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Dixon66
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Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 08:03 AM UTC
I promised my 11 year old son, William, that I would post photos here of his first airbrushed Gundam, so here they are.....




firemann816
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Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 08:51 AM UTC
Dixon66 - Please tell William he airbrushes better than I do already!!!

Congratulations to you both!!!

What is he going to show us next???
MLD
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Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 09:25 AM UTC
Dave,
Looks good.Solo effort or dad leaning over the shoulder and side seat driving?

Is he bringing/entering it at Granitecon?

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 06:31 PM UTC
Great work William. I wish my first solo airbrush work looked half as good.
Cheers,
Bryan
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Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 06:58 PM UTC
Don't know much about sci-fi figures, but that one looks COOOOL.

Great job, well done
Dixon66
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Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 08:00 PM UTC
Thanks guys, I only mixed the paint and helped him adjust the airbrush. I showed him how to work it and had him do all his experimentation on some plastic plates I keep in my workshop as airbrush targets. I had him using my old Badger single action. Not only was this his first painted Gundam, it was his first attempt at all with the airbrush.

I wish I had thinned the black a little better so that he wouldn't have had so much overspray.
He does plan on entering it in GraniteCon, his first competition too.
Now if I can only get him to clean his room, life will be good. :-) :-)

I'll let him post tonight to thank you all.

Dave S.
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Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 08:15 PM UTC
Lookin' Good, Dix! Wish I could say my first aibrush attempt looked that good- and on a figure, no less! is this one of the 1:144's or is it larger. I'll print this one out & show it to Logan, I'm sure it'll inspire him to start painting his.
Kudos, William! Keep this up & you'll be leading the AGE campaign in no time!


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Now if I can only get him to clean his room, life will be good.



Dave, methinks life IS good. A clean room would only make it better-or cleaner, at least.
Cheers,
RobH
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Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 11:49 PM UTC
Did he do it on his own or did you help of any sort. Man! He's a looooooooot better than me in airbrushing! Congratulations!
Dixon66
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Posted: Friday, October 01, 2004 - 07:18 AM UTC
Hi guys,

I'm typing, William is dictating:

Thanks, it's a 1/100 scale not a 1/144th scale. Mom says if I go to Scotland she has to go as chaperone! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Dad says now I have to work on making my seams better.

Dixon66 talking again: Shonen I only helped him with setup and adjustments. He did it all on his own. Well, I at least came up with the idea of using the four color winter scheme.

Dave S.
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Posted: Friday, October 01, 2004 - 10:09 PM UTC
COOL urban cam !
excellent job there!
tell your son well done indeed! if hes this good now ! i can only imagine how good he'll be when hes older! well done william!
Dixon66
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Posted: Monday, October 18, 2004 - 03:49 AM UTC
Just a little update on William's build. He entered his first show at GraniteCon 12 and this won First Place in Juniors: Miscellaneous. Sabot's daughter, Elaina, pulled in third with a very nice Tie Int.

Congratulations to the both of them!

Dave S.
steeldog51
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Posted: Monday, October 18, 2004 - 05:17 AM UTC
HURRAY CONGRATS William and Elaina
Angela
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Posted: Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:31 PM UTC
Wow! That's a beautifil Gundam!

Congratulations to William and Elaina, too!

Angela
Dixon66
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Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 01:01 AM UTC
steeldog51 & Angela,
William says thankyou very much! He is very proud of his work and is chomping at the bit waiting for the next local show. :-) :-)

Dave S.