Hi Joshua, I think using a much smaller brush would be called for to do details like a cockpit or a pilot. I just go to Hobby Lobby and look and see what they have. I'm just now getting to the point where I am forming strong preferences for what kind of brush to use in a certain situation. When I was a kid I switched from testors to humbrol because I found it leveled better, leaving fewer brush marks. I now prefer painting acrylics because I just don't need all the toxic cleanup hassle with enamels. One thing that might help you get better finishes is to use spray paint.
I find when trying to be meticulous about things like gluing small parts it works best if I rest both my hands on the table. I bought one of those cheap magnifying lamps from amazon and it helps me see as I wear glasses. With guns and antennas I try to glue those on last so I don't break them as I handle the model while building it. I think everyone breaks them off man, don't sweat it.
For a long time I worked on the dining room table, so I had to clean things up and put them away every night. Working in a small space can be done, just don't get out all your stuff at once.
Don't feel bad about seeing better results here than you can obtain yourself, I think it is great to see what is possible and learn from the awesome models, like this absolutely beautiful phantom build! I'll never build competition class models, but that's fine, I don't have to be the best of everything i do, or competitive about everything I do. For some people, that will be part of the fun, but it doesn't have to be that way for everyone. I think hobbys should be about doing what you find fun, not what you find not fun.
28. November, 01:32