A while back I started a project with Elijah. Whenever I’m home we would work a little bit on the model I got him. The model I chose was from Hobby Lobby. It is called the RGM-79SP GM SNIPER II: E.F.S.F MASS-PRODUCED MOBILE SUIT.
I am not entirely sure what it all means, but it looked cool. and one thing I do know about Elijah is he loves robots and the Transformers, So I know he would like it. surprisingly there are so many pieces. but what’s going to end up looking like a very small action figure.
One of the things to that makes this model unique is that it actually is movable and poseable. So when we are done he can have a little fun with it instead of just making something and then let it sit there collecting dust. the other thing is there’s no need for glue.
Although for Elijah it’s the excitement of building it and then having it to play with, for me, it’s all about having an excuse to do something with my son. To spend time with him, talk with him while talking about the Bible with him or just simple life lessons.
The kid in me wants to finish it as quickly as possible however I’m deciding, we do like one page worth of things take a little bit of time because there are so many little things to put together on this, giving it great detail. however, I want to make it last so that it makes the work that Elijah is putting into it feel much more accomplished as well as teaching him patience and control.
So far we have the head and torso and it looks really nice.