I don't have a lot of experience with paper models, but I'll pass on one pearl of wisdom I learned the hard way. You may be tempted to use good ol' rubber cement - the type that draftsmen and graphic artists use. It comes in a bottle with a brush, goes on very smoothly, dries quick, and if you get some in the wrong place it's easily removed by rubbing. It's specially designed for gluing paper. At first glance it looks like it should be ideal for paper models.
But IT ISN"T! The people who use it generally aren't worried much about longevity - and rubber cement doesn't have any. It dries up and cuts loose within two or three weeks.
I once used rubber cement to build a nice model of the Spirit of St. Louis from Wilhelmshaven. About a week after I finished it, I noticed that some of the glue joints were starting to turn pink. Then they turned brown. And one day all the pieces fell apart.
Glue sticks are worth checking out. Especially the Uhu brand - which, I believe, is what a lot of European paper model enthusiasts use. I think the British usually use Seccotine, which I've never found in the U.S.
But rubber cement is a no-no, except for joints that don't need to last more than a week or so.
Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.