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Completed Revell 1:48 Consolidated B-24D Liberator

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Completed Revell 1:48 Consolidated B-24D Liberator
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:06 PM

To my fellow forum members,

This month is my very first 1 year anniversary as a member of this wonderful forum by FSM.  What makes this special is that it is this community that welcomes me as family.  From my very first build of which was a Monogram Blackwidow to my last build of which was a Kitty Hawk Airacobra, all I've been given by you all is nothing but knowledge, understanding, guidance, and support.  Thank you my brothers and sisters for your read and replies, I look forward to them with each build.

This is build number 40 for me.  Basically I've been building 3.33 models a month if my calculations are correct.  I didn't even realize such numbers.  Looking back, I had nothing short of meeting great people.  Never mind my builds, it is you that makes my day.  My builds started and continues to be my therapy and hopefully my road to recovery.  The most important and pertinent rule I learned here that I'll take to my grave is just to have fun.  

Why else would we hobbiests detail a model interior that will not be seen by anyone except yourself?  The sheer joy of it!  LOL!

Now on to my build.  I've built this very same model kit 9 months ago.  It now hangs in a young boys room of which I gave him.  He is Mrs. Toshi's friends son.  He ran to the den to see the myriads of kits displayed only for me to ask him, "Do you want one?  Pick anyone you want."  Hence a simple rebuild of a long ago, very fond memory.  

Toshi

 

 

 

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:15 PM

Happy anniversary form one rookie member to another keep building 

 

Nick.

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:16 PM

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:20 PM

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:27 PM

crown r n7

Happy anniversary form one rookie member to another keep building 

 

Thank you sir.  From one rookie to another, your B-52 is just awesome!  I love it.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:47 PM
Great start Toshi, I really like the weathering inside the Liberator

On my bench: Hasegawa 1/32 Fw190-F8 crash diorama

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Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 8:11 PM

Toshi - 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! And you are off to a great start on the Liberator. Wonderful detail on the interior. Will be watching your build as always.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by 1943Mike on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 8:14 PM

Toshi,

You are truly amazing sir. Your rapid and well-built kits are a delight to follow.

I have the same Monogram B-24 kit in my stash but, because I'm not home (I'm on my way to Death Valley for some sunshine, wildflower photography, and hiking a couple of canyons Big Smile) I can't just pop open the box and check to see what part it is - the instructions might not even tell me - but I'm very curious as to what a certain part you've painted light brown/tan is. I'll attach a screen shot of the picture you posted that has the part in question. Not knowing much about the aircraft yet - it'll be a while before I do any research on the Liberator's interior - I'm hoping you can tell me what it is.

Mike

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by 5-high on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 8:58 PM

just checked in toshi 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BUDDY Balloons Propeller...I'm in Kelowna mountain biking and saw your B 24 build ..I got it too in my stash  I'll be watching this every chance I get. .that is if I don't kill my self on these wicked trails .lol ha ha lol ..nah don't worry buddy I'm a pro ..been doing this stuff since I was 15.

keep up the great work 

5 high 

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Posted by richs26 on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:18 PM

For a look at an almost "unrestored" B-24D, go see the Strawberry B at the USAF Museum.  You can use the 360 degree interior view.  The bombbay is in yellow zinc chromate.

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

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Posted by richs26 on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:21 PM

1943Mike

Toshi,

You are truly amazing sir. Your rapid and well-built kits are a delight to follow.

I have the same Monogram B-24 kit in my stash but, because I'm not home (I'm on my way to Death Valley for some sunshine, wildflower photography, and hiking a couple of canyons Big Smile) I can't just pop open the box and check to see what part it is - the instructions might not even tell me - but I'm very curious as to what a certain part you've painted light brown/tan is. I'll attach a screen shot of the picture you posted that has the part in question. Not knowing much about the aircraft yet - it'll be a while before I do any research on the Liberator's interior - I'm hoping you can tell me what it is.

Mike

 

That is the waist gun wooden ammo box from which the ammo belts are fed to the gun.

