Just a brief update.
I’m doing a project which may fail. I could end up with a lot of garbage instead of something worthwhile.
But that is the point. We get stuck in some kind of self-defeating loop when we refuse to learn new things because we might mess it up. You have to take chances to learn something knew. Progress does not come without failing, getting up, and doing it again. The “perfectionism” displayed in a lot of “hobby” forums drove me away from forums and drove me away from plastic model kits and toward something new and dangerous.
Failure is an option. It should be an option. If there is no possibility of failure, you’re not trying.