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First model... by my daughter Sopwith Camel
Twentecable
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 10:07 PM UTC
Hi Guys and girls.
I have been modeling in Fases for years. After a 7 year break I decided to get back into the hobby during my last vacation. I started my own project (a RC Tamiya King Tiger) and one with my daughter... She will get 7 in october. Ofcourse I helped her but the most things she did by herself. Except the orange spots... thats daddies work trying to save some old paint .

Nice fact... after she had finished her model she concluded it would have been better to paint the cockpit... well lets do that next model :-).

She had full artistic license (I guess expert models will reckognize some AFV decals from daddys spare box..).

Lets give it a try:





MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 12:10 AM UTC
Very nice work, my congratulations!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 01:08 AM UTC
Thank you!
Iam really proud on her and I hope she hangs on to the hobby!
JPTRR
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 01:48 AM UTC
That's better than my first paint job! Congratulations to her!
Scrodes
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 04:53 AM UTC
Nice looking build little lady.


Your dad told me that he was going to buy you a Wing Nuts Wing model for your second.
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 05:07 AM UTC
Well done and keep building. That certainly turned out much better than my first modeling effort when I was seven....I glued an Entex A-7(?) completely to the kitchen table. Anyway, great to see kids getting involved with the hobby.

Best wishes and happy modeling.

Ian
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 05:26 AM UTC
Ha! Grrrrrrl power! We need more girls sticking bits of plastic together
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 05:53 AM UTC
Lars, your daughter has built a nice looking Sopwith Camel. I can see the pride in your eyes and she looks happy also. Congrats to you both.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 09:38 AM UTC
Awesome first model! You should both be immensely proud. She did an exceptionally neat job of painting and decaling. I hope many more are to follow!
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 09:55 AM UTC
Great build, I love it!

It is always great to see the next generation entering into this great hobby, and this build should be proudly on display of all to see.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 08:59 PM UTC
just a super build. Congrats on becoming one of the youngest members of Aeroscale.
Twentecable
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 10:41 PM UTC
Lauren says:
dank je wel.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 01:20 AM UTC
Hi there

That's a brilliant job! I can see a future prize-winner in the making!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 11:38 AM UTC
Brilliant, love it
lentorpe
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 02:10 PM UTC
A biplane for a first??? She's brave!!!
And congratulations on the resulting model; I wish my first job had been half as good.
Follow on!