Well it's been ten months since my last update and the Beagle is currently sitting happily on the display shelf. There were several major changes I wanted to make on her: a bilge pump, propeller, tighter rudder, waterproofed deck panels, a working gun... so many in fact that I had to do a major reassessment of the time it was going to take.
While I enjoyed and learned a lot working on the Beagle, the fact is that at 1:36 she's always going to be smaller than I really wanted. Since we now own a larger vehicle that can transport something bigger, I think it's time to take the plunge into the deep end of this hobby. So, I've decided to put my Beagle in ordinary for now while I plan out my next project.