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#9401 werks prototype

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 22:19

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BMW 801A. Artist, F.Ruder.

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#9402 Tony Matthews

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 23:50

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Coventry Climax, FWMW. James A. Allington. Slightly different context.

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Although this is not a very clear image, it is possible to pick out a slight series of marks, more or less where I have put the red line, this is where a second piece of CS10 board had to be butt-joined as the illustration grew too big!



#9403 simplebrother

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 13:27

The B-17 below is by the same artist as most (perhaps all) of the recently cited Star Wars cutaways... Hans Jenssen.

Thanks for putting a name to the drawings !!!!

The other work tends to be a combination of cutaway and exploded view like this B-17 instead of simple cutaways. Touchy !!!! choice of word !!!!

Peter

Great blog for us thanks !!!!!!!
brilliant stuff
This thread is getting better by the day !!


Sorry... I certainly did not mean to be offensive - my preference is the "simple" cutaway drawing (whether monochromatic or multi-colored I find them eloquent), and the term was not used as an equivalent to "easy" because the time and skill required to produce one are obviously immense. The medium is not like water color where one skilled and experienced can use his/her 25 years of experience to produce a beautiful painting in only 30 minutes of time (exclusive of drying between washes, etc.). A "simple" cutaway drawing will take many, many, many hours of research, decisions of how best to display the complex components, and actual drawing, probably including a complete preliminary mock-up, for even the most gifted and experienced artist. "Simple" was meant as an expression of "clean and not busy", not to express any contrast with "difficult" or "complex". My sincere apologies for any misunderstandings.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 15:33

After of long absence I am retorn

Cutaway Peugeot 604 Turbo, the old.... Author unknow. Before

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Cutaway Peugeot 607 V-6 engine, the new.....Autor E.T.A.I. After

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Cutaway of Cadillac Allante, author Cadillac Corp.

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Lincoln Mark IV, artist unknow

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International pickut, photo cutaway, autor unknow

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The Dodge Intrepid 1993, author Dodge Corp. publicity

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The Koenigseg, the fast car in the world, author publicity Koenigseg

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Success

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#9405 Tony Matthews

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 17:38

Sorry... I certainly did not mean to be offensive - my preference is the "simple" cutaway drawing (whether monochromatic or multi-colored I find them eloquent), and the term was not used as an equivalent to "easy" because the time and skill required to produce one are obviously immense. The medium is not like water color where one skilled and experienced can use his/her 25 years of experience to produce a beautiful painting in only 30 minutes of time (exclusive of drying between washes, etc.). A "simple" cutaway drawing will take many, many, many hours of research, decisions of how best to display the complex components, and actual drawing, probably including a complete preliminary mock-up, for even the most gifted and experienced artist. "Simple" was meant as an expression of "clean and not busy", not to express any contrast with "difficult" or "complex". My sincere apologies for any misunderstandings.

Peter

I don't think anyone was offended. Peter, I certainly wasn't. I know exactly what you mean. I liked doing all sorts of technical illustrations, not just cutaways, and got most of my illustrating experience from doing exploded drawings and three-views. My greatest achievement was to draw a Ford clutch assembly, complete with cable and pedal and associated hardware, in thee and a half hours, and have the guys in Technical Pubs. say - "We wondered how that worked but were never sure. Now we know!"

On the point of preliminary mock-ups, or 'roughs', I rarely did them, and only for simple illustrations. On the rare occasion that I was asked to provide a rough of a cutaway I politely refused, saying that they knew my style, if they wanted to suggest a particular viewpoint, OK, but I was not prepared to waste valuable time DOING A ROUGH!

Edited to say that, as usual, numbers jumbled in my brain. It was 1 3/4 hours! Jim Allington was impressed, which was not usual.

Edited by Tony Matthews, 02 July 2011 - 08:02.


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 17:18

Ilyushin 2 3M Shturmovic by Mike Badrocke.... Spanish?
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#9407 macoran

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 17:59

.... Spanish?

Italian


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#9408 Tony Matthews

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 19:15

Italian

It's not flying backwards, is it? I'll get me coat...

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 20:53

Hawker Hunter cutaway by Jerry Lawlen (?)

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and

Vickers Wellington I cutaway by John Batchelor

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 01:52

It's not flying backwards, is it? I'll get me coat...

Like this ?
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#9411 Tony Matthews

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 06:54

Like this ?

:lol: I'd forgotten that one! Wasn't it posted on this thread some time ago? It's hard to keep up... Thanks!

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 07:57

Ilyushin 2 3M Shturmovic by Mike Badrocke.... Spanish?
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Looks like a Boulton Paulovitch Defiantsky! :lol:

#9413 Tony Matthews

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 07:59

Looks like a Boulton Paulovitch Defiantsky! :lol:

They'll be copying Concord before you know it!

