I have big fingers. Not surprising given my nickname is BigLee but still, it has to be mentioned. I don't think my hands are fat (it's all in a tire around my waist) but I'd never describe myself as 'dexterous'. So when it comes to the fiddly bits of model construction I guess I'm at a disadvantage, and boy have I met my nemesis recently.
I'm working on the Panzer IV platoon I mentioned last week and I still haven't reached the stage of priming the models. There's a significant amount of construction in these models so its taking a long time to prep them. Each Tank has a separate coaxial gun turret, driver/hatch cover, tracks, mud guards and (the bit I'm struggling with now) the Schürzen plates.
The Flames of War website has a whole article about attaching the plastic schurzen plates to the model. It's very detailed and quite useful... but doesn't mention anything about handling the tini-tiny parts with great big stubby fingers. I sat down last night intending on attaching the rails & plates to all five models but managed to get just one completed. Very frustrating.