, but actual photos. Great stuff here.

http://www.wwi-models.org/ - Your one-stop for anything WW1 related. Great bunch of guys to corrospond with.

http://www.wwiaviation.com/ - Another nice site for WW1 aviation.

Have fun browsing, and feel free to add to the list if you have any favorites.



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Here are a bunch of the links I use from time to time :thumbsup:

(some of them are for the time after 1941):

Aeroflight. This page lists all the countries, states and regions of the world which have some aviation activity within their borders. This list also includes countries which have subsequently split into smaller nations or which have amalgamated into larger nations. http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/countriesindex.htm

Aircraft Modelling In Plastic. Provides pictures and details of plastic aircraft models. http://www.xs4all.nl/~designer/models/models.htm

Anders aircraft pages. Mostly about Swedish aircrafts. In Swedish. http://w1.132.telia.com/~u13206896/index.htm

Aviation Hobby Site. Mostly military aviation but also civil aviation. Specialized in the Portuguese military aviation. http://aviation-hobby-site.com/

AXLs Plane Gallery. A lot of pictures. http://www.studenten.net/customasp/axl/pla...ple_id=9&page=0

Census of commercially produced models, kits, decals, and accessories in 1/72. http://www.72scale.com/aircraft.htm

Club de Entusiastas de la Fuerza Aérea Venezolana. Venezuelan AF entusiast modellers. In Spanish. http://www.fav-club.com/

Cybermodeler Online. Columns, references and reviews. http://www.cybermodeler.com/index.shtml

Deino's What-if pictures! 7 pages with pictures. http://groups.msn.com/TheWhatifandoddballm...res.msnw?Page=1

Exotic Planes. About airplanes with exotic schemes. http://users.skynet.be/exotic.planes

Flygplan.info. References about aircrafts and helicopters, mostly Swedish. In Swedish. http://www.flygplan.info/

Gulf War - Desert Storm from Air Modeller's View.

Gustin's Military Aircraft Database. Database of military aircraft types. http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/gustin_military/

Helicopassion. References about choppers. In French. http://helicopassion.free.fr/idx-a.htm

Hover Lover's Model Page. Helicopter references. http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/hlmp/home.html

Irish Air Corps aircraft in kit form. http://www.maxdecals.com/htmlpages/iaclist.htm

JPS Model / Don Color. Camouflages and colours of aircrafts. http://www.jpsmodell.de/main_e.htm

LAAHS (Latin American Aviation Historical Society). Articles and references. http://www.laahs.com/index.htm

Milavia (Military Aviation Directory). Directory of a selection of modern and postwar combat aircraft. http://www.milavia.net/home.htm

Military Aviation Files. Military aircraft pictures. http://www.ma-files.it/

Military aviation. Technical and historical information on Swedish and other military aviation. http://www.canit.se/~griffon/aviation/

Military Plane Libarary. Photographs and information concerning most of the world's newest aircraft. http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/4521/Military.html

PakMilitary.net. It is dedicated to history and present situation of Pakistan’s military forces. Articles, news and interviews. http://pakmilitary.net/

Roundels of the World. Showing more than 170 roundels. http://cocardes.monde.online.fr/v2html/en/alphabet.html

Russian aircraft - Hobbyvista. Modeling the aircraft of the Soviet VVS from 1930-1950. http://vvs.hobbyvista.com/

Russian aircraft camoflague and colours. Many good schemes. http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/alvmaia/Mig/

Russian aircraft. In Russian. http://www.airforce.ru

Russian aircrafts - Russian Aircraft References. devoted to aircraft of the former Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact. http://www.flankers.co.uk/

Scramble Magazine. Information database of each Air Force. http://www.scramble.nl/mil.htm

Sky Corner. Virtual aviation references. http://www.airwar.ru/indexe.html

SMAKR (Scale Model Aircraft Kit Reviews). Kit reviews primarily for 1/72 and 1/48 scales. http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/portland/971/home.htm