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

  • Member since
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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:41 PM

silentbob33
Great start Toshi, I really like the weathering inside the Liberator
 

Thanks silentbob33.  I wasn't going to do any weathering.  I was going to do this build as a nice simple clean build.  Yesterday, I decided to just do some minor detail painting then it went from that and I kept adding and adding more detail until you see what is presented.  

I was just fooling around and killing sometime before Mrs. Toshi comes home from work.  Overall, I didn't expect it to look like it does now.  I was just enjoying the unusually warm and sunny weather here in NE Ohio.  It was a great day to be alive and well.

Thank you so much for the visit!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:42 PM

Thanks Rich!

 

Mike

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:47 PM

Hunter

Toshi - 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! And you are off to a great start on the Liberator. Wonderful detail on the interior. Will be watching your build as always.

 

Thank you Hunter, your presence is always welcomed.  All I did as far as the detail goes was to just highlight a few things and add other colors to tie in the fuselage as one big community.  

It kind of just flows if you know what I mean.  Thanks for the read, replies, and visit!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:50 PM

1943Mike

Toshi,

You are truly amazing sir. Your rapid and well-built kits are a delight to follow.

I have the same Monogram B-24 kit in my stash but, because I'm not home (I'm on my way to Death Valley for some sunshine, wildflower photography, and hiking a couple of canyons Big Smile) I can't just pop open the box and check to see what part it is - the instructions might not even tell me - but I'm very curious as to what a certain part you've painted light brown/tan is. I'll attach a screen shot of the picture you posted that has the part in question. Not knowing much about the aircraft yet - it'll be a while before I do any research on the Liberator's interior - I'm hoping you can tell me what it is.

Mike

 

Waist Gunners wooden ammunition box.  There's two on each side.  Thank you for always following my builds.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:55 PM

5-high

just checked in toshi 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BUDDY Balloons Propeller...I'm in Kelowna mountain biking and saw your B 24 build ..I got it too in my stash  I'll be watching this every chance I get. .that is if I don't kill my self on these wicked trails .lol ha ha lol ..nah don't worry buddy I'm a pro ..been doing this stuff since I was 15.

keep up the great work 

5 high 

 

Thank you 5-high, enjoy your time at Kelowna mountian biking.  Be safe and I hope to see a WIP MONOGRAM 1:48 B-24D Liberator from you!  I'll be one of the first to follow.  Thanks for the read and reply.

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:58 PM

richs26

For a look at an almost "unrestored" B-24D, go see the Strawberry B at the USAF Museum.  You can use the 360 degree interior view.  The bombbay is in yellow zinc chromate.

 

Thank you so much so for all this guidance you've given me, I will definately take a look at the 360 degree interior view.  Thank you for the read and reply.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 10:14 PM

Friend Toshi

The pleasure has been mine, your membership has brought many hours of solid enjoyment, as we watch your builds progress and your skills make such great advancements. In such a short time you have indeed become a really good model builder and painter, quite an accomplishment.

The attention and discipline needed to build and finish, really is of benefit to you as therapy in your recovery. It shows clearly in your models and your detailed writing. 

Thanks for sharing so much about your personal journey, and please keep the fine models coming. Big thanks to Mrs. Toshi as well, she is certainly a big part of your hobby and recovery. You struck gold when you found her.

Best regards

Patrick

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Posted by 40.mm on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 10:32 PM

Keep it up Toshi, i know full well that model building has helped me recover 

from a sickness that had me down for the count for a couple of years.

i just resently started building agine, trying to get back into the swing of things.

Your builds look great keep them coming !

 

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 11:25 PM

patrick206

Friend Toshi

The pleasure has been mine, your membership has brought many hours of solid enjoyment, as we watch your builds progress and your skills make such great advancements. In such a short time you have indeed become a really good model builder and painter, quite an accomplishment.

The attention and discipline needed to build and finish, really is of benefit to you as therapy in your recovery. It shows clearly in your models and your detailed writing. 

