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MODEL DESIGN & Blueprinting Handbook, Volume 1
An In-Depth Guide for both 3D and Traditional Modelers

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Foreword by Alan Sinclair aka "Wizard of Flight"


***Section 1: Creating Blueprints***

Chapter 1: The Blueprinting Process

  1. Overview
  2. Types of Blueprints
  3. Multi-View Drawing
  4. A Matter of Perspective
  5. The “Power” of Projection
  6. A Sense of Scale
  7. Summary

Chapter 2: Blueprinting Basics and Standard Practices

  1. Overview
  2. Arranging Multi-View Drawings
  3. Choosing Your Views
  4. Standards for Arrangement of Views
  5. Introduction to Line Types
  6. Centerlines
  7. Proper Use of Line Types
  8. Incomplete, Removed and Partial Views
  9. Sections
  10. Conventional Revolution
  11. Title Blocks and Page Layout
  12. Indicating Scale
  13. Marking Tolerances
  14. Dimensioning
  15. Summary

Chapter 3: Laying Out Plan Views

  1. Overview
  2. Getting Started
  3. Using Photos as Templates
  4. Tracing the Template Photo
  5. Blocking Out Overall Dimensions
  6. Adjusting the Traced Image
  7. Projecting Points From One View to Another
  8. Filling in Details in Adjacent Views
  9. Determining Cross Sections
  10. Mapping Out a Subject’s Geometry
  11. Wrapping Up
  12. Summary

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