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Want to throw this out there to the group…
A friend contacted me about helping him find pics of a particular helicopter he is building an RC model of for the scale masters competition coming up later this year. Got me thinking about how to use the network of friends who are into photography and aviation. So this is a test run of how things might go.
He is looking for a Sikorsky H-34/S-58 in the Coast Guard white/red or red/white scheme or similar brightly colored. Doesn't have to be Coast Guard but must be a brightly colored rescue variant. So the first part of this is searching the memory banks and then hard drives to find a pic of one of these birds.
The next part, once that pic is deemed the correct bird, is to do walk-around and detail shots of that heli to document that what my friend is building is correct in every way. We would supply a list of shots needed…about 20 total. Not artsy stuff…just documenting.
There was a company years ago that supplied these photo packs to "fixed-wing" scale modelers but has since gone away. I don't recall ever seeing helis in their catalog.
There is a small amount of money to be made…and I mean small. There is, however, a large niche to be filled in the RC community for this type of work.
Please PM me if you are interested or have access to the heli mentioned above. Other birds he mentioned needing photo packs for are the Apache A and D models, and the Eurocopter AS350 in as crazy a color scheme as you can find.
The RC versions BTW are huge! His contest-winner from last year, a Bell 47, is almost 8 feet long with a 10 foot rotor!!