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Aigore   

This weekend my oldest daughter, Lydia came with me to her first model show...and most certainly not her last.

She was full of spunk and positive energy and charmed everyone at the event and she made her father very very proud by behaving well and being polite to everyone.

 

At the event we have a beginners corner, for a small fee you get a kit and can borrow tools to build your first kit and of course Lydia wanted to do this  and she went all in on an Airfix Seahawk in 1/72nd scale.

 

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She learnt to study the instructions carefully before doing anything (very unlike her father)

 

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She glued the parts together neatly ...with almost no glue spillover.

 

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After a while the aircarft was built! No aftermarket stuff went into building this.

 

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After it was built it needed color...so she used the paints that came with the kit and patiently painted it extra dark seagrey and white.

 

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And the result was then paraded through out the showroom the following day, after she put on the decals, with very convincing wooshing sounds. I think she showed it to everyone of the hundreds of ppl there  ;P

 

Well it sure looks good!

 

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At teh prize cermony, whre her father actually got two honorable mentions and two special honorary mentions....and a couple of crystal wine glasses, she promtly asked the speaker for the microphone and she then told the entire showroom that she was called Lydia and she was 6 yrs old and had started preschool! This caused much mirth amonbth the otherwise very serious looking men and women attending the cermony :P

 

 

 

Cheers!

 

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Very nice. You are building models and family relationships there. Thank-you for sharing.     A better author than me wrote that models of a moment in history are one thing; but a model from a moment in your history is uniquely special.

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Aigore   
3 hours ago, flanker27 said:

Very nice Seahawk :D

 

Indeed, I see some artistic flair in there:)

3 hours ago, Lost_Erik said:

Very nice. You are building models and family relationships there. Thank-you for sharing.     A better author than me wrote that models of a moment in history are one thing; but a model from a moment in your history is uniquely special.

Very well put, this was very much a special weekend :)

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Aigore   
1 hour ago, Darren Roberts said:

What a great story! Thanks for sharing.

Thanx for reading :)

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Rodney   

That's great that you got your daughter involved!  Makes for some quality time together. 

 

Rodney

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Aigore   
23 minutes ago, Rodney said:

That's great that you got your daughter involved!  Makes for some quality time together. 

 

Rodney

Yup, it was really really fun :D

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DET1460   

I can't help but agree with all the previous posts. Well done Lydia and Dad!

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1 hour ago, DET1460 said:

I can't help but agree with all the previous posts. Well done Lydia and Dad!

Thanx DET1460 :D

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5 hours ago, Silenoz said:

congratz with the prizes, and also with this priceless memory...

Thanx :D I will carry it with me forever :D

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I want to be like Lydia when I grow up.

 

 

 

Rick L.

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Aigore   
On Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at 7:14 PM, Spruemeister said:

I want to be like Lydia when I grow up.

 

 

 

Rick L.

Able to follow the instruction sheet? ;)

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Aigore   
18 hours ago, R Spreckley said:

Brilliant

Indeed :D

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Bringing the hobby to a new generation! I love it! I'm jealous because she's been able to actually finish a kit--something I haven't been able to do in ages.  I love stuff like this! 

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13 hours ago, Major Walt said:

Bringing the hobby to a new generation! I love it! I'm jealous because she's been able to actually finish a kit--something I haven't been able to do in ages.  I love stuff like this! 

Isn't there a minor walt to carry the torch? :P

 

It is trully joyous to bring her intontbe hobby....I hope she'll stay interested :)

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