Here goes another tangent. While going through the latest postings on the MK magazine site, I ran across a really intriguing drawing of an Austro-Hungarian WWI torpedo boat design that I just gotta try kitting. It is small enough that I can work in 32nd scale and still have a reasonable-sized model, with enough interesting detail to appeal to more than the novice modellers, yet simple enough to build even as a first effort. The boat itself couldn't have been too practical. It's main armament is designed to be fired while running away from the target....which might not have been too bad an idea, considering how unmanageable the beast must have been at speed, being little more than an oversized skiff at a par with the Czarist round-hulled monitor when it comes to maneuverability. The real eye attractor will be the array of four engines surrounding the gunner's seat. What a hellhole that seat must have been with all four engines going at once (which possibly could have been a rare occurence, considering each one appears to be individually clutched to the reduction gear.