Thank you for the welcome. When I first went to the SC&H's web site it was because a friend in the UK said..."I think they are in your area". Turns out, only 20 minutes away. Philip was kind enough to arrange a tour of the shop so I could see the ships there and ask any questions I had. The Surprise was very tempting. My hull is #33.
While I waited impatiently for the email from Philip saying it was ready, I spent my time researching the class and narrowing down which ship I would try and represent.
Also, thanks to Jerry Todd and his inspirational build, I started on a bigger project that I may or may not ever finish. A Lively class frigate. I always like the look of those and was happy to see his. Only goofing around at the moment and trying to get something into the computer to start playing around with.
With the Brig here, I will mostly focus on that.