Hi Guys, Newest project for 2005, is to enlarge JSC's 1/400 scale Shimakaze to 1/250. The basic kit is a gem with a lot of small detail that I thought would stand up to enlarging. The ship herself was an unusual one of a kind. Started in 1941 and commisioned in 1943 with experimental engines she reached a top recorded speed of 40.9 knots about 45 statute miles per hour, which is moving for a big hunk of metal weighing 2500 tons :!: 16 of these were ordered but were cancelled, there isn't any verifiable reason why. Onwards, I scanned the ship into my machine and enlarged the parts to 1/250 in the old MGI program. I painted on some shading and contrasted the portholes using an adobe photoeditor. I also am experimenting with semi-converting JSCs way of doing the hulls by changing some bulkhead parts and building a baseplate to glue to a flat board. I'll find out later if it worked.