First off, love the site. There are alot of gifted craftsman and artists here. I bought this Rubies a few months ago on e-bay. After finding this site, I decided to try and "jazz" it up a little. I used some Testors model paint and mixed my own colors. I learned alot from painting this and I have a greater appretiation for the work alot of you do on your projects. I think I'm going to try my hand at a MSH. Comments and suggestions are welcome! Curious, which takes longer. Preping a MSH or the actuall painting?