Back On The Saddle? Not Quite

It’s been over a month since I’ve had anything to report, in terms of modeling. And, truth be told, I still don’t have much to report. It’s been very busy at my various jobs (but hey–I got a six hour ride in a UH-60 Blackhawk!), with no real signs of slow-down.

Despite all that, my daughter and I managed to put in some time on our tanks yesterday. She considers her tank “done”, and mine isn’t terribly far behind. She’s anxious to start a new model already. I’m just anxious to get anything done at this point.

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Daddy/Daughter Modeling: Tank Session # 3

As has been the custom for the last three weeks now, my 4 year old daughter and I spent an hour or so on Sunday morning working on our tanks. I finally added a little non-red color to mine, and she continues to amaze me with how well she applies paint…

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Daddy/Daughter Tanks, Session 2

Last Sunday, my daughter and I took some more time to work on the tanks–this was especially important to her as we’d just acquired the Tamiya acrylic “Pink”–which she deftly spotted in the local HobbyTown. Painting ensued. Here’s the results (still in-progress):

Mine’s on the left, her’s is on the right. Again, I’ve gotta say that–despite her “rainbow vomit” camo approach, her painting technique is really good. She holds the brush right, and applies the right amount of paint. She doesn’t just glob it on. I don’t care what color it is, I’m proud of my daughter’s technique.

Sunday Morning Daddy/Daughter Model Project

Once again, my daughter and I took to the workbench on Sunday and tackled a pair of Italeri 1/72 “fast assembly” Pz. Kpfw. V Panther Ausf. G tanks. Each tank has a total of twelve parts, so assembly was a breeze–which gave her more time to pick out her colors. We opted to go with color schemese that–to the best of my knowledge–the Germans never actually used on their tanks. And we didn’t get them finished yet, but we’re working on it.

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