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While you would probably want to it as a secret, wouldn't showing some actual progress in somewhere give people some faith in your mods perhaps?
People at Crusade Discord could provide you some advice on modding, and maybe help you if you will, just don't be a jerk about it; you could also leave all your little questions there, so you don't have to make several comments on their mod page and won't make 'em feel that you are annoying.