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Nate

1989 Batmobile Build with my 5 yr old Son

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I started building a 1989 Batmobile with my 5 year old son. The kit was given to us by evilbenny, a fellow member of the Metroplex Car Modeler's Association (MCMA). The kit was missing the wheels and tires, which were generously supplied by some members of this forum. Thanks again to midknightprowler and afx for you help.

Here's the kit:

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Here's what we've done so far - glued in the interior and painted the wheels:

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The boys like the gold-ish wheels shown on the side panel of the box, so we painted the wheels Model Master bronze and will black-wash it next.

They don't want to paint anything, so it'll be faster. At one point I was scraping off some flash and my son said "Daddy, I don't want it to be too pretty" meaning I was taking too long, LOL.

When we get ready to build he'll go get everything and carry it to the kitchen table, which is big enough for us to all have access to the kit while building. He's pretty motivated.

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Nate,KUDOS to you for doing this with your son.

The 3rd pic of you and your son working together with the light is probably one of the BEST pics I have seen in a LOOOOONNNNNGGGG time!! :unsure: :unsure:

Thanks for the uplifting post and we need more like this to help our great hobby!!!

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Yeah...that's the way to go...Keep helping you kid to finished it and he'll be proud of it, he can..I know it..This is father and son time that it's never wasted and stay in our hearts for ever...

Simón P. Rivera Torres

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Keep it up. I have been working with my grandsons for the last few years. I don't think any of them have picked up my passion yet.

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That's going to be the coolest Batmobile ever! Keep up the good work.

David G.

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Very cool Nate. My 4 year old likes to watch me work on kits but doesn't show any willingness to try something out with help from Dad. Soon enough

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Some final shots:

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I posted in Under Glass here.

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No this is how you keep the hobby alive. Way to go Nate!

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Great job on the model and heart warming photos. Great job all round.

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