There's a bit of fatherly pride that goes along with your son wanting to follow in your footsteps and learn a hobby that you're excited about.
This weekend, my eleven-year-old son took the allowance he'd been saving up and some extra money he'd earned mowing lawns and moving bricks down to our friendly, local comic and game shop and purchased his first* big Warhammer model: the new Treeman Ancient kit.
After flipping through the pages of the new White Dwarf, he also decided that he didn't want his Treeman to be just a regular, ordinary Treeman.
So, with a hobby knife, a bit of Zap-a-Gap superglue (I contend, the best superglue available on the market) and a vision of what he wanted, we sat down and spent Sunday afternoon creating this ...
(Photos after the jump.)
And, here's a size comparison with my own Treeman, Birchroot:
I'll admit, I wasn't particularly keen on the new Treeman kit when I first saw pictures of it. But, now, after seeing it in person and getting to play with all of its components a bit, I'm kind of jealous that he has one and I don't.
Oh, well. At least I'll get to help him paint it up ...
(* - He'd bought a Troll in the past, too, but we're not counting that. Because, well, we're just not.)