So recently I've been getting into model building, and just finished (well, 90% finished) my first kit. A $5 1/144 F-18 that I got a million years ago, with everything on the box written in Japanese.
It's bad. One of the reason I wanted to work on models was to get better at painting things... which implies that I'm not really good at painting to begin with
So now I've picked up a second kit... a 1/72 X-15 (geez that 1/144 was small!!!). Going to have to work on it at school, but that gives me more time to work on it (which means I won't be so impatient... I hate watching paint dry)
I've read a bit on here, and saw the recommendations for FineScaleModeler, so I've been looking around there too... but I still have one big question:
What is your order for building?
Initially I thought to paint the parts on the sheet, then put them together, but I've also heard to build parts, then paint, then assemble, then paint, and also to just build the whole thing then paint.
I'm sure this is all a matter of opinion of personal style. But what works for you people that are actually good at this?