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once a high competitor but I believe he's dialed it down a bit of late, this fellow has loads of "basics" videos directly related to the above criteria:  

 

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Well, I can't resist adding my two or three cents to this thread.  I've made my living...for the most part...writing about models, as well as building models, both kit buildups and scratchbuilt, on commission.  I am first and foremost an aircraft nut, preferably WW-II.  HOWEVER, I have built darn near every subject from aircraft thru armor, cars, trucks, big rigs, railroad structures, locomotives, figures and architectural. I've also produced concept proof models of subjects that you'd probably rarely think about, such as mailboxes, eyeglass lens gauge and...hang on for this one...an eyelash dye clip.  The one common theme that runs thru all of these subjects is that TECHNIQUE IS TECHNIQUE.  I have used whatever technique gets the job done, regardless of what subject I might have been building when I developed that technique.  The bottom line is that you use whatever technique works and if you don't have one you develop it, never mind what the subject of the moment is.

Gee, I feel better now!

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Richard has made a good point about technique. Generally, certain techniques get developed to a high degree when specialising. It is good to have a go a something different from time to time as it is an opportunity to learn something different or to develop or adapt an existing skill set to another subject. It all adds to a modellers experience and appreciation of a different approach.

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