Last night's daddy-daughter painting session was a huge success!
My 7 year old daughter Zoe got her first model completely painted in just about an hour and had such a great time doing it that as soon as it was done she asked me when she could do her next one. I am super-impressed because as any of you with kids or who work with kids may know at 7 sometimes patience and focus are not where they need to be to do something like this. First up lets take a look at Zoe's model. She will be using this figure to play in a stripped down D20 game because she also mentioned she wanted to try one of daddy's games.
So let me start by answering the obvious question which is; how much did I help/do? I got the paint on the neck, I touched up a few spots where the purple got onto the red and the red got onto the purple, I painted the dagger...and that's it, the rest is all her.
This all got started because Zoe wants to participate in some of the things I do with my leisure time and she loves little figures (she has a ton of my surplus Heroclix on her dresser). I'm also really excited to using gaming to help her with her basic math skills and sneak in a little teaching on the side.
Here's a question for me to throw back out to the rest of you; can you recommend figures that meet the following criteria to help grow and build Zoe's collection?
-no overly fine pieces that stick out
-"appropriate" for a 7 year old
That does it for me for right now, but painting with her I was able to get another one of my projects done so that will shoe up here later today.