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 08:44

Considering our recent influx of aircraft items, I wanted to pull up a couple of them that I had cleaned up over the last couple of days. The first is the EADS-CASA C-295M transport, sort of Hercules Light from 1997. This was illustrated by Mike Badrocke in Air International, November, 2008.
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 08:48

The second Mike Badrocke piece is also out of Air International, August, 2008. This is the EADS A330 MRTT Tanker. Not all that common to see a refueling aircraft get the attention of a cutaway.
Think I am going to change up the Avatar for you again, too, while I am at it.
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:09

The second Mike Badrocke piece is also out of Air International, August, 2008. This is the EADS A330 MRTT Tanker. Not all that common to see a refueling aircraft get the attention of a cutaway.
Think I am going to change up the Avatar for you again, too, while I am at it.
Tom West


Colour version by Roux (thanks to Flightlinearts for correction):
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 18:16

Colour version:
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I put a lot of effort into cleaning out the background on these pieces, so did not want them out with just the color behind them, as this is a much cleaner way to see the illustration. These simplified versions of the drawings have been used for various purposes from what I have seen, but I generally prefer the more detailed straight Blackline versions ... call me old fashioned ... or at least a Black and Tan ...
Tom West

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 19:15

Perhaps it is general knowledge but I've found that searching the archive on the Flightglobal web site,listed in the index, allows one to admire the work of Bowbeer, Munger, Marsden, et al as originally printed in Flight. Most of the drawings are incomplete but more than a few are complete or can be made so. When searching the archive give a thought to what it took to create a searchable data base of what must be around 200,000 scanned images. For a start try searching Bowbeer years 1950 to 1955.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 21:58

This cutaway by Vic Berris of the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 has been posted previously, but, with macoran's help in repair, I believe that this has better definition and a broader range of shading.
Posted Image The original appeared in the 30 May 1968 issue of Autocar.
Accompanying the full-car cutaway were a enlarged detailed cutaway of the left-front suspension:
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and a partial view of the chassis and suspension as seen from the left rear:
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#9420 macoran

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 22:00

The helmetted pencil returns !!
Sante Lusuardi's March 803
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:21

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Hello Folks, The cutaway of the EADS 330 Tanker is by Roux. He used to work for Aerospatiale now EADS. Though I am not sure if he still works for them.
On the comment by Tony about butting up board to complete an illustration. The drawings I always remember were those by Jimmy Clark. He freelanced for the Aeroplane and worked from home. I was told he worked on the kitchen table, but have never been able to confirm this. Anyway he used to pencil on the board in a very soft pencil. On some drawings it looks like a b pencil. His method was to sketch on site, and sometimes he would run out of board and just tape another piece on. I saw several of his drawings, when I worked for Flight International, some had more than one additional piece of board taped on. He used Bristol board, which is much thinner than line board like CS 10. His originals often still had pencil notes round the edges. I once saw a drawing which was finished one side and on the other there was the start of another in pencil. Being freelance he obviously used material wisely.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 16:58

Lotus 56 by John Hostler, previously posted on page 102
this one's a bit sharper
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 19:24

Peter Voigt's cool Hill Climb special drawn by David Waugh
I've misplaced the article, so I can't tell which motorcycle engine was used.
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found this on the web
http://www.motorbase...by-id/859652719
and in this thread
http://forums.autosp... racing engines

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#9424 Tim Murray

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 19:45

The car was the Voigt-Renwick Special, designed by Peter himself and Clive Osborn. The chassis was a much-modified Johnny Walker JW4 item, and the engine was a very light Konig 500cc flat four normally found in marine outboard motors, driving through a Norton Commando gearbox.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 10:24

Gents I finally got the Chevy V8 cutaway calender by David Kimble.
All drawings scanned and uploaded to my FB account.
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Posted Image1956 265 cid (469)
Posted Image1957 283cid FI (579C)
Posted Image1963 427cid (Z11)
Posted Image1963 427cid BB Mk.IIS 'Mystery Motor'
Posted Image1964 409cid (L80)
Posted Image1965 327cid FI (L84)
Posted Image1967 302cid (Z28)
Posted Image1967 350cid (L48)
Posted Image1967 427cid (L71)
Posted Image1969 427cid (L88) BB Mk.IV
Posted Image1969 427cid (ZL1) All-Aluminium BB Mk.IV
Posted Image1970 454cid (LS6) BB Mk.IV

And this is the link to the album.
I wish I had a bigger scanner. Some of the drawings just fitted onto it.

Edited to add captions (Sorry I was in a bit of a hurry yesterday).
All scans @300rpm. File size around 2MB. FB does shrink them or it takes way longer to upload pictures in high resolution.


Edited by Duc-Man, 05 July 2011 - 07:40.


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Posted 04 July 2011 - 18:07

I wish I had a bigger scanner. Some of the drawings just fitted onto it.


If you have Photoshop, it contains a nifty tool called photomerge which does an excellent job of piecing together a set of overlapping images. Just make sure that your scans contain some overlapping areas.


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Posted 04 July 2011 - 18:15

Boeing B-17G by Mike Badrocke
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Boeing B-17 Bombardier's and Navigator's compartment
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Posted 04 July 2011 - 21:00

Gents I finally got the Chevy V8 cutaway calender by David Kimble.


