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Daughters first kit
Posted by gregers on Friday, October 24, 2003 2:59 PM
Hey guys and gals, My daughter Nicola (12) is - as i am typing this - working on her first model. she's doing a 1/100th BAC Jaguar A. it is a cheap snapkit but she is gluing it together (at her insistance) and she is doing quite well. just thought i would let you all know (proud dad that i am)Big Smile [:D]. she has just shown me that she has sucsessfuly placed on the underbelly fuel tank. BTW the kit had no instructions. and i have so far managed not to take over the build Smile [:)]. not that she would let me LoL. Greg
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Posted by berny13 on Friday, October 24, 2003 3:05 PM
That is great Greg. Another proud pappa joins the world. Lets hope she likes doing it and will stick with it. Another model builder will help out the hobby.

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Posted by lizardqing on Friday, October 24, 2003 4:57 PM
That's what it's all about. I know I was thrilled when my oldest built his first one recently and he thought it was cool just to sit at the table and build with me. He's saving his allownace up for a " model snaptite plastic model " as he puts it now and has already informed that after he does that one he will be ready to glue one together and paint it. And he's only 5.
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Posted by tigerman on Friday, October 24, 2003 6:46 PM
Good for you Greg and the others. I'm a little jealous, but happy that your children are catching the modeling bug.

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Posted by shermanfreak on Friday, October 24, 2003 7:01 PM
Great news Greg Big Smile [:D]

The family that glues together .... sticks togetherWink [;)]Wink [;)]Wink [;)]

Best of times with your kit Nicola. Approve [^]
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by styrene on Friday, October 24, 2003 8:06 PM
This thread is worthless without pictures! Greg, I know you're proud of yours as I am proud of mine. I love it when Dads take the time with their children. Over the years I've heard too much of the phrase "It's quality, not quanitity". I can positively affirm that it takes a whole lot of both, and it sounds as if your daughter is one blessed recipient of her Dad's attention. Keep it up!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 24, 2003 9:31 PM
Way to go guys!!!!!!!! I know the feeling of a proud dad!!!!!!

I bought 2 monster truck models on e-bay a while back, and just recently my son has asked if "we" can put it together...... so today we started it!!!!!!!! He is 5 also !!!! Snap kits??? We don't need no stinkin snap kits!!! LOL LOL

He is showing me what parts go where, and he is applying the glue!!!!

He is soooo proud of himself.........

This is what being a parent is all about!!!

They say, a few hours a day with your children is what makes the difference......

Most of all i'm proud of him!!!

Now, if i can only get my 3 year old to sit long enough to show him how to build..............................
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 24, 2003 9:41 PM
Outstanding Greg!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 24, 2003 9:47 PM
Very touching, Greg. Even brought a little bit of mist to this old man's eye. Congratulations to you and yours !
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Posted by Woody on Friday, October 24, 2003 10:09 PM
That's great Greg! My son who is 5 recently picked out (he picked a car, boy I thought I taught him better! LOL) and built his first Snap-Tite. It proudly sits on top of the entertainment center for all to enjoy.Smile [:)]

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Posted by Keyworth on Friday, October 24, 2003 10:20 PM
That's really great, Greg. My kids have gotten involved at one time or another with models. My 9-year-old has a thing for jets of all kinds. Glad to see your family sharing your hobby. - Ed
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Saturday, October 25, 2003 3:09 AM
Well done, Nicola (and Greg!)... Hope to see your completed model very soon! Maybe you can join Dad at the Southern Expo next year, and exchange tips and ideas with my step-daughter Tena (who is now busy building another tank...).

Good luck!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, October 25, 2003 6:51 AM
Way to go Greg! Keep encouraging her to build. Youth are the future of our hobby.
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Posted by gregers on Saturday, October 25, 2003 8:37 AM
Hi Folks thank you from both me and Nicola (she has just read these posts) she is very proud of her first atempt, looks like i made a mistake geting her a snap kit, looks like i will be digging through th pile of boxes hat i have stashed away for her next project. she has just gone out to play with her pals and i saw that she has got paint on her fingers (sound familiar?). i will post pics when i have that capability but i need a lead for my digital camera. thanks. Nicola and Greg
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Posted by echolmberg on Monday, October 27, 2003 11:49 AM
Dear Greg and Nicola,

You have truly raised my spirits! As the proud new pappa of a three month old little girl I am very encouraged to see girls getting into the hobby as well. Believe it or not my one and only concern once I found out I was having a daughter was "Will she also like model airplanes???" I see now through you two that it is entirely possible! On a serious note, I honestly feel bad for anyone who does not have a hobby. Any hobby is a great discipline which can foster learning and the pursuit of self-improvement. Your daughter is going to (hopefully) hold onto this hobby for the rest of her life. Congratulations once again.

Eric

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Monday, October 27, 2003 5:19 PM
Greg,
Tell Nicola how pleased we all are for her and tell her we hope she enjoys every minute of the build, and the sense of accomplishment she'll get.
Try and post a picture so we can tell her how much we like the great job she's done.
All the very best to you two,
Cheers, mate
LeeTree

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Posted by Dwight Ta-ala on Monday, October 27, 2003 8:34 PM
That's the way to go Greg. Like father like daughter.

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Posted by paulnchamp on Monday, October 27, 2003 8:41 PM
Well done Gregers and Nicola! May it lead to many more, and a long lifetime of happiness.
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 27, 2003 9:45 PM
We need to see pics here! Congrats Nicola Wink [;)]


QUOTE: You have truly raised my spirits! As the proud new pappa of a three month old little girl I am very encouraged to see girls getting into the hobby as well


Everytime I work on a project, my 2 /12 year old daughter always asks if I'm working on "Big Tank" Then she asks, "Me big tank too?" So, I went out a few months ago and bought her a cool diecast tank ( It's a Sherman) and removed all the small pieces. Now, everytime I build, she brings her tank out and sits at the table with me. Approve [^]
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Posted by erush on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 7:04 AM
Congrats to you and your daughter too Gregers! It's nice seeing all these females starting to get interested in the hobby! Post us some pics when you can.

Eric
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 9:45 AM
well done for you and your daughter, especially her.
hope my kid's ,whenever it comes, first phrase to be "dad get me the sprue cutter....!!! " ...LOL
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Posted by gregers on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 2:18 PM
Hi all and thanks, Echolmberg, i know its a little late but congrats on your new adition to your family, i hope that she gives you as much happiness as my children have given me. thanks to you all, Greg
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