About 6 months ago I encountered Ansel Hsiao's BELLATOR CLASS STAR BATTLECRUISER.
I was enthralled. I knew I had to build it, even though I had never scratch built anything ever before and that I also have Chronic Pain and Fatigue syndrome. It did not matter. it took 6 seeks to get enough money together and plan out a strategy. Pretty much my plan was to I carve styrene until I got my Bellator.
I believe it has 4500-5000 individual pieces.
After 4 months and 500 or so hours I finished my Star destroyer model! I thought this was something impossible for me to do. I taught myself and did it 99% scratch made. I cut, sawed. shaped, carved, sanded then painted every bit from beginning to end. I used a layering of a light blue for base, then multiple greys and other colors for the ship tiles. Then I lightly dusted it with Tamiya lg Grey and Tamiya Silver Titanium. I am very very happy. I proved that despite whatever challenges lay before me that with enough patience and determination I can accomplish what I want! now I am going to go into a coma...goodnight...tell me when its March...