A few forum members have asked me to show how I build and paint model figures so I put together this step-by-step explanation. I have been building and painting models for about the last 50 years and strictly by trial and error I have figured out a few things that have helped me to get good results. There is no right or wrong way to build and paint models whatever works for you and gets you the results you want is the right way. This is just my method and maybe there will be something in here that you might find useful.
When building figures you generally have to take your time and work in steps. I allow a lot of time between steps. Rushing or trying to do something too quickly will usually lead to disaster. To avoid the impulse to get on with it and the temptation to rush I usually have 3 or 4 projects going on at the same time. While one project is drying I move on to working on another project. Working on multiple projects at once really helps keep me from screwing up things. It also keeps me involved in model making because there is always something to work on. Sometimes, with just one project you build a model, set it aside to dry and then never get back to it......
Anyway as I said this is my method so maybe you will see something useful. If you have any questions please feel free to PM me.
This project is the 1/35 scale US Machine Gun Team made by DML/Dragon. These are pretty nice figures and easy to work with.
This is how I work through a project you can see the process in the photos below.
Here is a link to this project with a lot more photos of the finished model.