In this installment I'll show you how you can use the Flattery plugin to unwrap your sketchup model into a basic set of flat shapes. I'll be refining these in a later tutorial.
You can download the Flattery a plugin here. Note that I have had issues with newer versions of SketchUp not working with this plugin, that is why I use SketchUp 8.
For another example of this approach I've been documenting these same techniques as I use them to design a P51-D. This will give you a head start on the topics that will be covered in upcoming articles in this series.