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inquisitive
07-29-2008, 01:45 AM
I am looking for reference images of a F-4U Corsair, yep saw that TV show back when I was a kid, now that I am watching that battlestar galactica viper tutorial, I am thinking to proceed with this plane.

Any assistance in finding the reference material will be greatly appreciated (I'm sure its going to be a challenge but it should be fun).

Wolvy_UK
07-29-2008, 06:22 AM
Here you go

http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw_fw.html

It' s about half way down the page. ( Click the american flag at the top to get there quicker )

Plenty of other catergories here too

http://www.airwar.ru/other/drawe.html

virtualcomposer
07-29-2008, 04:40 PM
is there a website that I can get a battlestar Galactica tutorial? Quicktime preferably.

aurora
07-29-2008, 04:42 PM
Check out KURVstudios They have the Galactica Viper videos!

inquisitive
07-29-2008, 05:16 PM
Here you go:
http://www.kurvstudios.com/lightwave/modeling_viper.php

Someone is selling their copy in the classifieds section of this forum.


Thank you for the reference site, one could model a whole squadron of airplanes..

shrox
07-29-2008, 10:21 PM
Tutorial on an Viper?! Just look at the darn thing and model it!!! Geez!

drawlins
07-30-2008, 06:58 PM
Another good source for some things, including the F4U Corsair is to go find a plastic model of it. Depending on the manufacturer, you may find the instructions include 3 view drawings of various quality. In addition, just having the plastic model pieces handy to look at when you're wondering what the cross-section of the fuselage looks like can save you hours of time peering at photos trying to figure things out.

One caveat, you will find several plastic models of the F4U available, and they will vary in accuracy, though in general usually the Japanese kits like Hasegawa or Tamiya seem to be pretty accurate, and have more detailed instructions. Another thing to consider when modeling an old warbird like the Corsair is that there are probably more real-life variations than you can shake a stick at, some made at the factory, some in the field.

You'll also find that the WW2 Corsairs had 3 bladed props, and the Korean war Corsairs had 4 bladed props. That TV show from the 70's "Baa Baa Blacksheep / Blacksheep Squadron" used both types.

Good luck with it.

David R

michael_ash
07-31-2008, 12:25 AM
Try here
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/

look at the top of the page under "Walkarounds/Propeller Walkarounds"

Also Try www.airliners.net and do a search for F4U-1D

Ask over at www.militarymeshes.com they may have some links

and get these books if you can find them:
Kagero publishing. They have good line drawings
http://kagero.pl/index.php?cPath=38_28&language=en

Aero Detail No.25: VOUGHT F4U CORSAIR
http://www.aeroplanebooks.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=44505

Aircraft Monograph series: Adam Jarski. AJ Press, 2005. #19
http://www.aeroplanebooks.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=47817

CORSAIR - 30 YEARS OF FILIBUSTERING 1940-1970
Bruno Pautigny. H&C, 2003
http://www.aeroplanebooks.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=45337

Have fun with the wing flaps and don't forget the Rudder is offset a few degress to the left.
mash