I don't know if Volke had illustrators. They were loaded down with up to 150 Brits at any time in modelling, design, engineering and the inevitable tinnies. They were some of the most miserable devils I ever encountered. They earned almost as much as us yet their accommodation and flights were paid for and they were even lent cars. They always seemed to come from Nuneaton, or Treacle Town as we always were told to call it, just to upset them!
I had a great Scottish designer to work with called Scott Ferrier, who could design, illustrate and was a fair engineer too. Designers are not supposed to know how things work.
My speciality turned out to be mechanisms and he would always come and chat clever mechs. with me, often bringing his favourite cutaways to illustrate (sorry!) points.
I wonder where he ended up.
alansart, not sure what you meant by the go away for a few weeks comment. Am I being thick or missing something?
Maybe it's just late!
Scott Ferrier has now settled in Melbourne Australia and doing great work down here.