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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2017, 04:34:06 AM »
How about anything from 2001:  A Space Odyssey:







And just about everything in this clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyjOjT8d8RI

If nothing else, the Airline Stewardesses uniforms are definitely "Retro Futuristic" and  definitely from "Yesterday's Tomorrow". ;)

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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2017, 04:59:51 AM »
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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2017, 07:21:10 PM »
From Facebook.

It's supposed to be the Prometheus from Arthur C Clarke's "Prelude To Space" (1948).


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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2017, 01:37:14 AM »
Oh yeah!
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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2017, 09:11:47 AM »
Nice!!  I always imagined the Prometheus, though, as having more of a B-70 look with 2D intakes for efficient supersonic operation.

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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #55 on: August 31, 2017, 09:15:20 AM »
Just picked up a number of books from Amazon about and by Raymond Loewy and his work could definitely serve as inspiration for this build.

Which Loewy books? I have Industrial Design and Locomotive.





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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #56 on: August 31, 2017, 09:17:28 AM »
Speaking of trains, there's always GM's 1947 Passenger Train of Tomorrow which introduced dome passenger cars in a major way (though the CB&Q, privy to the thoughts that inspired these cars, introduced the first dome cars).

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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #57 on: September 05, 2017, 02:40:23 AM »
A great blog on automotive design that has loads of potential inspiration:
http://www.deansgarage.com/

The League of Retired Designers collections:
http://www.deansgarage.com/category/car-design/league-of-retired-automotive-designers/

Their 2016 Packard Project:
http://www.deansgarage.com/2017/2016-league-of-retired-designers-packard/

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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #58 on: September 05, 2017, 02:57:33 AM »
I really like these Pres Bruning two-wheel Gyro-Ferrari concepts:

http://www.deansgarage.com/2010/league-of-retired-automotive-designers—ferrari-design-exhibit/

Two of the drawings, seven in total:





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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #59 on: September 05, 2017, 03:22:02 AM »
Alright, Super Segways   :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #60 on: September 05, 2017, 03:28:58 AM »
 ;D
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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #61 on: September 05, 2017, 04:23:37 AM »
The 2016 Packard is beautiful.
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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #62 on: September 05, 2017, 10:29:19 PM »
The 2016 Packard is beautiful.

indeed! What a nice mash up  :smiley:
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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #63 on: September 15, 2017, 01:58:38 AM »
Piaggio P.7 was an ambitious Schneider Racer project. A bit too futuristic for 1929 to make it quite work, perhaps.



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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #64 on: September 15, 2017, 03:56:29 AM »
Piaggio P.7 was an ambitious Schneider Racer project. A bit too futuristic for 1929 to make it quite work, perhaps.



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One can get a 1/48 resin kit of this from Italian Kits Wings:

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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #65 on: September 17, 2017, 02:12:03 AM »
Always loved the B-29 I feel like its retro future right out of the box






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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #66 on: September 17, 2017, 03:59:31 AM »
Seem the 2nd photo many times. The projected power of a B-29 running is down right scary.
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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #67 on: September 19, 2017, 03:20:04 AM »


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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #68 on: September 19, 2017, 03:35:56 AM »


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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #69 on: September 19, 2017, 05:49:18 AM »
The photo above the washer n' dryer in the utility room.  ;D :icon_fsm:
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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #70 on: September 19, 2017, 06:02:51 AM »
Is there a signature on it Jon?
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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #71 on: September 19, 2017, 07:11:26 AM »
Nope.
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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #72 on: September 20, 2017, 11:28:24 PM »
You got good taste Jon  :smiley:

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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2017, 12:30:08 AM »
The question was asked in 1940: (What is the) "Super Strato Liner of the future?" and the answer was: a triplane! True!:

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Re: Inspiration for yesterday's tomorrow
« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2017, 01:07:31 AM »
There are some weird and wonderful designs in the world of model flying. This one is just a cool looking Control Line Team Racer design from 1963: