Over at the Plastic Modeling site, the was a Group Build to see if you can build a model in 48 hours. I started this kit a 7pm on Friday this last week and completed it at 6pm on Sunday. I thought it would be an easy kit, WRONG! Soft plastic masts, poor molding and hull fit, and the only use for the instructions was to be a drop cloth. But that did not deter me. I normally do not use kit masts, spars, or sails, but in the short time frame I punted and used everything from the kit. I wish I hadn't because it made rigging an absolute bear. But its finished. Now I can actually say I finished a ship model this year, or in fact, this decade.