Well Caswell has me in a pen. Seems he's got the right coast and left coast covered. And soon, the world! Ahahahahah!
What he has me doing is to write a basic book on the craft of scratch building based on my past experience of the last three years and 5 scratch builds. Some what unique about my experiences is making hull without the aid of CAD, lathes, mills, pressure pots, vacuum chambers and much much more. Maybe I should name it Steve Neill's by the Seat of Your pants Sub building because that's what it is.
I've kept it simple so anyone with a bit of talent could build a sub and get started. Rocket science can come later.
Table of contents
3. Research your project
5. Water tight cylinders
6. Making the Hull masters
7. Making the sail, deck and appendages
8. Making hull molds
9. Casting the hull
10. Casting resin parts
11. Props, masts, fittings and scopes
12. Building the boat
13. Trimming the boat
14. Running the boat
At this point the book is finished. It has many photos of the step by step processes just like my build threads. But I found that pictures alone weren't clear enough. So this is where my CGI talent came into play.
Once I fatten the book with more diagrams and images the wife edits the book. She's from England and can write the Queens language. Then Caswell gets it another brit, so between the two you should all be able to understand my gibberish. Then Merriman has offered to do a forward.
Many of the names here and SC are blamed for my obsession with subs. Be warned! LOL! The usual suspects will be known.
Here's some samples of the CGI I did for the book. I even built a virtual Subdriver WTC so I could clearly show how this WTC functions to the smallest detail. The CGI camera can zoom in anywhere and at any angle. I still have the wiring to finish off. I'll also show how it mounts in a boat and gets hooked up.