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  • Member since
    March, 2018
Greetings from Kansas
Posted by Tyler J. on Monday, March 19, 2018 12:44 PM

I am new/not new to scale modeling. It's been easliy 20 years since I've assembled anything. My daughter is now seven and has expressed an interest in it. I figured it would be one more thing her and I could bond over. On a recent trip to a hobby shop, I let her pick out any model she wanted. She chose AMT's 1958 Plymoth Fury "Christine." Being a lifelong, die-hard Stephen King fan, I was pretty psyched.

We bought the model and a new knife. While she's out of town for Spring Break, I picked up some Testor's paints for most of the colors we'll need and some Tamiya cotton-tipped swabs for detailing. I'll worry about the spray for the body and the bigger parts later one. For now, until the weather warms up and we can move the operation to the garage, this will give us a chance to trim off the excess plastic and paint the smaller parts on the sprue.

For her, it will be a great exercise in patience and detail. I'll be guiding her each step. I want her to have a model she can be proud of. We'll be taking our time on this one. Doing a little more research, I realized I'm going to have to make a few adjustments to the kit in order for it to be a true "Christine." It'll be an adventure.

I'll be scouring the message boards, but if anyone has any good tips, tricks, techniques, etc... feel free to let me know. It's all starting to come back to me, but a lot has changed in 20 years.

Tyler J.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:08 AM

Hello TylerJ ;

 Welcome to the forums .You will find a lot of info on the Automotive threads .Check it out . Tanker - Builder

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:23 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums.

Your friend, Toshi

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Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi



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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:20 AM

Welcome aboard.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

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    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:02 PM

Welcome to the forum, to you and your little girl!  I look forward to seeing your builds.

Best regards,


The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:20 PM

Welcome! I also live in Kansas near Parsons.


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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:29 PM

 Howdy !

Tyler J.
Doing a little more research, I realized I'm going to have to make a few adjustments to the kit in order for it to be a true "Christine." It'll be an adventure.

Don't get "Too" drastic with your improvement's. She may get bored waiting for it and lose interest. ( been there, ... done that. )

Welcome to FSM. Dont forget, We "LOVE" picture's ! We don't care what it look's like.... but we "Have to see it" .... or we get all goofy !  So post your progress .... or we will start gluing 57 Chevy fin's to WWI Sopwith Camel's !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".




  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:38 PM

Hi Taylor! Welcome to the Forums. Glad to have you and your daughter with us.

There are a few girls on these forums. Your daughter will be able to see their builds too. I have two daughters who are now in their 50s. They used to love to watch me work on my builds but never wanted to build anything. I got them both interested in R/C sailboat racing for a few years and they enjoyed it but dropped it after a few years.

Do not be worried about asking questions about your builds as we all were there at one time or another and we love helping others. 

Hope that you both enjoy the hobby.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:54 PM

Welcome Tyler,

Like Fox was saying there are a few young ladies on the froum.



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1/72 Revell MiG 29 UB Fulcrum
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Yes, it's a lot!

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:04 PM

Welcome to the Forums!


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