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Can I brag a little , it made my day, my weekend , my year


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#1 gtx6970

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:23 AM

I bought one of the polar lights kits over the winter for myself. But when it showed up my daughter loved the pre-painted pearl white finish and she wanted it . She had never built a model before,, but had spent some time watching me. So I let her have it on the conditions she had to build it on her own.

There is no extra paint work and/or extra details. Just straight out of the box with a left over set of decals i've had for years and never used. My only contribution was helping with positioning the 2nd layer of decals (it's a  fred cady decal sheet) And even at that  it was limited to the 'Ramchargers' lettering only

 

We had planed for months to attend the local model show so she could enter it . But on the day of the show she got sick and had to stay home. So I took it and entered it on her behalf.

Needless to say it made my day when they called her name as the class winner.

 

And shes already on to the next one , a snap kit of the 1966 Batmobile. she picked that one out after seeing it on the shelf at Hobby Lobby. So I guess the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree.

 

She'll be 13 in 2 weeks

 

 

 

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#2 CrazyGirl

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:27 AM

a proud Papa , I love it !!!! , and Happy Birthday to her and way to go !!!! oh and one more thang , Great Build !!!!


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#3 cobraman

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:40 AM

Great looking model.



#4 slusher

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:50 AM

A great story and build...



#5 Jantrix

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:51 AM

She did very well. I looks good.



#6 1930fordpickup

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:55 AM

Great car and a great start. 



#7 Gramps2u

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:06 AM

Awesome ! Keep it up!



#8 greymack

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:11 AM

Love it .Its a great build thanks for showing it.



#9 Eshaver

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:28 AM

Now don't just stop there , build a few more !!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:04 AM

Great story Bill !    I know from experience that it was one of your proudest moments ever !

 She did a great job too ,  and it sounds like she'll be building a few more .  Enjoy it while you can ,  she'll be a teenager soon and one day boys will be more important than models .  But years from now you both will remember this !



#11 Rob McKee

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:07 AM

She did a very nice clean job.

 

Congratulation Bill, the apple didn't fall far from the tree.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:37 AM

Totally awesome!



#13 GeeBee

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:44 AM

What a brilliant story, and a lovely well made model, congratulations to your daughter, she's done a very fine job ....



#14 Kaleb

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:14 AM

Congratulations, on a job well done. Yes you have a right to brag, not a thing wrong with that.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:57 AM

Nice clean model.  You'll both treasure it in the future.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:59 AM

Very nice,  congrats to her on winning an award and on a nice looking build



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:04 AM

Great to hear that. I can relate to your story also. I had the same thing happen when my daughter was 10. She placed in every contest she entered her 49 Ford in. The only thing I helped with was the engine wiring. She's now 25 and builds a model now and then yet.

Tell congratulations , and to keep up the good work.

Also You may want to invest in some new shelving, for all of her awards that will be forthcoming.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

All myy computer at work will let me see is a red x. ut i know the feeling as my 5 yr old daughter watches me build and wants to do one herself so bad just got to her a snap kit soon to do .

Like everyone said nurture it and hope she carries it with her. Like i do with my daughter.

 

 

Michael



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:32 AM

Well I do not like this at ALL !!! 13 freaking years old....I will stop building now, I just did that kit, and I disposed of it after MY decaling job SUCKED!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My best wishes to BOTH of you!!  B)



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

Nice build and even nicer story.