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    Hi all!

    a couple of weeks ago, when we were in my local GW store, my 8 year old Dylan was suddenly taken by the new tau. And who was I to discourage him!

    So, he spent a weekend building (I did the bits involving knives.......!) and then painting a crisis suit and a couple of drones.
    I offered advce, but he\'s headstrong and insisted on doing it all himself!

    He\'s been pushing me to take a picture, so please be so kind as to vote:
    Dylan\'s first minis

    but of course I did take pics of this momentous occaision:






    and tonight, he started reading the \"how to paint space marines\" book. Maybe it was a ruse to delay bedtime, but so what!

    watch this space!!!


    Rob (a very proud dad)

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    Damn. I know adults who can\'t paint this well...seriously :) Got my vote. If he keeps his interest in the hobby i think you have a little master there. Thumbs up for me ;)

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    Orb,
    Your son did a great job, I voted and commented! As a parent it is a wonderful feeling the first time your child picks up a brush and puts effort into painting a mini!
    Tell him to keep up the good work.
    Gin

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    Hooray!! Another little feller gettin into the mix! Will leave comments.

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    That\'s sweet that he wants to paint. Your son looks like he\'ll have some good talent developing there. That\'s a pretty darn good paintjob for his age.

    Maya~

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    The drones are acually pretty good - no matter who painted them...

    The suit is very good for his age. And they are all based.

    Straight up - maybe a 6, +1 for age catagory and +1 for first mini.


    Now, get him his own account so he can outscore you.
    lol

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    A family that paints together stays together....

    All though that first picture looks like you the poor lad got caught doing something he shouldnt have...

    lol

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    Great job!! The mini look great is he accepting comission work. My son was 6 when he painted his first mini. Got to start them young.

    Orb tell us the truth did you hold back a tear watching him paint.

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    I was only 9 when I started painting. Good to see a future Slayer Sword winner!

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    Looks great, get him painting with the right hand and he\'ll be winning Demons in no time!

    OK it\'s cheesy, but someone had to say it ;)

    Great work, I taught painting lessons at GW for years and there\'s a lot of teenage kids that wouldn\'t have the care or patience to finish up a model that well. Keep us posted!

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    another future slayer sword winner probably :D


    ps 800 posts Yay! :flip::bouncy: -200 to freakiness :D

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    This is so wonderful. He did an amazing job!

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    Well done Dylan, a great start.
    Now all you have to do is get your dad to buy you some more!


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    Thanks all for the comments and encouragement!

    He\'s been reading your comments and I can see him swelling with pride!!! :D

    This is the start of something - I showed him one of Cyrils Space Marines on here with the glowing eyes - four hours later he said he think he\'d worked out how Cyril had done it!!!!! And wants to try!!! Slow down!!!

    Mike - buy him some more? I\'ve got nearly 20 years of impulse bought miniatures in the house - if he really gets into it, he\'ll be in heaven.

    Thanks again

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    ok no offence but.. 8.3 after 32 votes.. ???
    its good for his first.. but it not a 8.3

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    Originally posted by Sonnyslayer
    ok no offence but.. 8.3 after 32 votes.. ???
    its good for his first.. but it not a 8.3
    must be the \"cute\" factor, because it\'s not active yet! Anyone who has seen it has got to see this thread first! We know it\'s not 8.3 but I like Airhead\'s +1 age +1 first mini idea and maybe how people are voting.

    I\'m sure when it goes active it will drop in score. (as someone just did; he just got s 2)

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    And I guess people are also being positive and encouraging a youngster to give it a go. Which I thank them for :D

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    :D There is nothing wrong with the cute factor and encouraging the young , may be we should have a junior section on CMON ! Any way I digress , well done young man , keep going and remember your old DAD can well afford everything in the TAU world and you have picked one of the best Races to model with , dont forget those lovely KROOT ! .. GOD BLESS ..............VINCENTI lol

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    Originally posted by vincenti
    :D There is nothing wrong with the cute factor and encouraging the young , may be we should have a junior section on CMON ! Any way I digress , well done young man , keep going and remember your old DAD can well afford everything in the TAU world and you have picked one of the best Races to model with , dont forget those lovely KROOT ! .. GOD BLESS ..............VINCENTI lol
    dont forget all the forge world models :D

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    Excellent! Voted and commented. I started when I was 9, unfortunately no pics of me lol

    happy painting

    ~Bill

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