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Author Topic: My kids are hooked  (Read 2537 times)

nzanglia

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My kids are hooked
« on: December 09, 2015, 06:01:42 PM »

It didn't take much convincing.  Emily 9 had already helped assemble and panel line an HG kit when she was 7 1/2.  So my mother in law on holiday in Aus brought back an AG Genoace II for my 6 year old Son Tyler ( an easy kit for his first ) and the HG Lightning Gundam from Build Fighters Try for Emily.

Neither could wait and with guidance from me and clippers in hand they set about building their respective kits.



Needless to say Emily is very proud of her work

As is Tyler


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Re: My kids are hooked
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2015, 06:10:34 PM »

Both kids want to paint their kits just like dad,  so we are starting with Tylers.  I dissassembled his kit and cleaned the nub marks up.  I also glued the two halves of the legs and arms together.  Tyler then brush painted plenty of MR surfacer 500 onto the joints.


When dry I sanded them up and undercoated them in Tamiya Primer as I don't want them using laquer paints until I can get a second breathing mask.

I them loaded up the spray gun in Off White Tamiya Acrylic and Tyler held the gun and pulled the trigger while I held and moved the part around as he doesn't have the proper coordination just yet.  I layed down a final top coat after his two coats.

Then it was dark grey, followed by yellow ( That being his favourite colour )

Tyler then wanted the hands and detail parts hand painted by me to "make it look like the cartoon one"

This is where we are at. 


Once I get time to finish the detail painting I'll clearcoat it so Tyler can panel line the entire model before a final sealer coat.
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syn 76

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Re: My kids are hooked
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 09:52:14 AM »

That's awesome to see,I bought my daughter a bearguy but ended up doing it all myself because she lost interest.
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Re: My kids are hooked
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2015, 05:41:15 PM »

Parenting done right. You've done an awesome thing, bro.

I think what's really great is that it's a hobby you and your kids can share. That's an important thing--not just to get the kids hooked on the hobby but also it's quality time you spend with your kids that you actually have fun with them. IMHO a lot better than taking them to Soccer practice.
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Re: My kids are hooked
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 07:24:23 PM »

Good job getting your kids into the hobby. 1 billion times better than giving them a smart phone and hope that they wouldn't watch 'indecent' things.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2015, 07:26:18 PM by c4cloud »
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nzanglia

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Re: My kids are hooked
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2016, 02:00:05 PM »

Finally got the detail painting done and the parts clear-coated so Tyler could panel line the kit with alot of help from dad to clean up the many MANY mistakes.  But he enjoyed the process.


I then satin coated it and Tyler did the final assembly.

He is extremely happy with his finished gundam.





Now to help Emily with hers.

And no.  No cell for Emily for a good while yet,  Shes still happy playing school with her bears and dolls.  Try and keep then kids for as long as possible.
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Re: My kids are hooked
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2016, 04:41:54 PM »

id be happy with that end product too, its great
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