Hi There Silentbob33;
I have to tell you something that may burst your bubble . In 1954 we had shop class for the first time .The Boys got to build solid wood models and the Girls ( all three of them ) got to build birdhouses .
The teacher chose the models based on the previous first week .That's when he saw how familiar we were with the tools needed . You know , the usual . Saws of different sizes , Hammers , clamps etc .
I guess I was the luckiest , having a Tool and Diemaking Foster father , I was very familiar with the tools and adhesives needed . He chose for me a solid wood model of the Dornier D-OX Seaplane . It had all of twenty parts . The rest I had to come up with as the model progressed .
We were graded on the class by how well our project was done and if we finished it in the time allowed . I built four for the year , the Dornier , A Speed Boat , A Small House and a Car . The next year I was moved to the sophomore class with a 4.0 grade point average for constructive endeavors .
I guess you could say I got bit by the model bug and built many REVELL kits as allowances allowed and each was a test to myself on how to do it better . Today I still use Photo-etch Box car walkways in 1/87 to create " Budget " ship rails . This I teach to beginners .
I admire what you are doing and would ask you , please keep it up .You are a shining light in this world of overwhelming dependency on electronics for entertainment . Tanker - Builder P.S. The planes look great . A testament to your leadership and patience . Model On ! !