To all other newbies and novices like myself , I just wanted to impart some words of wisdom if you are serious about model building. I have several kits waiting to be built. I want to do the best job I can so I need to Practice. I found some cheap kits like some old Airfix kits on e-bay and some others I picked up at fleamarkets etc. It was quite a challenge to get the parts to fit right and to get the seams filled and all. I ruined one but it only cost me .99 cents . I think I am about ready to start on some more expensive kits now that my confidence level is up. I also scourred the tips & techniques coluums of several websites. I'm not ready for this years Nats, but mabye next year I will have a model worthy.