Thank you for welcoming me. I have read the threads for some time and find the bulletin board brilliant.
I have been very fortunate in that during my working life I have met Arthur Bowbeer, Tony Lofthouse, Laurie Watts, Brian Hatton, Ira epton, Roy Cross, John Way & Theo Page amongst many others. All had one thing in common the love of the work and great blokes. As all technical illustrators generally are.
Thank you Tim, it's mutual. As I have said before, Jim Allington didn't seem to know, or communicate with, other illustrators, and my experience of working for him, then Motor Sport/Motoring News and then freelancing meant that my path very rarely crossed that of other established illustrators. I am ashamed to say that when I went to Ketteringham Hall for the last time to do a cutaway of a Lotus, another illustrator was there, also gathering info for a cutaway, but I cannot remember his name. My bad.
Most of the effort put into this thread is by those who have cutaways on file, or ferret them from obscure publications - all I have is my own work. I think I collected half a dozen cutaways that I really liked, or felt I could learn from, but they have gone. Oh, and a few Bill Bennets that I rescued from a fate worse than death when I left Standard House. My main interest is in the techniques involved, the process, manual or digital (with a bias towards manual) of preparing a cutaway, of any subject.