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My son's first paint job

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Last week, I helped teach my 13 year old son how to spray his own paint job.

At first we were going to do it all black, like a Model T, but it looked too boring. 

Then, I remembered I had some dark green and light yellow in the garage and we found a 1:1 car posted online in the same colors so that was it! He still has some small details to finish, but he's almost done.

Hope you like it, he's so proud he was able to build it. He likes these old timers. I joke that he was born in the wrong century. 

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The inspiration....

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If that is HIS first spray job and YOU didn't paint it, he's going to be a hell of a painter..Very well done..If thats his first model you should be proud of what he's done..Lots better than having your nose stuck in an I-Phone..He's going to be a very good modeler..

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1 minute ago, moparfarmer said:

If that is HIS first spray job and YOU didn't paint it, he's going to be a hell of a painter..Very well done..If thats his first model you should be proud of what he's done..Lots better than having your nose stuck in an I-Phone..He's going to be a very good modeler..

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He did a really good job.  He may rival me as a brush painter.  You might break out some toothpicks and show him how to paint the windshield, door handles, and other trim.  Maybe square off the paint on the wheel cover. It would make a good learning experience in detailing.  Something I had to learn on my own through trial and error over the years.

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That is awesome, for his first time. As he gets more experience, his models are sure to be show winners.

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 I love when you see the younger generation get into the hobby and as far as his paint work goes "Fantastic!!!" ....I wish I could get that kinda turn out yet today!

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That's not bad at all. In fact, I'm planning to paint a '29 in rattlecan dark green sometime in the near future, and if it comes out that well, I'll be VERY happy. Tell him Well Done and Model On! B)

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2 minutes ago, beeRS said:

Ten times better than what I did when I was 13! Well done.

10 times better then what I can do now at 63. LOL!

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An outstanding finish for his first paint job.  Keep up the good work.

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Thanks all, I'll show him all your comments, he'll be stoked!

I did show him the first light strokes and taught him to start spraying paint before he gets to the part and stop when he's past it. He caught on quickly and sprayed the final coats. I taught him to be patient and let the paint dry and not finish it until the next day.

He used drops of super glue at the contact points to assemble it and built it himself. He's been building for a couple of years and gets better at making cleaner builds each time. This one is the first one where I showed him how to use spray cans. There are small imperfections, but I feel he's on his way to be a great builder.

I know my kits are in good hands!

Signed,

Proud Papa! 😚

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21 hours ago, Sledsel said:

Jeez..... Can I send him my bodies and paint? He did a GREAT job!

 

Uh, mine too?  That looks like a fantastic paint job!!

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