Any captions? Fantastic work but I have no idea what they all represent.

Steve


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Posted 04 July 2011 - 21:15

Any captions? Fantastic work but I have no idea what they all represent.

Steve

They are captioned on his facebook Steve

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 19:52

Transparent Pontiac
Transparent Pontiac

#9431 Tony Matthews

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 20:39

Transparent Pontiac

What an amazing piece of work! I love the way a new product - in this case Plexiglass - is made available, and is immediately leapt on to make something the inventers had never considered. Pity, but hardly surprising, about the slight rear-end damage, in fact I'm surprised it has survived at all. Very, very nice!

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 17:45

The Blue Flame by Brian Hatton, from Motor 1971
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 20:57

The Blue Flame by Brian Hatton, from Motor 1971
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Now this is hot ... no pun intended. Have not seen this illustration previously ... and am going to a car show that is hosted by counselwoman Rae Gabelich on Saturday. Sort of a tribute to Gary and the other drag racers out of Long Beach. If you are around SoCal this weekend, there will be noplace louder than the middle of that ring of Cacklecars firing for the fans in the middle of that intersection in Bixby Knolls.
Sorry, sort of drifted away from the Cutaway thing, didn't I?
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 20:59

It's allowed, Tom, and very interesting.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 18:18

Hi Werks, way back on page 127 you posted a cutaway of the 1964 Bluebird, it was commented that the battery was in the wrong place, you asked where it should be but I don't think you recieved an answer, well no more sleepless nights I have the answer for you.

The batteries for the 1964 Bluebird CN7...Posted Image...were located in...Posted ImagePosted Image...exactly where they are shown in the drawingPosted Image
In the 1960 car they were located in a central position at the rear or the car, but during the rebuild they were moved forward and placed either side of the car in front of the wheels

Edited by tbolt, 07 July 2011 - 20:46.


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 21:22

This is the Huffaker BMC Genie, drawn by Temple for the September 1962 Sports Car Graphic. Like the Brabham BT5 I previously posted, the car was created back in 1962 to take advantage of the success in Formula Junior and apply it to the then-popular G-Modified, sub-1100 cc sports racing class. It was known as a BMC Genie because its creator, Joe Huffaker, was associated with BMC San Francisco. The first example used a Series-A engine and was known as the Genie Mk. 4. Almost as soon as it was introduced, buyers wanted to insert larger engines and the cars became Mk. 5’s. This led to a series of Genie sports racing cars.

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The success of the initial Genie soon led to the desire to compete for top honors in the U.S. professional sports car events and the SCCA Road Racing Championships. A “Super” Genie Mk. 8 was produced that was sized to accept the smaller American V8 engines from the 215 cubic-inch Oldsmobile to the 327 Chevrolet. This was followed in 1964 by the Genie Mk. 10, which was illustrated by the following cutaway by William A. Moore in the March ’65 SCG.

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The Mk. 10 was designed to take a 360 cubic-inch Traco Chevrolet. About a half dozen were made from Mk. 8 upgrades, kits, and factory production, but they were up against Chaparrals, McLaren-Elvas, and Lola T70s, so wound up filling the mid-field of most races. A couple show at vintage races. Huffaker Engineering still exists, located at Infineon Raceway in Northern California.



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Posted 07 July 2011 - 21:56

Really great material once again, Embers! :up:

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 21:58

Hi Werks, way back on page 127 you posted a cutaway of the 1964 Bluebird, it was commented that the battery was in the wrong place, you asked where it should be but I don't think you recieved an answer, well no more sleepless nights I have the answer for you.

The batteries for the 1964 Bluebird CN7...Posted Image...were located in...Posted ImagePosted Image...exactly where they are shown in the drawingPosted Image
In the 1960 car they were located in a central position at the rear or the car, but during the rebuild they were moved forward and placed either side of the car in front of the wheels


:) :up:

Thanks very much for confirming that after all this time.

That is pretty specific information too!

How did you find that out in the end?


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 21:59

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Triumph 3T engine (early form) and component parts, 3T cases, block, head and valve gear. Artist John Ferguson.

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Triumph 6T engine. Artist, J.Bennett.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 22:00

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Triumph T110-TR6, 650cc engine. Artist, S.E.Porter.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 22:01

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Triumph Thunderbird. Artist, John Ferguson.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 22:02

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Vespa, engine, transmission and rear wheel assembly. Artist unknown.

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Triumph 250 Tigress. Artist unknown.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 22:03

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Monobloc (as used by Triumph). Artist unknown.

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SU Carburettor. Artist unknown

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Amal type 6 carburettor (as used by Triumph). Artist unknown.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 22:04

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Artist, Martin Donavan

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 22:05

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Porsche 911 Turbo. Artist, (the relative anonymity that is), Technical Art.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 22:05

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Maserati Bora. (Blue variation of that posted previously by Ibsen on page 64) Artist, Bruno Betti.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 22:06

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AC Cobra. Artist, G.Ling.

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Jaguar E-type. Artist unknown.

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BMW 850i. Artist unknown.