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  1. Extraordinary! What a beautiful model! I would like to know more about the steam yacht in the background of some of the pictures too.
  2. Inspiring work Adrian. It will be an incredible model when it is finished.
  3. That is fabulous detail at 1/72. It looks great.
  4. Looks like it will be a fascinating build. Lots of detail to drown in! 😀 Enjoy!
  5. That's a very interesting way to make gratings, I like it. How do machine the excess wood off the underneath?
  6. I just read it too! Fascinating, and highly recommended. I really enjoy the clear-eyed, objective and dispassionate lens that some modern historians are bringing to these subjects, leaving out all the romanticism, jingoism etc. The books written by James Holland on WW2 are equally good.
  7. A very nice looking ship too! Ketch rigged, presumably. Mid 1700s?
  8. Great start - lovely clean detail. Looking forward to more! I assume this the EURYALUS of 1803, a 36 gun frigate? But you haven't finished the beautiful model of the Boudriot 74!
  9. Handsome ship, a bit reminiscent of the US ship sloop Peacock, of about the same time.
  10. I haven't read Shattered sword, I'll have to look for it. As it happens I recently read the account of Midway by Mitsuo Fuchida and Masatake Okumiya, giving the Japanese view of events, which was a fascinating perspective.
  11. SILENT VICTORY is a great read too, highly recommended!
  12. I'm watching with great attention Ilhan. Fascinating to see your solutions to the various build challenges. The propeller and its housing are wonderful.

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