So much for the cottage as a possible battle site, and attending NATS this year or next. I'm giving up the cottage in a separation agreement and have to remortgage my home, so can't retire this December as planned. Maybe in a few more years.... :>( On a positive note the tight tolerance SS barrels ordered from Strike Models before closure arrived a few weeks ago and will be used to arm CL Profintern and BC Indefatigable. The 'spring' weather remains abysmal with another heavy snowfall warning issued today and a storm in progress. In 2-3 weeks the overnight temps should be warm enough to glass in the prop shafts on the new ships and leave them outside to cure.