#1, I build model airplanes, I have since I was 6 when my father was working 16 hours a day, 7 days a week trying to keep us from loosing the house. I never got his help once. I just read alot of how-to books from the library and from friends houses.
As proof, heres the latest one, i have been working on it for 19 months now, and its almost finished...
Its 1:72nd scale.
#2, I don't want the pistol now, Im going to buy it when im 18, not when im 17, not when im 16, not when im 15.
#3, Im buying the rifle when im 16.
#4, Since my dad is almost never home, this will be a 2 year project easilly.
And #5, Yes I almost had no father as a child. I just take happyness from the point that when he is home, its the best few hours I could wish for.