Modeling for FUN? Are you crazy? My Kid’s Emily flying boat.
June 15, 2014 in Aviation
Well I forget how long ago it was, must be 10 years ago, I bought my then 15 year old kid a Hasegawa Emily I found cheap while browsing the LHS. He always liked flying boats since he caught my modeling bug early on. Problem is this kit is OLD and when we saw what he was up against, it got pidgeon holed. Bad fit, especially the clear parts, and huge rivets all over. I was surprised one evening to see him messing with it, and he said he was just going to slap it together, No AMS. I suggested an all-black recognition type of thing, to hang in the air museum, but he wanted it to look like an Emily. The results you see here. I like the direction he took, the model looks kind of striking the way it is. And he enjoyed painting the glass and other stuff including the hinomarus, by brush. Just fun, no stress. I might have to give this a whirl. He has just finished an ancient Heller Amiot french bomber, done in the same manner, hope to see it soon.
Unfortunately, Kyle just moved to go to another state to be near his Sweetheart and find his fortune, so there will be a wait. I shall miss his company on the weekly hobby shop visits.
They sure grow up fast.
And Happy Father’s Day to all you Dad’s out there. Throw a model at them, you never know 🙂
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