The late Mick Bell produced over 400 high quality technical drawings and plans of military vehicles at 1/76 scale, for use by modellers and vehicle enthusiasts. Since his death in 2007, these have not been readily available. The purpose of this website, created by his son, is to make these drawings available again as high-resolution digital copies.
Each drawing has its own page, showing a low-resolution preview of the drawing, with a link to the full-size high-res image. The pages are categorised by country, and are also tagged with vehicle manufacturers and types, for ease of browsing. A full index of the plans is provided below this post.
The drawings have been scanned at 600 dpi, and are all A4 size. Printing them onto A4 (with no margin) should reproduce the original dimensions, although a laser printer may be required to preserve the finer detail. Most of the plans are at 1/76 scale, but could easily be printed to different scales. For example, printing a 1/76 plan at 106% (76/72) should convert it to 1/72 scale. A few plans are at other scales: this is stated clearly on the plan and the relevant page.
The drawings are all released under the Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution licence. This makes them free to share and adapt, even for commercial purposes, as long as appropriate attribution is given to the original creator, Mick Bell. Please see the link for more information on the licence.
I have now completed uploading all the scanned drawings. I also have a large collection of AutoCAD DWG files saved from my father’s computer, which I believe may include some of the drawings listed as missing. At some point in the future I intend to acquaint myself with AutoCAD, sort through these, publish the missing images and make the DWGs available as well. However, it may take me some time to get around to that. Please also read the note on UK drawing 161 regarding original A3 prints of the Thor IRBM.
Please let me know if you spot any errors. In particular, please note that I am not a military vehicle expert, so I may have made some mistakes in the titles, descriptions and tagging of the plans!
Many thanks to Paul Gandy for scanning the hard copy plans.