Well here we go. Been out of the game too long and itching to get back in. I've been waiting for some time to devote to this masterpiece but now realize it ain't never gonna come so I'm going to start this anyways and slowly make my way through it. I read through the instructions and am very excited about trying some of these new techniques. Today I went out and bought some craft paint (still can't find the "Bluegrass" for the trim. I spray painted the concrete castings so I am officially started. Also I've started this thread so now I am committed to build one of the most stunningly detailed models ever produced. I realize there are other threads out there so feel free to follow any or all of them. Off to distress a few dozen boards.