I've been trying for a few weeks to build some ODST armour using pepakura, but there are so many small and intricate pieces to fold and stick, is there a method to overcome this? I see the builds on this site and they're so neat with hardly any mess even around smaller pieces.
There were a lot of intricate small pieces for the locus mask that im working on. It just takes patience. If you are daring, I would give super glue a shot. If you do one tab at a time, the super glue holds the pieces in place very well, which makes putting the other tabs in place easy. Super glue method can be a little unforgiving though
I've always used super glue. It doesn't make a mess, dries super fast.
Just take your time, all the small pieces are time consuming, but it's part of the fun.
Just think like that - better do it now than later when manually applying bondo!