Many thanks for your reply Doug, I was born on St Georges Day Neunzehnhundertsiebenundvierzig,
and like you have many,many plastic magic kits, such as Trumpeter Bismarck, Hood,Nelson all waiting and many more in 1/350 scale, plus over 36 r/c boat kits
in my loft waiting yet again for me to start on them,you have had a very wonderful and varied career, seen more of the world than most people, you don't need to prove anything to anybody...
"OK so another year older, and what have you achieved? Answer: ZILCH!" if you look back over the last year, you have achieved the admiration and the appreciation of many modellers, isn't that what retirement is all about and what of Gisselle? this is the time when you can spend more time together and enjoy life,you are a very talented man Doug, and most people on this site envy your knowledge that you have acquired in your life, I really believe that this lockdown situation is getting to us modellers, we can't just sail and have fun when we want to, why build boats when we can't sail them!!!
looking forward to your new acquisitions, would one be HMS Vanguard? guess we will just have to wait, at least something to look forward to.😊