Thanks to both of you.
Tom - I pretty much tried to follow the path you described in your Blenny model for my first Lionfish conversion (Jack - SS259). (You also kindly helped me understand the Measure 9 paint scheme.) In that model I used the Nautilus fairwater, photo etch, and wood deck along with HR products anchor, capstan, etc. Although I was pretty pleased with the result (first time with the aftermarket stuff), this time I want to try more scratchbuilding and am interested in the different techniques accomplished modelers use.
rokket - Another responder said that he would send me a hardcopy; I really appreciate your offer and I may be back to you should the cross border (Canada/US) mail fail us.