Swedish aircraft - Saab 32 Lansen in pictures and words. http://user.tninet.se/~xpz458v/SAAB32_Lansen-english.htm

Swedish aircraft - Viggen corner. Information about the Saab 37 Viggen. http://hem.passagen.se/weasle/eng_index.html

Swedish Aircraft Historical Review. Military aircrafts and the AF. In Swedish. http://hem.passagen.se/hankri/?noframe

Swedish aircrafts - All the kits for building them. http://home.swipnet.se/~w-85713/flyget/modell.htm

Swedish aircrafts - Historic photos from the Swedish AF. http://flieger.0catch.com/

Swedish aircrafts - Lasse's pictures (mainly air-to-air) produced between 1995 and 2002. http://home8.swipnet.se/~w-89544/english.htm

Swedish aircrafts - List of military a/c of Sweden. Guide, meaning, facts, information and description. http://www.e-paranoids.com/l/li/list_of_mi..._of_sweden.html

Swedish aircrafts - Military Aviation in Sweden. Aircraft gallery. http://www.avrosys.nu/aircraft/index.htm

Swedish aircrafts - Peter's aviation pages. In Swedish. http://home.swipnet.se/peters_flygsidor/

Swedish aircrafts - Saab Airborne Systems. Military a/c. http://products.saab.se/PDBWeb/Generic.asp...tCategoryId=268

Swedish aircrafts - Saab Aviation. Civilian a/c. http://products.saab.se/PDBWeb/Generic.asp...tCategoryId=276

Swedish aircrafts - SFF (Swedish Aviation Historical Society). News, photos and information. In Swedish. http://www.sff.n.se/

Swedish aircrafts - SwAF 1/72 production list. http://www.canit.se/~griffon/diverse/modelling/swe_prod.htm

Swedish aircrafts - The Swedish Surplus Air Force. Keeps track of former Swedish AF aircraft individuals after their retirement from their military service in the Swedish Armed Forces. http://www.fortunecity.se/centrum/prinsgatan/186/

The Russian Aviation Research Page. References and markings for aircrafts, not only Russian. http://www.samolet.co.uk/

The World of Captured planes - Information for modellers. http://capturedplanes.tripod.com/

US aircraft - Northrop F-5G/F-20A Tigershark. http://home.att.net/~jbaugher1/f5_51.html

US aircraft - The unofficial Northrop F-5 page. http://members1.chello.nl/%7Eg.vanderschaaf/

US aircrafts - FAS (Federation of American Scientists). References about US Military Aircrafts. http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/index.html

Wing's Palette. Aviation camouflage profiles. http://wp.scn.ru/camms/archive/ww3_fighter...dex2.shtml?0074

World Air Forces. Historical listing of the aircraft used and Genealogy of aircraft manufacturing companies. http://www.worldairforces.com/

World Militair. http://www.worldmiltair.co.uk/

World's Armed Forces. Information of today's armies, navies and air forces as well as during WWII. http://homepage.eircom.net/%7Esteven/armedforces.htm

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All: This is a great list of references! Any chance of getting this pinned so that it does not get lost in the shuffle?

Glad to see that this topic became a forum. It looks like I have another forum to regularly check in on!


Good idea...thread is pinned. :cheers:

Steve B

ARC Night shift

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Here are a couple of odd ones I like especially.

The first is a site dedicated to biplane survivals into WWII, and has a great deal of useful information:


The second is a Chinese gentleman's modeling site, in which he displays a wide variety of models, and it contains links to a second site of his that is sometimes difficult to find in operation, called "China Early Aircraft" that has just about every available photograph of airplanes operated in China before WWII. I have included herre as a second link the one that most frequently woks to that latter site, but links to it are present on the "Modeling" site.



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Here are some Yahoo Groups that cater to "our" area of modeling:

Golden Age:


GA Military:


USN Aircraft 1911-1941:


Air Corps Aircraft:


Note that for most (all?) of them you have to have a Yahoo account. There may be more, but these are the ones I subscribe to. What I really like about the last two especially is that there is a lot of photo sharing between members.

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