I hope I qualify for the special coloured name too.
I've built some instruments from kits, so far, years 2000-2005, an 8 course lute, then 2 renaissance citterns, then a renaissance guitar... a gap, then started a 6 course lute a few years ago... reached neck glued to body stage then got distracted by other things. Next stage the soundboard - haven't come up with a good fresh rose design yet - maybe tomorrow
When that's completed I hope I'll get onto building instruments from scratch - I certainly want to. Taking the time away from other pursuits is the stumbling block.
I always make my own top nuts and bridge saddles (sawing up marrow bones intended for doggies) for my classical guitars etc., showing signs of a reasonable 'from scratch' attitude,