One of the great things about the Interweb is the sheer volume of modeling information available. One of the best-known resources is Hyperscale, Brett Green’s website. It is considered by many to be the “grandfather” of modeling websites.
Hyperscale showcases some of the best modeling work on the planet. A good case in point is this Revell’s 1/48 scale Douglas A-20G/J Havoc by Rubén A. Torres Borrego. He did a fantastic job on the model, especially with his added detail, both aftermarket and scratchbuilt.
What frustrates me as a modeler is I look at this and think “How in the world do you do stuff like that?” I get the basic how… you get some plastic and cut it into the right shape and glue it in and then paint it. Simple. It’s like building a 747… all you need is all the parts, and you stick them in place.
But as the saying goes, the devil is in the details.
I suppose, like anything else in modeling, it just takes practice and patience. To do work like this, you have to do the work. I suppose what I really lack is the patience and the drive. I’m perfectly happy with building out-of-the-box.
Still, someday, I want to make a stab at something like this. It’s just incredible work. My hat is off to all you who do this type of super-detailing work. And in this case, hats off to Rubén- great work!