I see Derek Kelsall has sent out a mass emailing, inviting me to his workshop. I got two of them, I guess in case I missed it. Says he will increase my understanding. I do understand it. I had forgotten that I had been doing CM about a decade before KSS started and its pretty similar to CM but with bits cut out of the bilge.
The trick as I see it is to start with curved panels; instead of bending flat panels into a curve. The other trick is to resolve the compression along the keel. That way you don’t have to cut bits and then laminate over the cut bits, and next fair that work. I think I sorted that compression out and will build one that way as soon as I get this spaceship done.
I hope I’m still working the problems like Derek is when I get to his age.