Ahoi shipmates! After a serious stock-taking of my appartment I decided I have way too many projects sitting around here that are anywhere between started and almost finished. My new-years-resolution is not to start new projects as long as these are not done. To discourage chickening out I thought I might start a collective thread about the various bits on my slipway. Puffin My steam runabout has gotten a fore saloon and some weather-protection for the pilate Kauru A 1/50 scratch-built coastal freighter. Almost finished, except for the markings, which I had no idea how to make. On a casual stroll through an arts-supply-store I found some calligraphy nib-pens and white ink. It will take some exercise to repair my handwriting (damaged by typing om the computer too much and by neglect). It won’t be as perfect as computer-graphics printed in white on decal-sheets, but it is much more „alive“. After that, Kauru needs some weathering. Bugsier 3 A Graupner kit for a 1/32 scale harbour tug I got for christmas a while ago. A picture exists of my father working on it, dated 1987 (with a shock i realize my father on the picture was younger than i am now). I didn’t go on with it, afraid I might botch up my father’s work. 30 years later, I really should get over that insecurity and get cracking. Baetis My first scratch-build of a Bavarian river-barge in 1/50. The rubber-thread rigging is showing signs of aging and she hasn’t been in the water for ages. Turbinia The Victorian-Era ancestor of speed boats. On her last run the deck seal proved very non-water-tight and she ran aground hard when the speed controllers went doolally. Also, the cheap propshafts and couplings cause a lot of vibration and noise, so I want to swop them for something a bit nearer the high end. Maybe even add a third shaft, not really necessary for speed, but three is what the real thing has. Booby Like the Puffin, named after a sea-bird. A prototype for a simple steam-boat. However, the little single cylinder steam engine won’t do if you know what a slightly bigger twin can do. So here is a hull without superstructure which should run quite fast with a little electric engine. I’m thinking about a steampunky yacht. P.S.: it's a new day, with new daylight, so i went on a foto-safari. Less atmospheric, but now you can see something.