Simple details that can make a big difference

It’s easy to reach for the aftermarket lists when you need to add detail to a model, but with simple tools and materials, doing the work yourself can be far easier than you think…

“I’m not suggesting that a beginner is going to be able to build a 1:24 Hurricane cockpit from scratch as their first attempt, but they just might be able to detailed a cockpit coaming and canopy rail of a model jet, before moving on to something more challenging”

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We can’t see the wood for the trees – 2.0

Need an example of how sometimes modellers become so wrapped up in small, insignificant details that they miss the bigger picture? Ladies and gentleman, here’s my F-86 Sabre…

“For whatever reason (and honestly, that eludes me) I had seen something in this Sabre that I didn’t like, focussed on that and then convinced myself it wasn’t worthy of any more of my time”

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It won’t be alright on the night…

Why can’t a modelling project be a success from start to finish – why do we always have to make mistakes?!

“After 40 years of building models you would think that I would have everything pretty much down pat and most things that I tackle would be an easy progression, A to Z, but no: if I can foul up a model I will

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