Thanks for the kind words.
Some back story... yes, this is probably 25 years in the making. I had the paint buffed to a high luster and was very pleased. Decided to do one more buff....I could see I disturbed the flake. I saw it, yet no one else sees it. It sat on my bench as a reminder to say when to quit. A friend kept bugging me to finish it. Last year, while out in Toledo, I decided to make a list and knock out stale projects. This one came back to life, as did a few others. Taking little bites every day helps to get stuff done. If I run into a snag, I move to another project. So no....I haven’t spent 25 years building this. I’m also doing a write up on it, so pics and articles take time. I recently did a Randall Gremlin display for a friend...that had some paint issues but was completed to my satisfaction rather quickly. I build for myself and to share the build with those interested thru my column. I’m not into power builds or builds for an event. I build to enjoy and really don’t want to spoil that with unreasonable deadlines.