Thanks for all the kind comments and prodding by many to get back to BB. Leg is sort-of heeling after break but impossible to launch models without help from others.
Have also been tied up with commitments to get "Task Force 72 Fleet Base Victoria" up and running and can say we have Albert Park Lake as our permanent sailing venue. For all the European and UK based members, you may know of the Lake as its in the middle of the Australian F1 GP track.
BB - as you are aware, I painted BB in its original paint scheme of "Light Admiralty Grey" and as time went on I grew to dislike the colour - it just didn't look right. I mixed up some AP507C (HMS Vanguard) and Light Weatherworks Grey (Arkeigh Burke DDG) and came up with a shade of grey which looked great for a model of this size, then re-painted BB. I took the model down to the Lake and my fellow sailing members thought BB looked the part.
The main battery box assembly has been moved and now installed between motors and transom with the 4 ballast batteries removed altogether - I have also installed 60mm props.
Now the bad news - the motors installed are only pulling around 4200 rpm - clearly not enough to get this beast on the plane. Later on (much later on ) when finances are improved, Ill see about getting some 12V Graupner or similar motors.
Currently I have 4 other models on the building board plus a couple of gliders all wanting my attention but intend to spend most time on BB and USS Lassen DDG..
I'll post some pics in the near future and thanks again for all the kind comments and by all means, post any relevent info etc here on this thread..
Martin doon under