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Anyone Else Into Building And Painting Model Kits

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After not picking up a model kit and a pot of paint for over 25 years my son persuaded me to have a go again, mainly because I took an interest in his recent 'obsession' with building and painting Warhammer figures.

Here's what mine came out like, it's a Space Marines Primaris Invader ATV.

It's the first time that I've attempted to do a diorama base too.

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One of my favorite memories of raising my son centers around giving him a model airplane for Christmas when he was 6-7 years old. I forget exactly but he was barely old enough to read the directions. He was so excited when he first opened the package to see an airplane on the box. The look of dismay on his face however when he opened it and saw a big bunch of parts was priceless. Three hours later we had a foot long F14 Tomcat, complete with swept back foldable wings and full decals. He was hooked, and built literally dozens of cars, trucks, planes, ships, you name it. The lessons he learned that day about patience and following instructions were invaluable.
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That's fantastic @malvern_man ! I've not built models since I was a kid - I used to enjoy building AirFix style kits of planes and dinosaurs, but I was always better at building them than painting them!

I dabbled with a bit of Warhammer 40k, but didn't have anyone to play with and the kits were too expensive for me to have a big selection - I was terrible at painting them too!

I'd love to give it another go though - I think I'd need to clear a decent space for that kind of endeavour though.

Would love to see more of your models if you keep going - much like wristwatches and their intricate movements I'm fascinated by the ability to get so much detail on something as small as a wee tabletop figure!
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Great model and great job painting it.
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I can’t be the only one looking at that model and thinking “That’s a health and safety nightmare”
That person on the back holding the gun, one large bump while driving along and they’re falling out. Leaning back with a heavy backpack on is a recipe for disaster, especially with nothing behind them to keep them safe.

Good job painting it by the way, but don’t try and ride in it.
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That’s impressive! I was never any good at building models. When done well and done right, models can be jaw-dropping. My models were neither done well nor done right.
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Those are impressive details to include in your diorama, adding realism to the base construction model. I used to build static models and I enjoyed doing it. Mostly I was building and finishing cars with minor customization. MPC, AMT, AirFix. I mostly switched to flying model rockets of the low power Estes, Centuri, and Quest variety. And that’s what I still do with limited time. I introduced my sons to model building and they have some mild interest but it isn’t consistent. Until the pandemic I hosted a rocketry club helping kid 7 and up build, finish, and fly rockets. It kept me in the hobby. I’ve been at the rockets a long time. :)
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This reminded me that Greg Jein's model collection is coming up for auction (he died last year). He built some incredible models for Alien, Star Wars, Star Trek among others. There are some examples in the video.

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Awesome job! The paint is great!

I was into planes and cars when I was a kid. They were my primer for all the crazy stuff I have been building ever since.
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Thank you all for the positive comments.

I've just started building a Warhammer Lemun Russ tank, then I've got a Tamiya 1/35 scale British Churchill VII tank to build.
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