Very INSPIRING, Don!
Whatever that Dragon hull and superstructure threw at you (HILARIOUS
), you sure put it in its place, buddy! Model looks GREAT - and I don't think it suffers from having reduced PE, in the least.
And your ending, with you uncle Gil - and the mention of your dad - is heartwarming (to say the least). No possible better reason, nor way, to spend your time modelling - Bravo Zulu, Donny!