Thanks for sharing so much about your personal journey, and please keep the fine models coming. Big thanks to Mrs. Toshi as well, she is certainly a big part of your hobby and recovery. You struck gold when you found her.

Best regards

Patrick

 

It is also my pleasure to provide a step by step build and being able to share them with you brings up a conversation.  These conversations I cherish.  Thank you for the support sir!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 11:29 PM

40.mm

Keep it up Toshi, i know full well that model building has helped me recover 

from a sickness that had me down for the count for a couple of years.

i just resently started building agine, trying to get back into the swing of things.

Your builds look great keep them coming !

 

                     The Original Mike Oscar Juliet Oscar Outcast !

 

I see we both can relate to each others ailments.  Trying to build again gives you a sense of time and accomplishment this motivates us to move forward.  Thank you for your support.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, March 10, 2016 7:47 AM

Happy Anniversary Toshi,

I'm so glad you're here and using modeling as your therapy because it benefits us all through your excellent WIP's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:16 AM

ok so far so good what  camouflage od/gray or desert pink? 

 

Nick.

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:36 AM

Jay Jay

Happy Anniversary Toshi,

I'm so glad you're here and using modeling as your therapy because it benefits us all through your excellent WIP's.

 

 

Thank you Jay Jay.  It's my pleasure to do so as I learn so much from you and forum members alike.  

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:43 AM

crown r n7

ok so far so good what  camouflage od/gray or desert pink? 

 

Out of all the colors you mentioned, I wanted to do one not mentioned, NMF.  I can't find a photo of a B-24D in silver.  I know I can paint the Liberator purple as it's my build but I'm leaning towards the OD scheme and just build the "Fighting Sam" aircraft for a walk down memory lane.  We will have to just wait and see.  LOL!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 10, 2016 9:05 AM

Here is is what was done last night.  I did a dry fit attachment of the wings to the fuesalage and it literally clicked together.  It almost needs no glue, but of course I will attach it as such with glue.  

The rest of my job today is putty and sanding, there's a lot TLC needed in this build but that's ok.  This time around I'm going to attempt to paint the Liberator in sections and then assemble the bomber.  Last year I assembled the B-24D whole and AB it in the living room.  That was not a good idea, I luckily did not ruin anything, and of course you members stepped in and described the hazards in doing so.  I learned my lesson then and continue to do so now.  Thank you everyone for you support, read, and replies.

Toshi

 

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, March 10, 2016 9:07 AM

Nice to see a bomber come up in your rapid fire builds. I have this kit also, but it's not slated for assembly any time soon. I'll be watching as usual.

BK

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, March 10, 2016 9:43 AM

It seems that kit has gotten more popular after the movie "Unbroken".  Glad to see you are re-adding her to the lineup after the generous gifting of the previous bird.

 

Save the trying out a NMF for a smaller project to get your feet wet on that.  Though I have no doubts at all you could pull off a first time attempt on a kit the size of this one.Bow Down

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:56 AM

BrandonK

Nice to see a bomber come up in your rapid fire builds. I have this kit also, but it's not slated for assembly any time soon. I'll be watching as usual.

BK

 

Yes, I normally stick to the smaller single engine aircraft.  Mrs. Toshi got this for me since she knew I had donated my original B-24D.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 10, 2016 11:00 AM

goldhammer

It seems that kit has gotten more popular after the movie "Unbroken".  Glad to see you are re-adding her to the lineup after the generous gifting of the previous bird.

 

Save the trying out a NMF for a smaller project to get your feet wet on that.  Though I have no doubts at all you could pull off a first time attempt on a kit the size of this one.Bow Down

 

You should of seen the excitement on this young mans face while I took it down from the ceiling for him.  His parents were shocked And very thankful.  That's a great feeling to be able to make people happy.

I still am not sure of the paint scheme at this time.  I'm still thinking OD with a light grey underside.  I'll just wait and see how I feel.  Thanks for the visit!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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