I have started construction of the Arliegh Burke class destroyer Winston S Churchill. This is quite different from my previous model the Type 42 Gloucester:
1/ Much more modern and clean
2/ The plans are less detailed so much more work needs to be done on planning
3/ The fittings kits are tailored to the model and contain some usefull parts that remove the need for scratchbuilding
The semi kit was bought from PSShips, I believe that I was Paul's first customer for a Sirmar model. I didn't get any champaign but a lot of help and support. The Sirmar fittings are as you would expect, very high quality but Paul's fittings make the model. These include a complete mast kit, bilge keels and replacement parts that are more in line with the Flight IIa version.
Here are some photos so far.
The darker blue packs are PSShip fittings.
I will put a more comprehensive account on the Mayhem site soon