This will be a very long term project MINIMUM one year. I want to collect lots of data before I go to publish.... plus I need to learn whats involved with publishing a book. The books subject: The subject will be built cardmodels of the highest quality. It does not matter a single bit what the genre is, nor if its one model or a diorama etc. The model does not need to be purist, you can use wire in the struts, string for rigging, plastic for canopy etc. However if you build a diorama ALL parts must be card models (with filler bits as needed listed above). The model does not need to be ultra complex (nor will I accept simple models as submissions) but should be the best model you can build. NOTHING with copyright issues can be considered. So no movie stuff etc unless you get the express written permission on the copyright holder. Also the build must be representative of the kit but you can make additions/modifications so long as they are paper. Modifications must be noted as well and will be listed. Scratch built kits are welcome as well. I figure a largish book 20x20 inchesish. Open to any page and left hand side will be a VERY large image of your model, full page. This has to be an ultra high quality pic due to the size. It should be taken in a white box format or outside with very narrow depth of field so no extra distractions. Right hand side will have several things 1-3 paragraphs about model - historical significance, model discussion highs and lows, model dimensions and scale. If its an original model you can talk about how it was designed or how you thought it up etc etc. I would like this to be written by the builder but you can farm this out to someone else if you want. The author will get separate credit on the same page. More pics of the model (though smaller) and one pic of the real thing (if available) will be on this page as well. Pics on this page can be more artistic that main pic if desired but must be high quality. Modifications made by builder. Info on the kit: Model manufacturer model designer (if available) Scale Actual size of model Number of parts (approx) Builder Bio. Builder pic if desired. Include link to build thread if there is one. Also include link to forum(s)/card modeling pages of choice max 3. Builder can include most anything they want here. Still getting this worked out in my head as to exactly what I want to do but this is the basics. I am making this a medium to long term project because I want minimum 50 models for the book. This will give builders plenty of time to build the exact project they want in the timeframe they need to complete it! You prolly want to know what else is in it for the builders. All builders will get a free copy of the book. As well as much of a plug (or little) as you wish included with the photo. You can submit already completed models as well. Feel free to nominate anyone you think did an outstanding job on a model. Please email entries and nominations to cgutzmer at gmail period com. I want all models to be kept from the public eye until release date. Dont be shy! Lets show the world what we can do in paper Thanks Chris p.s. I know that not all of us are really good photographers. If anyone would be willing to put together a quick tutorial on how to take a decent pic it would be appreciated.