I've ammassed quite a library over the years and I thought I would share some of the titles of my favorite books that cover the verious methods used in getting this far in this discussion and share some decent tutorials as well as a couple of videos of my own.
Here's a list of books specific to this blog.
1)Print Reading for Industry by Walter C. Brown
2)Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing by Cecil Jensen and Jay D. Helsel
Specific to Molding Casting and Sculpting:
1) The Prop Builders Molding and Casting Handbook by Thurston James
Check out the section about "Vacuum Forming with Thermal Plastics
I'll cover the build up of my vacuum table at later date.
2) From Clay to Bronze A Studio Guide to Figurative Sculpture
Specific to Styrene Modeling and blueprinting:
1)Model Design and Blueprinting Handbook by Charles Adams
2)Styrene Modeling by Evergreen Scale Models.
Here is a link to a tutorial using a small, but powerful program that I will be working with while also working in LightWave 9.6.
This is a link to 66 tutorials for various applications in Lightwave.
While I'm finishing up the blueprints I'll be recreating and refining the process that I used to build my 1/350th TOS Enterprise. This link to the video gives some example as to how we will be proceeding. I developed this method three years ago and now I see people all over the net doing the same thing. I think it's great to see people making their own figures, ships and other models.
I'll will come back and edit and update the entire blog soon, my appologies for mispellings and grammer mechincs issues. I usually work on this when I'm half asleep.
More updates soon. Trek On Dudes and Dudettes! =/\=........