Thanks👍 I'll be mailing Stephen re photos etc when I get my thoughts coherently together!
Some tricky coding / algorithm changes will be needed, and we shouldn't forget that Stephen is still a member of the working society!
RE "when are you going to start on HMS Manxman?"
My problem is that I'm torn between HMS Manxman, a very complex construction, and my AKULA 2 Submarine!
At least the AKULA hull is almost complete, only conning tower detail & scopes to do) and the rest is 'just' 🙄 fitting out; dive tank & electronics
I've also temporarily shelved the restorations / conversions of my fish cutter
and a PT Boat
. Diverse interests 😉
HELP! What should I do? I really like Manxman as well, since I built the Airfix 1:600 kit as a kid. I read up on her history and became fascinated.
Her build will really take time to be able to do her justice.
I heartily agree 'Iconic'. I've seen her described as 'The last ship the RN had that LOOKED like a warship'. She survived until 1972 in various guises!
Coincidentally the same year as my other RN favourite H class Destroyer HMS Hotspur, also inspired by the ancient (like me!) Airfix kit and reading her history.
Inspired me to scale up the 1:600 kit and scratch build a 1:72 version when I was about fifteen.
Cheers, Doug 😎