Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Jef Ott

Dave Deadman model graphics - How did he do that?

Recommended Posts

Jef Ott

Hello guys.

When Dave Deadman departed this mortal coil, I was overcome by the beauty of his Baby Bantam 32"  - a scaled down Ron Warring Bantam.

Since then I have been pondering how he created the graphics on the wing and engine cowl.

After carelessly losing the pretty model at Old Warden a month ago, I found pictures of it, while looking on Ebay! There was nothing sinister in this, but it came as a shock nonetheless. Mr Deadman had done a build article for the AeroModeller (part of Aviation Modeller International at the time) and someone was selling a copy of that magazine, choosing to advertise the plan and pictures from the build article rather than the AMI front cover. 

In the article there is very little detail of how the graphics were achieved, but in the caption, accompanying one of the photos, it is revealed that he used "...templates and a ruling pen.".

Does anyone still have knowledge of these techniques - and if so can they show us/me how to do it?

Very best regards,




How did DD do this.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jef,

that looks beautiful!

Doing a quick search around, I found a lot of amazing pictures. So the tool is found. I guess now that mastering the techniques is the challenge.

I found a lot of videos and I really can't do a choice to link one. This is anyway a great way to do graphics, away from the usual geometric, symmetrical designs.

Thanks a lot for posting that great stimulus.

Best regards,

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.