Recommendations for a 5-6 year old that LOVES airplanes...

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Recommendations for a 5-6 year old that LOVES airplanes...

Joined: March 30th, 2004, 4:53 am

March 20th, 2017, 9:19 pm #1

The question below got me thinking about what would be an appropriate starter kit for a 5-6 year old (my grandson)? He is wicked smart, but has limited vision due to nystagmus.

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Joined: April 8th, 2005, 11:51 am

March 20th, 2017, 9:24 pm #2

Any new 1/72 Airfix aircraft kit or Bandia Mechas
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:53 am

March 20th, 2017, 9:42 pm #3

The question below got me thinking about what would be an appropriate starter kit for a 5-6 year old (my grandson)? He is wicked smart, but has limited vision due to nystagmus.
Example:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=pl ... sacat=1188
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

March 20th, 2017, 9:49 pm #4

Any new 1/72 Airfix aircraft kit or Bandia Mechas
May not be the best for a really young kid. They can be very complex (individual working fingers with working knuckles) etc. and, while they are posable, they are very fragile and definitely not a toy
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Joined: September 9th, 2004, 3:43 am

March 20th, 2017, 10:00 pm #5

The question below got me thinking about what would be an appropriate starter kit for a 5-6 year old (my grandson)? He is wicked smart, but has limited vision due to nystagmus.
Mostly big pieces, fit together easily, don't look half bad finished out of the box. Look ideal for kids to me.
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 5:19 am

March 20th, 2017, 10:26 pm #6

The question below got me thinking about what would be an appropriate starter kit for a 5-6 year old (my grandson)? He is wicked smart, but has limited vision due to nystagmus.
Still cheap from Scalehobbyist.com:
https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagorie ... ly&man=HBB

I have a whole box left over from one of my classes. I can send a couple kits out--lemme know what you...errr...he likes.
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Joined: May 16th, 2005, 4:44 pm

March 20th, 2017, 10:47 pm #7

The question below got me thinking about what would be an appropriate starter kit for a 5-6 year old (my grandson)? He is wicked smart, but has limited vision due to nystagmus.
Is an airplane and star wars NUT. I've been feeding him about once or twice a month the Star wars snap kits from Revell, he LOVES them, has taken them apart and put them back together many times. He's also done a number of Pegasus 1:48 aircraft, and a number of the Revell pre painted snap tite kits. He needs a little help with the smaller parts, but he has been able to do much of the assembly himself. He's also done a number of the snap car kits.

I know ALOT of us have slammed Revell for their snap star wars kits, but after watching him, and the play factor involved, I definitely understand their target audience, he has a blast with them.


Charlie
Builder of clean 3 footers, and the occasional 1 footer...
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 10:48 pm

March 21st, 2017, 5:04 am #8

The question below got me thinking about what would be an appropriate starter kit for a 5-6 year old (my grandson)? He is wicked smart, but has limited vision due to nystagmus.
easy build planes. they have a bit of a cartoon look to thme which should attract children of many ages.lol here is the B-17 over at Sprue https://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/mngmkp001.htm
all of teh above suggestions would work BTW..
hope he catches the fever....
Viper730
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Joined: July 28th, 2008, 3:27 am

March 21st, 2017, 12:36 pm #9

The question below got me thinking about what would be an appropriate starter kit for a 5-6 year old (my grandson)? He is wicked smart, but has limited vision due to nystagmus.
Fun, fast and easily recognizable.
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