Hi PJFN ;
Hey ! Paper models aren't that hard .The biggest thing is Sharp Pointed scissors , Good adhesive ,( Aleens ) and patience . There is not many that can throw you a loop of problems . The only one that did that to me was the Sydney Opera House . I've actually been there and building in paper had me developing methods I translated to plastic as well . Oh , I forgot , a steel , one foot ruler and X-Acto knife with lots of sharp blades .
Basic shapes . Tubes and Curves and Angles .As well as a knowledge of specific paper stiffness ( weights ) . Light apps of glue and tying butt joints together with Connectors behind the edges .
Most paper models ( Card Models ) come pre - colored so that's not a problem . Now if you want , you can paint them too , Plus use P.E. On planes , you can use Vac-Formed canopies and Resin Cockpits too . I always finish with a clearcoat of Acrylic .
Sadly , there's not much for Armor enthusiasts , and Autos lack the realism of plastic . Planes can be built that when done have folks baffled .( Is it Plastic or Wood ? )
Try it , You'll like it . I Did ! T.B. P.S. On the Down - Loadable ones , color and weight have to be watched carefully .