I started this over two years ago and got frustrated with it. Then I had to move to another city for work, and it got put away. This past month I pulled it back out and started working on it. I have to say I'm not enjoying this kit as much as others I've built. The instructions aren't intuitive and the construction is not very well thought out. I feel AL cut a lot of corners on this kit. But I'm determined to finish it before I look at another kit to build. I've cut a few corners because I just don't have the patience anymore to worry about doing things exactly. Not with this kit, anyway. It should still look good on the shelf, collecting dust like my other ships.