I spend a lot of time searching out drawings. I use the search engines and use the car name and drawings,,(i usually use the images option),,,it gets some information,,,,,
also use blueprints.com as a starting place. They are heavy on the exotics and rarities and newer cars. Color schemes are harder but if you type in the car name and use the images option you can glean some information there.
Older cars that are popular have more information posted than obscure cars......I will search for hours sometimes and get very littlee but each piece is saved and then assembled. The K3 has so much information on line that it was an easy one,,,I also have a lot of drawings for the K3 in my own collection of books and prints, so it was a no brainer....If you check out my current Scrathing the Surface build thread I go throw creating plans when I cant find any......that is in the model cars section, currently I am working on a 1936 Bentley with no drawings but show how to get what you need to build a car.
There is also a lot of intuition and base knowledge that is used in building something from scratch when you have little to go from.
I hope that helps some..
Thank you for the questions....
Edited by kennb, 25 April 2013 - 04:42 AM.