Father and Son Builds!
Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My eldest son Bill (6 years old going on 38) decided he wanted to join in the fun again!
He has a growing of love of jets so our first joint-build was a Gnat – since he loved seeing The Reds at Biggin Hill when he was 3. Most kits end up on his ceiling – so there is picture here of his Airfix 1/72 Red Arrow in situ. Also a snap of Bill in front of another jet icon at Hendon before we moved to Aus – this may well be the moment that his fascination with jets was sparked!
Most of the photos attached, show our latest joint-build a Thunderjet F84-G – Hobby Boss 1/72. Bill does sprue-cutting, sanding, brush-painting, some airbrushing and the majority of the gluing (all under strict supervision)! He spent some time researching the Thunderjet before making his choice. Next up will be an Airfix English Electric Lightning provided on his birthday by his Uncle!
I’m not sure if this makes me a pushy parent (it has been a response to his wishes, I promise!) – I have to say I am not at all saddened by his choices!
8 additional images. Click to enlarge.