Greenie, as a modeler I appreciate what you have achieved with your 1/16. I would advice you to open your own thread and share your work and let everyone judge for themselves if it is indeed the best build model they have seen or not.
Everyone has their own taste when it comes to building and scratch building. It doesn’t have to be full blown scratch to call it scratch build. Many love after market items to help with the detail. I see several 3D printed parts in your brake setup that is not scratch build. So, even you have used AM parts to achieve detail. Beside, there is no rule that says we have to make every single component of a working part to qualify as scratch build. Not everyone wants re-engineer a wheel.
Also on another point, didn’t your mama teach you to don’t act like dumba$$ when you are visiting someone else’s house? I know I fully appreciate what Ron G. is doing and sharing with us here.