I have begun delivering material to Nordic Academic press, and making the necessary corrections that result. They have started the layout process. We hope that Part I (presentation of the individual finds) will appear towards the end of the summer and Part II early next year. The timetable for the remaining volumes is not fixed, but we have added a second full-time researcher this year, so everything should start moving a little faster.
The way this should work is that the slipcase will come with the second part. The drawings will probably be separate, in a pouch, in the back of part 2, but the publisher is considering having them tipped in or supplying them on a CD. I am urging the publisher to offer a deal for purchasers of both parts, and will let everyone know how that works out.
I actually hope the planes come on Cd. I'd like them Physical in a Pouch, But a Cd is more usable for Building maybe both would be better. I like the idea of a deal, not sure how that would work in the Us as I bought the 1st Volume at Amazon.
All of the text for the first part of Vasa II has been delivered and we are sorting out the illustrations now. Cannot say exactly when it will appear, but I hope at the end of the year or in January. Once I have a release date I will post it here.
We are still discussing the plan format. At present, we are looking at four or five loose sheets in a pocket in the back of the book. These should be at 1:50, if we can print the full rigging reconstruction at that size conveniently. We are also considering a CD with digital versions. The plans will appear in part 2, which should come out later in 2020. There will be about 500 illustrations, including many detail drawings, exploded views of complicated assemblies (such as the capstans and tops) in part 1.