Many years ago I also purchased a solid hull model Kit. It came complete with all the pot metal castings.It was a marvelous thing to behold. I worked on it for quite some time without finishing the hull. I realized that I lacked the patience,skill and fortitude (and talent) needed to complete the project. I think my problems were due to my inability to achieve the detail in the model that I could envision in my minds eye. I could have built the real ship, but the model eluded me. I occasionally come across the box with the components still sitting on a shelf in my shop and give it a wistful glance. These days I have more patience and somewhat more skill, but sadly not the talent.