After Day #5, I finally finished it....not that I was in a rush or anything as it was a very interesting, enjoyable build. It now sits proudly on our sideboard in the loungeroom to wifey's disgust...
She'll be even more disgusted once the next custom build sits proudly right next to it...but I don't care...lol
Been a great learning experience and gained some valuable tips during the process which will evidently help me design and build future custom that I can truly call my own....one day.
In the meanwhile, I've just started sourcing parts for my next build (ie - Chrysler Building) from same designer.
For those interested, this build was originally created by Spencer Rezkalla but later scaled down by Rocco Buttliere with the approval of Spencer to re-create into a more managable/transportable version which now sits in my lounge. Rocco was good enough to make public his lxf files (Design/instruction/parts list files) for me to make this project a reality in the short term.
His other works are listed below with the Chrysler building from his collection next on my list with the WTC (not just buildings but entire complex of surrounding buildings also) thereafter.http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=417349
That's pretty much it and 45 odd hours of my life thoroughly enjoyed....
Stayed tuned for the next build. Just ordered 1000 bricks 2 days ago and embarking on another feeding frenzy of parts. At least the wallet doesn't hurt too much as availability and the waiting game on rare parts, keeps me at bay from buying the lot at once.