I've been working on a '31 Ford Model A (Revell) over the past couple weeks and have learned a few things.
#1: There is always glue on my thumb when handling painted parts. Always. Remember that part you glued 3 hours ago, and got a little glue on your thumb? It's still wet.
#2: Even big parts can get lost. Such as the driveshaft and rear-end center section piece.
#3: No matter how smooth it looks, no matter how smooth it feels, it's not smooth yet.
#4: "Skill 3" apparently is code for "these molds were designed by someone who never intended on putting this model together. We purposely placed mold lines and pin marks in the most obvious places, on the front side of parts."
#5: Apparently my thumbnail is harder than lacquer paint.
#6: Just because you can see it, doesn't mean you can paint it.
To be continued...