I am just wondering if there is an easy way to create a ship hull based off accurate 2D drawings. I understand the concepts involved, but all my attempts to learn how to do it myself end in frustration, most likely because I don't really have a true desire to learn, I just need the hull. I'm not so much asking for a step by step guide, but perhaps a pointer in the right direction, or to be honest, if you really want to save me, an offer to create the hull model for me won't be knocked back either. This has been a project I've had on the back burner for a while now, with no deadline. Now I have 6 months to complete her, so don't have "all the time in the world" to learn the things I need to do. I have been "commissioned" by my other half to build a 1:96 scale model of the destroyer her father served on during the vietnam war. At first I was going to buy and build the only kit available of the ship in question but at 1:350 it's just too small, I want to build him a "museum" type model. I've got no shortage of reference material (well, a shortage, but I also scored well a few months back). I managed to get hold of a few other guys who served on her and similar ships and thanks to some awesome generosity I now have a full set of copies of the actual plans they built the ship from, printed out at 1:72 scale. So I'm kind of wondering, where do I go from here? Is it beyond my capabilities to learn the basics and get this ship designed, printed and built in 6 months? Is there anyone out there who would like to have a go at doing a hull for me? (as in formers and hull plating). I could pay for your time but can't afford much. The main obstacle I have right now is the Hull, I believe I can scratch build the superstructures etc without too much hassle, I am also in contact with a guy who builds museum quality models and has done 4 of these particular ships in 1:72 and has some leftover antenna's etc. This is about the only digital copy of a plan I have been able to find, from what I've read on these forums it has all the info I need to design and build the hull as a card model, I'm just not sure how to use it exactly. And just for kicks, this is basically the end result I would like to achieve with this project, but using mainly paper and card to get there. So to sum it all up... HELP!! Any help anyone can give me with this will be GREATLY appreciated, and if possible compensated. It's not often you get to hear "I want you to start that model and I need you to work on it as much as you can to get it done and you can have the dining table to build it on" so I really need to get the ball rolling on this one.