Salut à tous! As whishes Steve aka 'Mysteroid' , I begin a post concerning a gunship which I built some years ago. Her name : "OLRY". I think that it is the name of a french admiral. The ship has been built in the end of the '90s' (I mean 1890!!) to protect the french (and occidental) people living - generaly near missions - along the chinese Yang-Tse-Kiang river, and fighted against chinese bandits or other 'Boxers' during the war of same name. It was laid up in 1910, if I well remember (to be verified!). The weapons were six 37mm guns, may be some revolving guns (the documents I read did not precise the number of them, so I did not make six of this sort, but only four, and two with one barrel). The length is 37m and 6m for the width , and when I began I could only estimate the height, measuring by comparision with a crew! Draught : 1,35m Maximum speed was 11 knots, and the crew had 24 men. I was lucky, and did not mistake : a further reading confirmed that I saw the true dimensions (with an hawkeye!). Than I began to draw, cut and glue... To be continued... Thanh Thuy.