And yes, regarding the Mk68 Directors I concur (as mentioned earlier) I might could easily chisel a master - in the "close-enough" scale of exactly 1:550 - straight from one of my existing Mk37 Cold War "Boxy"-type Directors - complete with radar dish, as-is. Again, thanks for that bit of research legwork determining the exact sizes of these dishes: this definitely earns you some "discount points" on the purchase of any Mk68s which I may eventually come up with, buddy.
Speaking of discounts: meantime - actually, for the next time you may need any more TBDs, I will reward you (along with all prior purchasers of TBDs) for your earlier patronage/purchase of the initial release, with the following offer:
will be entitled to a
HALF-OFF DISCOUNT on up to an EQUAL NUMBER
of the latest- (and greatly improved-) version TBDs <--
In any case, Paul, I would of course love to post any pics of your TBDs - and your completed build(s) - here at ModelFleet (at a minimum), buddy!