Yes, I am taking aim at that IL-4 bash - will have to get in line behind (at least) my RAAF Boston refit - but yes, please do keep an eye out for (especially) earlier ancestors of that mold for me, buddy!
I see we're about to lose you again, at least for a little while, to "the Dark Side" - I can't see anything in all those aircraft you mentioned that comes even close to being a naval subject. The closest being possibly the Buzz Bomb scene - if you were to change it to a USN Loon, being fired from a Fleet Boat. (Tempting, possibly...? OK - I'll lay off.)
Your contributions have been outstanding, and I'm really looking forward to that big, fat Type-II kit, coming up! As for your Type-214, perhaps you should compare your mental image against your Type-212A, which was another just outstanding build of yours. (Especially as photographed - in late-afternoon sunlight, on your wavelet-topped patio table - by yours truly! )
Seriously though, Gus: I don't for a minute doubt any of your three prize-winners were judged as such - all top-notch craftsmanship, and artistry. Plus, don't discount your little Piranah as additionally being a very unusual and interesting subject - I'm sure that must count for (at least) something, in the judging.
And nobody could doubt the prize-winning potential of Phil's (astounding) Nimitz - thanks for letting us know it got its just acclaim. (Maybe at least he will keep building and sending us something naval-related...)
Just kiddin' ya there, buddy - you know we love ya - and glad to demonstrate the same, in whatever small way, for your club, too!
Thanks for a great SitRep, Gus - here's a big "Get Well Soon", going out to Phil's Toe - and will look forward to hearing from you guys again soon, buddy!