Maybe I’ll suggest a pet project I’ve thought of doing, but probably won’t because I always have something more important to model first: A Bell 47G3 Helicopter, an example of which hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Here’s the backstory: I first learned to draft with T-Square and triangles for a science fair project in 6th grade. That would be 1967~68 which was two years before the movie MAS*H came out, and 4 years before the T.V. show made this helicopter a common sight to a mass audience. For me it was an earlier show, Whirlybirds, that got me interested in them.
I enlarged plans from an 8 1/2" x 11" three view drawing sent to me by Bell, and then scratch built a model. The person who taught me to draft was my mother, who was in the first class of women to attend Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she studied with and worked for Marcel Breuer.
Here’s the three view drawing:
And here’s what’s left of that 51 year old model:
I can supply I higher resolution scan of the three view drawing, if needed.
Bell 47 fan site.