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    June, 2015
Posted by topman on Friday, September 25, 2015 4:18 PM

This is my 9-year-old daughter's Revell Snap-tite. She asked if I could "make the outside look real," so I did a quick detail on the body and glass. It's a lowrider for now, but once she assembles it according to the instructions, who knows what it wil look like. If only she had the patience to customize the suspension for this stance Cool

VW New Beetle

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    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Monday, September 28, 2015 1:52 AM

G'day Topman.  It's great that your daughter wants to spend time with you and share your hobby.  Her Beetle looks really good, I hope she sticks with it and completes it with you.  Beautiful blue colour, by the way.  Cheers

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    June, 2015
Posted by topman on Monday, September 28, 2015 9:59 AM

Thanks, yeah I'm not sure she's as into it as her older brother (10), maybe she was just feeling left out; but we'll see once she completes this one and gets that sense of accomplishment. She definitely didn't like the molded yellow and picked out this blue at our local hobby shop Yes

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    June, 2015
Posted by topman on Monday, August 15, 2016 3:30 PM

Well, as one might expect, she went through an American Doll phase and quickly lost interest, but they always come back! I kept it on the bench as a reminder, and she finally completed it ;) Understandably, she didn't want to deviate from the instructions, she wasn't interested in rubbing it out (as you can see in the "before," she couldn't wait to apply the stick-on decals), and she broke the side mirrors (I may help her re-attach, if we can find the other one, lol) so here it sits, box-stock:

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    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Monday, September 05, 2016 1:57 PM

Awesome job dad. Cheerish those moments. My daughters 200 miles away in college, we did models, and collected hotwheels,  on my side, on her side we collected polly pockets, yeah some guy looking through polly pockets in the store seems weird. But anything for my kids. My son was the same way, minus the polly pockets. Now he builds warhammer models. Talk about expensive. It is a hobby, it is also teaching and learning. You could talk about art,history, math, and many other school subjects and keep it fun at the same time. Modeling is one of the greatest hobbies.


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