Thanks again everyone, I'm extremely thankful for your comments
@Lu, thanks, and yes I did notice the missing fender...of course after I made it!! I just haven't gotten the heart to remove it yet...it will come
@Pat, I am really humbled by your comment, especially after viewing your fantastic firefly a couple of post down, it means a lot!
it was a long day today, and its not over yet so I don't know if I'm going to get any bench time in tonight, but I should get a couple hours tomorrow, I'll post up any progress here. Thanks again!