My soon to be 7 year old son is fascinated whenever I build a model. He really enjoys just watching me and examining the parts I put together. It’s part of that whole son dad thing and I like him watching me too.
His school teacher wants him to work on things that have step by step instructions to get him to work on his patience. She knows about the models so we agreed that I would work with him on some easy models. After looking some over with him, I ordered a set of Speed Grade models, 2 of each, and tomorrow I’ll start one with him.
It’s going to be interesting. I’ve explained that he will make mistakes and should not get frustrated. He is really pumped about working with me on this. He knows the difference between models and toys and I know he’ll work on this seriously. Today we picked up some clippers so he can remove the pieces from the mold.
These are pre-painted and meant for small kids. Once we’ve completed one I’ll post it on Flickr.