I've been a little frustrated lately, Builder's Block hardcore
i'm DYING to reach the next level of space model building.
I look at old favorites like the Porphyrion (http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=191402
) and marvel at the technique, structure, and complexity. I'd love to build similarly, but I can't seem to get my models over the threshold of the truly fantastic.
Here's some stuff i'm afraid to break into without guidance:
1) The use of technic frames inside larger ships without sacrificing an interior.
2) The ability to know exactly what to buy plenty of on Bricklink to expand my model building ability, without wasting money on stuff I don't need.
3) A sorted collection. I'm still on Big Bins.
4) LDraw, if it's even necessary to be a good builder. I haven't explored it at all.
Is it just a matter of more time spent? At 20, i'm a much better builder than I was at 16. should I expect results if I just keep working?
Or should I be doing work studies and communicating with better builders to actively expand my horizons?
It's a long, irrelevant post, but stories on how some of you older community members went from casual builders or kids to serious model makers would be righteous!
P.S. If someone knows the model builder who did Porphyrion, let me know. It's my #1 favorite, and I'd love to give him/her credit.