One of the most satisfying things for me in this hobby is to be able to hand someone a model that they have a real life connection with. I had the opportunity to do that this morning. This isn’t just a display piece to the new owner it ‘s a time machine. It takes him back almost 70 years into the past while he tells me all about the weaponry and the then new technologies that made his ship special. Once again he was a young sailor proud of the ship he sailed.