A quick background. I'm too old to die young, but too young to die old!
I'm very attached to my electric wheelchair, one working hand, and the other one is useful only as a stop weight (but it does work!), legs are pretty grotty (or that's what my wife says!), and brain is not fully functional.
I had decided to tackle the 1:35 Schnellboot but something is nagging me.
My last major build (5 yrs worth)was a matchbox 1:72 Flower class. The reason it took so long was that I decided to make as much operable by RC as possible. It has - working led Aldis lamps (morse programmed via Arduino), working anchors, working (rotating and elevating) main gun, working rear AA gun, fishing line deployable depth charges and full lighting. Also I loved (or hated!) making all the hand rails from copper wire, and the stanchions, (masking tape holds a lot of tiny things to mdf for soldering), bollards from plastic caps etc. It galvanised a "I can do this" challenge in me, it gave me a sense of "me" again and although not the best in the world, for me it was such a sense of achievement.
Hence the trouble from the Schnellboot - it seems I could only make the handrails, some crew and make the guns, torpedoes operable. That's fine, but it doesn't seem 'enough'.
Do any of the incredible shipmates on here see the (perhaps selfish) point and if so, do you have opinions on what would be a challenging, yet satisfying long term build.
I'm trying to do the best I can within my many limitations. I think 1:35, 1:72, 1:200 is probably the sizes I could manage and plastic kits are more suitable because I'm fairly sure I can't do planking or any metal turning - I'm crap at a lot of things!
Sorry it took a while to explain, but opinions from the great contributors here would be immensely appreciated.