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  1. Gidday and thank you all. Your responses are very gratifying and yet humbling. I very much appreciate them. Regards to all, Jeff.
  2. Gidday Pak, congrats on your debut WIP thread. I think the deck planking you've done looks very good. Of course, you realize you've set yourself a high standard to continue with. Regards, Jeff.
  3. Gidday, being a relatively new member this may not have affected me much, and I've no idea what my rating was before I was aware of this issue. By Mr Bandsaw's definition above I currently rate about 1/7th of a nerd! Still, I guess that is better than 1/8th or 1/10th of a nerd (I think ) Regards to all, Jeff.
  4. Gidday, I've got two of the Fletchers but haven't done them yet, I prefer 1/600 scale as most of my ships are Airfix vessels. I bought them because of the very good price at a closing down sale. Also an IJN Tone and Mikuma in 1/350, bought for the same reason. Maybe one day I'll summon enough courage to actually open the boxes. I've got a small stash of 1/700 ships, mainly USN and IJN, and again bought at reduced prices when available, mainly to be a source of measurements if I scratch-build them in 1/600. I'll be very interested when you build yours. Regards, Jeff.
  5. Gidday and welcome aboard. What ships, era and scale interests you? Regards, Jeff.
  6. Gidday Predletter, I remember Airwolf, I loved the machine. I built one once, decades ago. My wife bought it for me when I was convalescing, to keep boredom at bay. It is long since lost. Welcome aboard and looking forward to seeing yours. Regards, Jeff.
  7. Gidday, I've been reading other GB threads in the chat section and I think I've found answers to some of my questions. (Amazing what a little research comes up with ). It appears that GBs CAN be commenced early but not more than 25% completed by the start day. I guess that can prevent modelers with nothing on the bench from going troppo waiting for the start date. And my other question, it doesn't have to be completed by the finish date, although I would certainly try. At your convenience could someone please confirm I've got this right, or correct me if I have it wrong. But no hurry, we have until May next year! Regards, Jeff.
  8. Gidday, so they can't be made to fire then? Pity. Regards, Jeff.
  9. Gidday Beefy, you've done a beautiful model of a very good looking ship. You've made me want to reconsider where mine sits in the queue of future planned projects. Regards, Jeff.
  10. Gidday Wez, that's something I didn't think of. I'd guessed a GB can't start early but do they have to be completed by the finish date? Considering other life commitments, sometimes unforeseeable? I've noticed in previous posts (eg post #51) different dates, ETOs and PTOs. Please excuse my ignorance but I'm not sure what these abbreviations mean, although they appear to me to be dates regarding the subject matter rather than build dates. Regards, Jeff.
  11. Thanks Chris, my 'scratch-builds' up to now I would describe as hybrids, not true scratch-builds, as I've used the hull shells of kits (usually Airfix "Ajax" hulls) and built up from them. This would be my first 'true' scratch-built ship (discounting those done as toys etc) so if I do this it would be a learning curve for me also. It won't be very big. The ship was 376 feet long (oa) with a beam of 41 feet. At my scale this would be about 190 x 20 mm in size, hardly a monumental build. But I like all my ships to be the same scale for comparison. Regards, Jeff.
  12. Gidday, I've never participated in a group build with Britmodeller before but I'm interested in this one. A question if I may? Does the build have to be a kit or are scratch-builds allowed? Warships in 1/600 scale are my main interest and I have in mind doing a model of the destroyer Hugh W Hadley DD774. She was a Sumner class destroyer that had a short working life, the pinnacle of which was reached on 11 May 1945 when she and the rest of her group at 'radar picket station 15' off Okinawa were attacked by 156 Japanese aircraft. In the space of about 95 minutes the Hadley alone accounted for 23 aircraft - 20 shot down and 3 kamikazes that hit her, one being an Ohka launched from a Betty bomber (see Jockney's post above). The Hadley survived the ordeal but was never repaired. Regards, Jeff.
  13. Gidday Artick, if you're referring to that brass wrapped around the front face of the upper level you've shown in the photos above I think it is a wind deflector. The brass work you've done looks very good, particularly the ladders I think. Regards, Jeff.
  14. Gidday All, thanks again for the responses. And Steve, that's the plan! Regards, Jeff.
  15. Gidday Tuan, she was an awesome beast. You've done a terrific model of her. Regards, Jeff.
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