FA­THER & SON Model-maker fol­lows in his dad’s foot­steps

Cameron, 8, scales up in­ter­est af­ter medal suc­cess

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Ni­cola Find­lay

A model Mur­ray Pri­mary School pupil is once again clinch­ing prizes – beat­ing teenagers and even his own dad.

Cameron Ste­wart ,8, was awarded a bronze medal and a joint bronze at the lat­est In­ter­na­tional Plas­tic Model So­ci­ety( IP MS) show–Scale Scot­land – held in Ed­in­burgh re­cently.

It is a very com­pet­i­tive event and Cameron was up against teenagers as old as 16 in the ju­nior sec­tion.

He also won at a com­pe­ti­tion in North Shields near New­cas­tle just be­fore the sum­mer hol­i­days.

Cameron be­gan mak­ing small plas­tic scale mod­els aged just four af­ter go­ing along to var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions with mod­eller dad Graeme.

He soon got the bug, though, and be­gan cre­at­ing his own mod­els which have in­cluded sub­marines, Red Ar­row planes and even an Iron Man with its own flash­ing light us­ing a small electric cir­cuit.

And his hard work quickly brought suc­cess with him pick­ing up a medal at his first com­pe­ti­tion.

In fact, the first time he went with his dad to a com­pe­ti­tion he came away with an award while his fa­ther, who also en­tered var­i­ous mod­els in the adult sec­tion, didn’t. The same thing hap­pened in Ed­in­burgh.

Proud mum Cl air told the News: “We are proud as punch of Cameron. He con­tin­ues to do so well.

“Not too many ju­nior en­trants win a prize and the show this year re­ceived a record num­ber of ju­nior en­trants, aged from five to 16.

“Cameron won a bronze medal for his Rev ell Wal­ter Rose res­cue boat and a joint bronze for his model of the Hin­den­berg.

“He also re­ceived three high­ly­c­ommended cer­tifi­cates for his Red Ar­row Hawk, ghost­busters Ecto 1 and his new­est model, the Grum­man X2.”

Clair added: “He just loves mod­el­ling and spends hours and hours on his cre­ations.

“And he con­tin­ues to give dad a run for his money. He took his lat­est mod­els into the school as­sem­bly with him and he was so chuffed – he couldn’t wait to show his class­mates.

“He loves meet­ing his lit­tle friends at shows and they spend hours scru­ti­n­is­ing all the dis­plays and work­ing out what they can do next – it’s so funny they are like wee old men.”

Next up for Cameron is Aberdeen in a few weeks time and then a show in Glas­gow at the end of Oc­to­ber.

Medal magic Plas­tic model maker Cameron Ste­wart, right, and above with dad Graeme

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