Real life kept getting in the way... I left it at my family's summer home after only finishing a portion of the base, meaning I didn't even have an opportunity to work on it for 8 months. By the time I finally transferred it home (which was a bit tricky based on the size, school started up again. Also, my brother and I made the decision to use super glue to keep it all together, lest our dog destroy as she has with some of our previous model. Adding glue to the equation made it take even longer!