Admin Post Well kids, the parts are mostly collected...the body is cut out and (mostly) grainfilled and sealed. I have a fine Allparts necks. Checkerboards from Brian England. Binding from StewMac. Somewhere I have a box full of hardware. Plus, and this might be the most important, out in the garage I have a quart can of DEFT and a box full of PREVAL sprayers ... and that all important respirator. and I think I'm ready to start the nitty gritty soon. Do you want to wait and see the finished product in a few months... Or would you rather see just about every painful proceedure and mistake? By the way, I have to admit that I am no Ed Hawley. I bought some of these parts ready made.