Collectormania is a very friendly store, where they have known Rhys his whole life. It is under the second set of management, in the time we have been going, but it has kept the same vibe. They have a box of star wars minis, the soft rubber pre-painted ones, that they keep around for kids to play with.
I take Rhys in and he plops down at a table, out of the way, and plays with the star wars guys on some un-used terrain. He will also take breaks and watch me play LotR. He loves the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. He desperately wants to play. I've worked with him on the basics, moving guys, counting pips on dice, that sort of thing. He needs practice, but he's getting there.
|SWMBO brought this haul home last night. I'm so excited. For the boys, of course. Not me. That would be silly.|
|He's a fairly splendid sculpt. I hope he appreciates the sacrifice he is about to make.|
This year he has finally decided that he is interested in painting. He has been badgering me to let him help me when I am painting. Nothing presentable would come of that, but there are other answers. I remembered the Celtos models and pulled them out for him. He was very excited by that, but saw the flaw, in that they weren't based. All models have bases of course.
|The "Master". I went with a lighter primer so he could see the detail more easily.|
I'm really looking forward to seeing what he does with this, and to spending the time with him.