Before I start filming I generally test out a few different techniques, today I have been testing out the difference between either having the small bolt details on the trestle or possibly not having those details and I think the results speak for themselves.
It's only a tiny detail however in the big picture it makes a massive difference.
The packet of bolts I bought came with 96 bolts and by my calculation I'll be needing every last one of those bolts and possibly more to finish this small trestle bridge!
The templates for each trestle have been draw up to scale in CoralDRAW, basically any drawing program could work however having access to a good one like CoralDRAW or Adobe Illustrator will make getting the dimensions and angles set precisely much easier.
Some things I may possibly change on this current iteration is to have a larger angle of divergence on the two outer posts, it's currently set at 4 degrees but I think 5 degrees may be a little better... Time will tell.
So if you're trying to decide on whether it's worth adding fine details to a model you might consider doing a test and comparing one with details and another without details to see which looks better and whether it's worth the extra time and effort adding those details.
However if you ask me... I'll almost always decide to add those extra details!