The first build of my son, George (4)
Hi fellow modellers, Want to share with you something big for me and for George as well.
George had just finished his first model today (02.0402020). He started it when he was 3 and finished when he is 4.
For the first build, I had chosen 1:72 F6F-5 Hellcat from Hobby Boss. The first reason was to choose a one-colour paint plane. The kit includes a few parts, but fine moulded with nice detail on it.
I tried to help my son as little as possible. He painted it with a brush (we tried also airbrush but didn’t work for 3 years old kid). He painted it with water thinned acrylics (due to no toxic influence if eaten). For the bomb, He had no patient 🙂
No protection of clear coat, therefore, a lot of stains (especially on the wing after grabbing the plane with pancake fingers:) I helped little with the canopy and decals (the decals were very stiff and micro sol was needed).
I highly do recommend the kit for beginners and children.
To summarize it was a very nice time spent with my son.
I have just started a group of Parent & Child builds, everybody is welcome.
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