Thank you for posting this. I am one of those who have been afraid of building your kits. I've looked at them over and over and just never felt comfortable to order one. I was recently at an estate sale of a Reverend who had passed. Apparently he lived alone and was working on a huge model railroad. I happened to find 4 of your kits. 3 of them were still sealed. The 4th was opened but the tape around the plastic hadn't been cut. I added these kits to my pile. Once I got home I opened them all up and they were all intact. Everything was there and not a single casting was broken.
I want to build one so bad, but I'm still scared. I did finally go out and buy epoxy tho, so I'm one step closer.
I think one of my biggest fears is painting it. With wood kits I feel I have more control as it seems I am painting individual pieces that arn't connected to each other. You would think it wouldn't bother me as I used to paint miniature for wargames. The hands were a bit steadier then tho.
Anyways, I'm going to watch Candy's post, and then maybe break down and do it. I'll never know until I try. I have already bookmarked your tutorial. The only question I have is which would be the easier kit for a beginner? I have Adams Ave parts 1, 3, and 4 and the first Skid Row kit. Perhaps not one is easier than the other, but I figure if anyone would know it would be you.
Again, thank you for this post, the turtorial, and for being one of the GREAT manufactuers who genuinely cares about his customers.