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Entry Level WWI and WWII Models for 8 Year Old

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  • Member since
    November 2019
Entry Level WWI and WWII Models for 8 Year Old
Posted by UNC_NC on Friday, November 15, 2019 11:19 PM

I have an eight year old who is excited about WWI and WWII and I think he would love the world of model kits; however, I'm not sure how skilled we would be at painting and glueing. I've seen some of the snap tite models, but it looks like some of them need to be painted. Is this something we could do knowing that I have absolutely no artistic talent whatsoever? Also, are there any good WWI and WWII soldiers/figures that don't require painting?


Tags: Beginner , WWI , WWII
  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 18, 2019 8:23 PM

So you have a couple of options here. Two manufacturers make some really nice entry level kits.  HobbyBoss has their "Easy Assembly" kits and Airfix has their "Quick Build" kits. Both are marketed towards the younger model are just starting out and are inexpensive. The hobby boss kits do require some painting but the airfix kits are pre-painted. The Airfix kits actually assemble like LEGO's. Do a little research on both to see which one would be a better fit for your right year old.  You can find them for sale here:


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