EDIT: 13Aug2017: The secret is out! Oculi guessed it! Go to page four for the first pics of the build revealed EDIT-4Aug2017: I will change the name of this thread when I am ready to reveal what I'm up to. I was going to keep it a secret until finished, then reveal the completed project along with the story of how it came to be. However, from my previous builds I have found a lot of people have enjoyed following along as I fail, succeed, learn, experiment and involve everyone. So, rather than talk talk talk about what I'm "gunna" do, I think that once I've got to a certain stage and something to show, I will bring it out and share the work in progress as before. Original post: Hey gang. With Iron Man project all but done, (now just tweaks before getting it into kids hospitals), I am ready to start moving on with a project I've been planning a couple of years. This one is just for fun and once I get going I will reveal it for all those who want to follow along. Before we get to that, I need a little help. I need a *volunteer, skilled CAD 3D operator. EDIT: I have found 2 Volunteers/ The last two 3D CAD designers who volunteered to help me have fallen through after months of planning and waiting. I totally get it that people have lives and that's just the way it goes. However, I can't start this project without accurate cross-sections of a physical scaled model. I have photographs of the model from every angle, to be loaded into a 3D CAD generator, from which vertical cross-section, profile slices can be taken at intervals along the length of the model, then drawings with dimensions of each slice and distance between slices produced. This will help me form the basic shell, (shape) and I will be scratch-building all the details from there. The object is 30cm long, but in order for me to reproduce it to its full scale of nearly nine metres long and keep proportions, I MUST have accurate shop drawings. I appreciate CAD is tedious, skilled and time-consuming so please, if anyone would want to help me, I will return the favour in some way if I can. *Perhaps I can make a knife for you? Up front, I require open and regular communications. Often at night. I can be a pain in the butt and sometimes pushy, but most of you already know that. This will be an epic project that will amaze all. There is no mission this time. It's just for fun and just because I can.