John – many thanks I’ll have a look.
Alan – an interesting question, as I’ve never considered this before, probably because for me, the journey is perhaps more important than the destination. I’ve done a few scratchbuilds and I would say perhaps 6 months if I apply myself, but then I normally only get a few spare hours at the weekend. I wouldn’t think that this particular kit would shave a lot of time off of that, because you only get the basic sheet metal work, and that is actually the quickest and easiest part of a build – the devil’s in the detail ! I will certainly describe the build here but it’s not at the front of the queue yet.