This is mostly to help Yaniv out but I thought some of the rest of you might be interested as well. Disclaimer: This is my way of doing it and my way has NOT been proven to be the best but it works for me. Wunwinglows tutorial is much more in depth than what this will be and is highly reccommended. In his tutorial Tim shows how to set up units and all the stuff required to be really accurate. I don't. They say the devil is in the details and that's probably the reason that it takes me forever to complete a model. But hopefully geting into the meat and potatoes quicker might help those with short attention spans. I'm assuming that the student can navigate his way around Rhino or at least is comfortable with a 2d cad system (if you know Acad you can get by in Rhino) and so will not be teaching basic commands. I will go into some depth regarding the commands specific to creating and unrolling surfaces. Yaniv is interested in the F6F Hellcat and DC-3 but I decided to do the F-104 for this tutorial for a couple of reasons: 1. It's a fairly simple shape 2. I found some decent drawings with cross sections found here Step 1 get the bitmap into Rhino. At this point I don't bother with scale I just put it in and get to work. Rule #1: DON'T EVER TAKE A DRAWING THAT IS NOT AN ACTUAL BLUE PRINT AT FACE VALUE! There is always going to be something wrong with them. And there is with this one.