Once the research, drawing and design has been done, making good models requires dedication, patience and a unique combination of skills. Probably some natural ability helps too, though a lot can be learned – eventually. Having said that, like many model makers I am largely self taught.
But having the right tools and being able to make good use of them will make all of this substantially easier. My workshop facilitates all of the processes I use to make a model, and the content of it constantly develops to better serve my needs.
In addition to these machine tools there are a few others including a drill press, and a Taylor Hobson pantograph milling machine.
Beyond the relatively glamorous machine tool collection there are numerous hand tools which even thought they can be as simple as a needle file or piercing saw must still be mastered in order to make the best use of them.