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#21 dragcarz

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:26 PM

Heres my 10 year old daughter last saturday we're at the work bench, needless to say she's finished more kits in the last year than I have. Time goes way to fast Just enjoy it and dont be surprised when she picke pink or purple for the engine color.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

ok...i didn't see this anywhere else so my best advice to a young modeler is...be careful with the knife and mindful of it's sharpness!  then...have fun and may your paint always look good :D



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

All this talk about daughters and nieces painting their cars pink.... Haven't you seen the Mustang commercial with the girl looking at a Mustang drive by and in her mind it changes from pink to black?  :D Just cause she's a girl doesn't mean everything's Barbie's and ponies! 



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:48 PM

ok...i didn't see this anywhere else so my best advice to a young modeler is...be careful with the knife and mindful of it's sharpness!  then...have fun and may your paint always look good :D

 

She won't have to worry about sharp knives! At least not for a while..... sprue cutters and files, my friend!  :) 



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:19 AM

Girls and Cars , I so totaly love this but what i love more is what your creating , memories. IMO this can be a hot pink glue bomb and it will still be a total winner ,, remember it's about memories , have fun !!



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:39 AM

i will suggest the same thing i tell any kid or anybody that wants to learn how to build a model.on the first on get one that you like and if you can get two of the same.on the first one open the box ( AND HAVE AT IT ) your best teacher is experience and that first kit may look awfull. but now you know what you did wrong and right. so now open the second kit ( AND HAVE AT IT ) i think you will see a nice improvement over the first one.the main thing is have fun and try not to get discouraged. though in the beginning you will make many mistakes' over time you will make many more great builds.,

now have fun.


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:39 AM

 

She won't have to worry about sharp knives! At least not for a while..... sprue cutters and files, my friend!  :) 

excellent :)



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:50 PM

All this talk about daughters and nieces painting their cars pink.... Haven't you seen the Mustang commercial with the girl looking at a Mustang drive by and in her mind it changes from pink to black?  :D Just cause she's a girl doesn't mean everything's Barbie's and ponies! 

For my 17 year old daughter anything that is pink or purple is good.    As for advice two things,  keep your hands & work area clean,  take your time don't try to build it in a night.   You will have a lifetime of fun, I know I have !



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:06 PM

I don't care if we have 30 years experience at model building, some of the world's greatest experts cannot break their knowledge down to the understanding of the common person, never mind that of a child.  Just read any computer manual for an example!

 

 

The original poster should be commended for asking for input from the team.  And with the wide variety of responses, I think maybe we all learned something?



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

You try arguing with a six year old young lady ! She wanted pink paint and by god that's the color she bought ! No ifs , ands , or buts about it !

She graduated to the full spectrum of color shortly there after .

Come to think of it , she's still no day at the beach to argue with ! Rockheaded kid ! Don't know where she gets that from ....... ? Lmao !



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:48 PM

You try arguing with a six year old young lady ! She wanted pink paint and by god that's the color she bought ! No ifs , ands , or buts about it !
 

 

My younger daughter wanted to have our 1:1 Celica convertible painted pink.  She wouldn't hear anything about how horrible it would look. Her mind was made up. I was fortunate that she never raised enough money to actually make it happen  :D



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:52 PM



For the OP.... If you're still following this.... Have you picked out a kit yet? I expect a full report on the project!

 

Thanks for the interest, friend! As for which kit she builds, I guess that's up to her... I have one in mind that I think she would enjoy, but she may not like what I pick out....

 

If her parents let her build it here (which I'm hoping as I have all the paints and tools she would need) I may start her her own WIP thread!