FATHER & SON Model-maker follows in his dad’s footsteps
Cameron, 8, scales up interest after medal success
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