Sometimes I just shake my head and walk away…

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!

Categorized as Modeling

By Jon Bius

Jon Bius is a scale modeler, building models in a variety of genres, including Gunpla, Maschinen Krieger, Star Wars and other scifi. Through his blog and video channel, Jon shares the tools and techniques he uses to produce results than anyone can achieve - and have fun doing so!

1 comment

  1. I’m convinced, Jon, even if Ruben was standing right next to you coaching, it still wouldn’t come out looking as good as his work. Why?
    Chaos theory. Remember the scene in Jurassic Park with Jeff Goldblum & Laura Dern? Same action performed same way; different results.

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