Hi, Just want to drop a line to relate the projects I am working on (just so everyone knows I am still here) USS Detroit -- I started work on a USS Omaha class light cruiser. The (wooden) hull is coming along well. I started sanding it this evening. It is certainly no work of art, but I think it can be made into a functioning cruiser. The trickiest part is the stern -- I have less than .5 inch to install the rudder, so it may prove to be an insurmountable problem. In any event the internals will be tight. Hawkins Class -- I cut the wood and started assembly, but stopped because things weren't going together very well. I think I know what to do , but it is definitely on the back burner for now. Nagato -- John gave me Tommy's old Nagato -- I planned to make a new hull for it and use the existing superstructure. However, my set of plans was grossly inaccurate (to be fair, it was being used as an example on how to interpret hull lines and not as a plan). I looked to see if it was possible to rebuild the hull, but there is simply no way. I have ordered a new set of plans. In the meantime, it sits sad and forlorn in the garage. IJN Takao -- I built this last winter, but stopped short of turning it into a combat model. I have tentative plans to finish it as a combat model. This is also a wooden hull. It just needs turrets, masts, and paint (and guns). The biggest hurtle here wll be to convince my 5 year old to let me use it. HMS Indefatigable -- cut out and the prop shafts in, Started the water channeling. Wating for good weather to install the deck. HMS Renown -- in limbo. The hull is cut out and the prop shafts are in. I need to reinforce the stringers before I proceed and I can't start any FG work until the summer when the everyone else will be away. (This is the ship that convinced me that my FG work sucked). I have misplaced my plan booklet, so I can't do the superstructure until I find it. Tirpitz -- still 99.9% done. Awaiting AA guns and another test drive. Konig -- Mostly ready, but I won't fight it under treaty anymore. It is simply too slow and is unmanagable in anything more than the tiniest of breezes. My biggest problem has been that with the winter parking ban I have to keep the car in the garage, so I have no workspace. What I can do is use the computer to scan and print plans, so I simply keep starting new projects. Now that the parking is back, the garage is empty and I can start work again and maybe actually finsh something. I plan to make an order for a 3.5 oz tank and some guns and fittings a little later in the year.