I have no children of my own, hence no heir to the throne; but the good lady who has taken me into her home these last few months, does have a son. Alas, aside from playing the very occasional card or board game he's shown no interest in other things gamey; being obsessed mainly with football and watching Netflix (he's 12).
However this changed the other day, in what may be a passing fancy he asked to try his hand at painting. a tank. Not having one to hand I dug around and found a sacrificial victim or two; an unbuilt M10 Wolverine (purchased by accident I guess) and a 40k miniature that had been left over from the bad old days.
Proving to have a steady hand and more patience than he normally suggests, we went through the process of cutting cleaning and then assembling the parts for the tank before letting it sit to dry and painting some of the Eldar chappy. The young 'un had excellent colour taste and was a lot better with a brush than I expected for a first go:
|puts my first efforts to shame|
Of course whether he ever would, I doubt; in these days of constant ready entertainment and instant gratification I think kids have to be got early to take up the hobby. But you never know...