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My Son's First Model
rjc_rbnj
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Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 02:33 PM UTC
My son just turned 16 and finially built his "first model". By the time I was his age I had built dozens of aircraft. But then again, there was no computers, internet, video games, cell phones etc.... when I was 16 (that was back in 1976!!)

For his first kit I got him the Taymia T-62. I know how incorrect and out of scale it is but I wanted an inexpensive kit that would go together with minimal effort. The only thing I really helped with was getting the rubber band track on and close supervision with the airbrush.

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Gorizont
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Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 03:37 PM UTC
Nice story and good work!
As I remember correctly, Ive built my first kits in 1988 at the age of 11.
Most of them where left unpainted, but applied with the decals.
Some of them were painted using the provided (in the kit were glue and paint)
colors, but this was an "ugly" job.
Today I would compare the type of colors with enamel-colors.

greetings...
Soeren
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Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 04:02 PM UTC
Your son deserves credit for a very well applied paint finish, and what looks to be a cleanly built model. Well done.
bobbyh
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Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 04:57 PM UTC
wow, good job. alot better than my first model. I have my 7 year old brother in law working on his second model. He loved the 1st one, a star wars space ship. Keep up the good work guys
jphillips
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Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 05:08 PM UTC
Looks pretty good to me. Tell your son he did a fine job. What is it, a Syrian?
Buckeye198
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Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 05:42 PM UTC
Great job! That kit was one of my first kits after I really got serious with my modeling--fond memories there! Your son did an excellent job with an excellent kit, and I have to give him credit for the camouflage scheme. I made mine just a flat Soviet green, as I hadn't invested in an airbrush when I built my T-62. Keep up the great work!
floggerspam
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Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 07:28 PM UTC
That looks Syrian.
Fantastic paint job.

john
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Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 08:32 PM UTC
Wonderful to see youth introduced to a worthwhile pursuit. Keep up the good work!
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Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 09:45 PM UTC
Great work keep it up I wish my first one look that good
Dave
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Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 11:07 AM UTC
This is awesome! I'm wondering if we should have a sub-section on here for young modelers, maybe something like "Keepers of the Flame" or something?
AgentG
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Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 02:51 PM UTC
He did very well. It shows he paid quite a bit of attention to the details.

He done good

G
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 03:42 PM UTC
He did a very good job, it looks really nice. Welcome him to the hobby for us will you?

cheers;

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 04:39 PM UTC
great job, nothing I did when I was that age look like that.
Tojo72
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 05:37 AM UTC
That really looks good,great camo job.Hope he keeps up with it
Kuno-Von-Dodenburg
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 06:06 AM UTC
Really good first job: Nice clean & tidy build, paint job neatly applied. He should stick with it.

Tracks need painting more of a "track colour" though.

- Steve
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 06:50 AM UTC
Wow, an amazing job! I wish my first model looked like that! Keep up the good work and welcome to the hobby

Sean
rjc_rbnj
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 07:43 AM UTC
Greetings,

Robert Jr. read all of the positive comments and is impressed!!!! Not only were your comment so kind, but helped as a confidence builder for him. I think we all know what is was like at that age; it's is the time to define who/what we will be as adults.

Regards,
Rob

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Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 01:48 AM UTC
Hi Bob and Son

Having just introduced my two girls to modelling over these lasttwo weeks of summer holidays I know the fun this brings. Hope your son keeps the interest in between looking for future college, job hunting, dating and other life factors at his age.

He has done great work there and hope he sees the future of constructing more models from his or your stash.

Thanks for sharing

Nige
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Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 02:05 AM UTC
his first model looks great!
hope he stays in the hobby!
i remember my first kit when i was 15 mother got it me for my birthday
it was the airfix harrier gr mk 7 and now im 21 with quite alot of tanks

tell him great job hes done there!

tony
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