I have been trying to discipline myself to slow down and take breaks while modeling. By default, when I get into a project I become consumed by it, and want to follow through to completion as soon as I can. I often burn he midnight oil when I start building, and my impatience causes mistakes or problems that I don’t find until later, or else I do something that I later regret.
Example: when building the ice house and creamery kits, I painted the underside of the eaves dark gray instead of white. I wasn’t thinking in terms of ‘modeling’ but was defaulting to how I would draw the buildings: with shaded eaves. As happy as I am with those models now, I still regret that choice, and will likely go back and fix the issue.
Anyhow, I spent the past few days and evenings building the hoist house, but I took a lot of breaks, especially when I was transitioning between steps. This time around, I decided that I would not paint the walls by hand. Instead, I spray painted the walls, roofs, and components (windows and doors), and then painted a few details by hand (a few touch-ups and the inset loading doors). While the spray paint gave some grainy texture to the wood, it did not cause as much warping as hand-painting.