The set of First Grade 1/144 models from Hobby Search came today and my son wanted to get started. After dinner we sat down and he got to work. I think he did pretty well for someone almost 7 years old.
All I had to do was show him how to clip the pieces off the plastic mold and make sure he followed the instructions in order. Except for helping him with the torso, he assembled the whole thing himself.
As he got closer to completing the model he wanted to skip ahead but I was able to convince him to keep to the instructions. I know how he feels; I like to jump around too.
In the middle of assembling his model, he realized that he was working on Char’s Zaku II. I’m working on the MG version and that got him excited. He completed his model and wants to do more.
We’ll work on a few more FG models before trying the speed grade models. He’s very proud of his work and so am I.