An evolving list of relevant websites. I have found them all useful and some inspirational.
Drawings and three-views
On-line access for a very modest fee to 380,000 aircraft drawing and manuals, predominantly US fighters and bombers of WW2.
Accessible and reliable drawings and reference material on WW1 subjects and an excellent magazine.
Reliable drawings and three-views by a renowned aviation draftsman.
Achim Engels' matchless Fokker Dr. 1 replica. Many drawings and photographs.
Source of some of the most closely researched drawings of the Supermarine Spitfire (Mks IX and XVI) that I have ever seen.
Some very fine models, including cars and aircraft. World Collector are "specialists in sourcing and selling collectors items for the connoisseur".
The AEHS is heavily involved in the identification and cataloging of new source material on the history of aircraft engine development, manufacture and use. In addition to its own growing archive, it has developed on-line catalogs of historically significant documents at the US National Archives and of historically significant engines in museums and collections. A substantial section on propellers.
Web design and development plus book design services.
Custom made wooden airscrews for operational aircraft, models and ornamental use. Colin carved the walnut pattern for my Spitfire Mk IX's Rotol airscrew... a true craftsman!
Excellent online modelling magazine crammed with news, reviews, how-to features and a stunning gallery of readers' work.
This site claimes to show the world's biggest collection of vintage aircraft propellers, and I can well believe it. Hundreds of superb images make it a thing of beauty as well as reference archive.
Online museum of downloadable manuals for more military radio equipment than you ever thought existed
Exhaustive listing of scale model websites that's well worth browsing
Hawker Hurricane reference material
Some good images of the restored fuselsge frame and wing centre section of a Hurricane MkIIb
Many superb images showing the resortation of two Mk1 Hurricanes and an SE5a resuced from the Australian outback.
Online photo-journal recording the restoration of Hurricane MkIIa 23055. Numerous useful images.
Extensive range of materials with the accent on the professional model maker. Services include custom resin and metal casting, acid etching and laser cutting.
Superb range of WW2 warbird cockpit detail sets in 1:48, 1:32 and 1:24 scale. Perfect for kit builders and scratch builders alike.
Suppliers of precision metals for model makers
Suppliers of modelboards, epoxy and polyurethane resins, RTV silicone rubber and much else. A useful starting point for mould making and pattern making
Alclad II lacquers are the best spray applied metal finishes that I know. Information only website with list of supplier locations.
Custom made dry transfers in single or multiple colours.
Specialist provider of paint masks, dry rubdowns, stencils and waterslide decals for the model maker and for full-size aircraft
High quality, self adhesive paint masks cut to order by Mal Mayfield. I used these masks for my 1/5th sacle P51D, but they are equally suited to scales as small as 1/72nd.
Suppliers of non ferrous metal stock, cast iron and engineering plastics.
Manufacturers of all types and diameters of non-ferrous wire, including aluminium.
Paint specialist for railway modellers, but with many other applications.
US supplier of stock and customised dry transfers, vinyl lettering and paint masks for large scale model aircraft, including propeller manufacturers' logos.
One of the few sources for tiny alloy rivets.
Heat applied fabric covering made specifically for model aircraft.
Moulding materials, adhesives and many other essentials for the model maker.
Steel, brass, copper and chrome tube in many sizes and thicknesses.
Copper, brass and alluminium wire in a host of sizes and guages... Ideal starting point when plumbing a model cockpit or wheel bay.
Gallery for commercial model makers. Splendid 1:5 scale P51D.
Brazilian model maker's awe inspiring collection, including an amazing B17-G.
These guys build big and build to fly. Superb on-line forum is a mine of know-how, and worth the modest membership fee on its own.
Dana Muelot's truly remarkable quater-scale replica of fighter ace Bud Anderson's P51D 'Old Crow'.
Beautiful alluminium aircraft models, including a P51D, built by a retired dentist from Hawaii.
Gallery of the work of some fine craftsmen, including Young C. Park with his remarkable Corsair and P51D.
Including Duxford in Cambridgeshire, one of Europe's foremost collections of millitary and civilian aircraft, vintage and modern.
One of the UK's finest collections of millitary aircraft displated at two major sites, and home to my Spitfire model.
Incomparable collection of vetran and vintage aircraft, most of which are maintained in flying condition. I am fortunate to live just 25 minutes away!
P51-D reference material
Access to downloadable manuals for more military radio equipment than you ever thought existed(including the SCR-522VHF for the P-51D)!
Beautiful collection of images of restoration of P51D 'Dixy Boy' and lots more
Many of America's finest P-51 restorations recorded on this superb site. Numerous galleries containing superb images of work in progress.
Manual, pictures and other data on the P51.
Lots more Mustang pictures.
Many good pictures of P51s in various stages of construction.
An encyclopaedia of a website with pictures and information about the P-51 from its service days to the present.
Fascinating photo diary of a P51D restoration.
Mustang bits for sale: great reference source for placards and decals.
Restoration tribute to Tuskegee pilots
P51 facts, figures and some nice reference pictures.
Many links to US-based restorers and restoration organisations.
Many pictures of work on the restoration of P51D 'Missy'.
Stacks of detailed photographs showing the restoration of P-51D "Missy".
Spitfire reference material
Many excellent pictures in web log of the restoration of Spitfire NH341
A progress report about the restoration of the Ardmore MkV Spitfire, with some of the best restoration images I have so far found on the net... a goldmine for model makers!
Many excellent pictures of the restoration of a Mk VC
Researcher, author and publisher of easily the single best technical reference work on the Spitfire I have ever seen.
All we know is his name is Dave. But he's building the ultimate model of a Spitfire's cockpit in 1:1 scale! An amazing website about an amazing project.
Superb images of the restoration at Duxford based Historic Flying Ltd. of Spitfire Mk1a P9374.
A league of friends who variously flew, built studied or just simply loved the Spitfire.
Treasure trove of aircraft parts on sale, all photographed in close-up. Mainy British types
A wealth of useful material on this site for the model maker, notably a magnificent set of cockpit images of the Croser and Aitchison MkVB 'Marion'
Specialist in vintage aircraft fabric covering and painting. Numerous Spitfire and Hurricane projects are shown.
A fascinating site with some high quality images of warbird restorations, including a Spitfire Mk IX.
Some very nice restoration close ups from this Aldershot-based company, including MkV and MkIX airframes.