Vic, dinosaurs? Hardly.
The thing I have learned in my short time modeling is that every builder has their comfort zones. Wood-working, machining, CAD etc. Each different paths to a finished model.
Work like Lucc's and yours, and many others, is mind-boggling to me( and I know others).
Some very minor work as I wait for the headrails and catheads. There was a mix-up with the parts so I didn't get them before the weekend. : (. Decided to make the chess trees with fixed blocks and also started on the rudder tube and lower stern. Scribed it and stared cleaning up the tube. Sanded down the entire lower hull as well. Alcos starting to think about the stern detailing.