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My 7 yo son building his first model!

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    October 2013
My 7 yo son building his first model!
Posted by chops1sc on Monday, September 18, 2023 11:28 AM

My 7 year old son came into the hobby room and asked to build a car in my stash! Here he is putting in the work (under supervision of course).


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    July 2003
  • From: On my kitchen counter top somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Monday, September 18, 2023 1:12 PM

                 He looks very focused.   

              I think he's on to something here.

Reminds me of my early days at the kitchen table.

Eventually, I graduated to the kitchen counter.....   where I still am.



  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, September 18, 2023 1:29 PM

Very nice,hopefully he sticks with it and you can continue to enjoy the hobby together.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 18, 2023 3:22 PM

That's how old I was when I built my first model.  Fun to share with the ilttle ones.



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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, September 18, 2023 4:00 PM

Congrats on having a workbench partner. Make sure he shows us his completed model.Yes

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%    1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, September 18, 2023 4:28 PM

That's about the age I started. It's an addiction. A GOOD one if you gonna have one.


On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

                              Tongue Tied

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    March 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Monday, September 18, 2023 6:35 PM

Good for you, sharing the hobby with your Bud. Just as he decided to ask to build one, with encouragement from Dad along the way, he can be the one to decide to or not. I see these posts ever now and then, I love seeing a youngster taking his/her first steps at Dad's bench.

I hope he'll continue, it will make for some very happy moments in your lives. Thanks for a very nice post and for the photos.


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Posted by RSoriano on Monday, September 18, 2023 8:27 PM

Awesome photos! Great job all around!

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 7:39 AM


      Now see! The younger generation can be interested! Just got to give them exposure to it(Building Models) on their own terms. I believe that seeing the smiles, and other facial expressions along with the calmness after a successful build, show them it can be fun!

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:18 PM

Way to go chops1sc! It goes to show how leading by example can be a good thing. I've been doing this with my 24 yr. old special needs son for a couple years. I can read the pride and happiness you have with him in your post. For now it's a model kit, soon it will be model show's, then he will want to borrow the airbrush, etc. Jarrod and I hope you have many years of modeling happiness together!

Big Smile

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)


1/25 MPC 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive (WIP)

1/16 Andy's Sherman M4A3E8 - DONE

1/32 Revell Arado Ar 196-B Seaplane - DONE - (GB)

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE - (GB)

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