Thanks Mate, your prob right, i should take the time to learn a CAD package
i could definatly "build" them faster, these things take weeks to build.
but im certain the process is identical, its a matter of assembling individual shapes to create the whole
then its just a matter of an eye for detail, not sure the finished product is as satisfying as having one on the shelf to gaze at in enjoyment. the other aspect is perfection, none of these are perfect, they have defects & dents, are not always mirrored on a given axis, some angles that should be 90 degrees are 92 or 3.
i dont mind because it gives them the look im after, Blaine Pardoes description of Alexi Holts BK "Miss direction"
in Target of opertunity, is classic. the internal chassis of the mech being more than three centurys old.
i like my models to have that "lived in" look, as if they too are a refitted machine of age.