I'd like to know, how long does it take to get the level of detail that would make someone think "incredible" ? How does one add detail easily? Below is one of my better models as i'm still learning how to use UVW maps etc but i just don't have the time atm to get the proper scaling and detail put in.
Are there any techniques to follow with this when adding small details like tubes, pneumatic jacks, hydraulics, etc? Is there anything I could learn to make my modeling easier or faster? I pretty much just know how to use primitives, add a convert modifier, and shape them into what i want - but whatabout the small stuff?