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  • Member since
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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:24 PM

Some of the games have model tie-ins, like World of Tanks, so it’s not all bad.  There are elementary school kids running around that can tell me what an AMX-13 is!  When a game set up facilitates kids building “their” character or vehicle, it can lead to models.

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:25 AM

I can safely say that at least for my goofy 8th graders, Fortnite is an addiction!  LOL!!  Our club is going to be a pretty flexible and elastic organization.  We have no budget but have given carte blanche to do whatever we want to do as long as no one gets hurt. 

As we are a military school, we do have a semi-competitive rifle team.  We are currently using Crossman air rifles.  We hope to augment the pellet guns with .22 cal competition rifles in the future.  I'll have to gauge interests in other areas when the cadets get back from summer leave to see where and how they want to expand their club.  There are at least a couple of guys interested in radio-controlled aircraft and vehicles.  I'm excited for the kids and look forward to working with them again.

TAD

2019 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!

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  • Member since
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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:32 AM

Real G

Some of the games have model tie-ins, like World of Tanks, so it’s not all bad.  There are elementary school kids running around that can tell me what an AMX-13 is!  When a game set up facilitates kids building “their” character or vehicle, it can lead to models.

 

You are so right, Real G!!  It's amazing how much some of these kids know!!  I have kids in summer school that are history geeks (like me) and we all look forward to getting back to building again this fall!

2019 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, August 08, 2019 11:48 AM

My 14 yr old son and his friends played Fortnite all the time, played. They chatted on headsets and worked out strategies or goofed off in games or hunted one another.

Sometime during the summer, they just stopped. I don't know the exact reason, but even the boy who begged to be allowed to spend the night so he could play says he no longer plays that game.

My 29 year old so used to play as well, but now ridicules the game.

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Monday, August 12, 2019 1:45 PM

LOL, Rob.  Maybe they've all moved on to the next big thing!?  You'd think with that big game winner, kids would be using that multi-million dollar payout as 'evidence' why they should be allowed to stay immersed in the game.  Kids are fickle!!

 

2019 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:26 PM

He's been playing an online version of minecraft with friends. I was very surprised that Eli (the boy who always begged to spend the night) said he didn't play any more. That boy would always play and we would have to kick them off the PS4 when they got too rowdy.

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:55 PM

Good insight into the teenage boy's mind.  I will have to keep a close watch on that as my incoming 8th graders report next Thursday for class.  I'm hoping to steer a few of them towards healthier options like model building.  Our kids are back this week early for football, soccer, and leadership training.  I've seen a few of my modelers from last spring and they are happy to be back....such youthful enthusiasm!!!

THanks for the intel heads up!

Dave 

2019 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!

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