Art: Thank you for your reply. I pore over your model photos and am awed by your workmanship. My model is going to be a diorama,so I'm not going to try for your level of realism. However, like yourself, I want to push my skills and develop them as I go. As you yourself have found out, it's quite amazing when you produce something really good that shows how far you've advanced. The joy is in the voyage, not the destination!