Sunday, February 20, 2011
Ideas to get da kidz building models
What they should be doing is developing model making skills so they become the next generation of railway/boat modellers. Someone to take over when the old guard have slipped off into their dotage.
But how ?
Well, they could do worse than be pointed at the nearest ModelZone shop. They are running events over the half term. I quite fancy being taught how to build Airfix kits but am probably far too old now. I know you are probably bemoaning the loss of the eccentric local model shop and the appearance of a Tesco for model makers, but you didn't buy your big ticket items from the old shop did you ? You just hung around talking and drinking tea purchasing the odd packet of track pins so shut up. Or move to Leamington, where we have an excellent shop !
Oh, and the photo shows someone taking part in the Stormtroppers event., I don't think that's what the staff wear to teach da Kidz. It might be a good idea though.
*Note: Obviously I wouldn't know what constitutes "cool" but I'm pretty certain that it isn't loitering in the only employment opportunity you're likely to get in your lifetime while too young to work there. Even a nerd like me wouldn't hang at the local council, or a credit card company, or a quango yet I've since worked at all three.