Not done any nylon/tissue and dope for about 40 years now.
I think the one thing I do remember is how delicate things were back then. Compared to how we can build with foam and especially using 3D printed structures internally it's made it quite a revelation as far as my building has gone. Maybe one day I'll get an old school style build put together again, just to re-live the experience 😉 I know I get frowned upon quite a lot by the "purists" that explain that a "Chip Tray" plane isn't a proper model but I just know that rather than spending weeks and months carefully putting together all the little plan cut parts only to then have something that looks like everyone else's kit and explode into a pile of match sticks on the runway, I have a relatively quick build that is not only cheaper but lighter for it's size too!
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...