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Completed Revell 1:48 Consolidated B-24D Liberator

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  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:46 PM

This is the progress made this afternoon, there's still a lot more work needed to be done but I'm happy with the direction this build is going.  

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: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 10, 2016 1:14 PM

Not messing about with this one, its going to be a beast, nice start.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Thursday, March 10, 2016 1:28 PM

One year already?  Time flies when your having funBig Smile

This is one of my most favorite kits that I have built a number of times in my life.  Round two should be fun for you too.

Colors?  Have you loooked at making it an Assembly Ship?  These were older models of B-24 and B-17 used to help the squadrons assemble into large formations and were painted some of craziest colors and schemes ever.  The B-24 is a good one because of its large, flat, and square features makes it easier to mask and paint stripes or polka dots.

Shep Pain's version of this model was an assembly ship as they were stripping the plane of its guns and overpainting it with the crazy polka dot paint job.

The B-24 has soo much potential.  I am waiting to see how far you go with this one Toshi.

Scott

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  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:40 PM

Great Job Toshi!  I'm currently woking on the Revell 1:48 B-17 and it's a monster.  I too have painting it in pieces because it's too big for my paint booth.  Plus I'm hoping that will help prevent me from having to do as much masking of all those little windows.  This one I'm trying to follow the pictures of it as much as possible for the weathering so we'll see how it turns out.  I also have the B-24 in my stash as well so I'll be following this build with interest

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:53 PM

Bish

Not messing about with this one, its going to be a beast, nice start.

 

Thanks Bish.  I had some minor issues with fit but, it just needs putty and sanding.  I was going to get crazy and start another kit to see if I can do 2 kits at once but I feel I'll be overwhelmed at that point and that's not what a hobby is suppose to do.  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

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:56 PM
Wow first post 20 hours ago. And you're already buttoning it all up. Great stuff

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 10, 2016 3:01 PM

scottrc

One year already?  Time flies when your having funBig Smile

This is one of my most favorite kits that I have built a number of times in my life.  Round two should be fun for you too.

Colors?  Have you loooked at making it an Assembly Ship?  These were older models of B-24 and B-17 used to help the squadrons assemble into large formations and were painted some of craziest colors and schemes ever.  The B-24 is a good one because of its large, flat, and square features makes it easier to mask and paint stripes or polka dots.

Shep Pain's version of this model was an assembly ship as they were stripping the plane of its guns and overpainting it with the crazy polka dot paint job.

The B-24 has soo much potential.  I am waiting to see how far you go with this one Toshi.

Scott

 

Yes, it's been one wonderful year and I hope many more to come.  This is fun to do as I can remember where mistakes were made from build number 1.  With this 2nd Liberator, I don't think I'll get crazy with the paint scheme like you so described.

I fondly remember as a child the white and polka dot B-24.  Thank you for the memory as well as the information regarding lead aircraft.

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 3:04 PM

Greatmaker

Great Job Toshi!  I'm currently woking on the Revell 1:48 B-17 and it's a monster.  I too have painting it in pieces because it's too big for my paint booth.  Plus I'm hoping that will help prevent me from having to do as much masking of all those little windows.  This one I'm trying to follow the pictures of it as much as possible for the weathering so we'll see how it turns out.  I also have the B-24 in my stash as well so I'll be following this build with interest

 

Thank you sir.  The Revell B-17 is a fun kit, I made the visible B-17 and had a great time with that.  I loaded the entire interior with PE.  With this build, I'll just do a OOB.  I'd love to see your B-17 project.  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

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 10, 2016 3:06 PM

tempestjohnny
Wow first post 20 hours ago. And you're already buttoning it all up. Great stuff
 

LOL!  I started this build last week but did not post the build until the other day.  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

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Thursday, March 10, 2016 5:33 PM
Toshi, at your build rate I am likely about 20 kits behind.

Marc  

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  • From: Cavite, Philippines
Posted by allan on Thursday, March 10, 2016 7:36 PM

I had initially thought of browsing and backreading the forums to check the number of kits you finished in that one year.  But then I thought, why put myself to shame?  lol!!

 

Looks like the bigger the plane, the faster you get at it, Toshi! 

No bucks, no Buck Rogers

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  • From: West Chester,Ohio
Posted by roger_wilco on Thursday, March 10, 2016 7:41 PM
Happy Anniversary Toshi! Your presence on the forum has made it a richer place to visit. Looking forward to seeing your progress on this bird once again.

"Build what YOU want, the way YOU want, and above all have fun!" - RIP Modeler Al. 

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, March 10, 2016 9:25 PM

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, March 11, 2016 4:19 AM

To Allan,

LOL!  The bigger they are the harder to fall.  This kit is a older mold hence, lots of gaps with off centered seams.  This project is taking longer than you think.  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

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, March 11, 2016 4:24 AM

roger_wilco
Happy Anniversary Toshi! Your presence on the forum has made it a richer place to visit. Looking forward to seeing your progress on this bird once again.
 

Thank you roger_wilco.  It is my pleasure and honor to be able to be a part of this forum.  Thank you for always for the read and replies my friend!

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 Friday, March 11, 2016 4:30 AM

ikar01

I don't know what markings you plan to use, but here's a couple ideas for a paint job:

Never have figured out how the gunner could see what to shoot but you know he had to be glad he put that armor there.

You could always make the next one a transport:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for taking the time out and posting these photos for me and fellow members to view.  This gives me more ideas with this B-24D build.  I learned a lot from these photos. Thank you for the read, reply, and posts.  

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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    January 2016
Posted by suomi39 on Friday, March 11, 2016 10:23 AM

Looking forward to this one as well Toshi. Interior looks great. 

The sheer scale of these big heavies always blows me away. They are so complex and formidable and at the same time fragile and treated in use as darn near disposable -- to say nothing of the crews. 

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Friday, March 11, 2016 11:41 AM

Hey Toshi - 

Coming along nicely sir, I am amazed at how well you do and how quickly you build these kits. Bravo sir she is looking great and I'll be watching. Enjoy!

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, March 11, 2016 11:45 AM

Congratulations on your anniversary here in the forum, Toshi!  And great choice for your anniversary build!  This is a great kit, yes, even if it is older, and may need some work.  I have two in my stash, one for conversion to an LB-40 for General Tinker's airplane at the end of the Battle of Midway.

When I was a kid, I built the -J, twice, and I always wondered why they didn't do the -D first.  I had read about Ploesti, and I wanted to build one of those Liberators.  But the -D kit wasn't around, in our stores, so I never knew about it.

I will follow your build with interest!

Oh, and some kit trivia--Monogram engineered it so that you could remove the wings easily for transport.  If you get a good pop, there's almost no seam, with the wings installed.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by richs26 on Friday, March 11, 2016 1:22 PM

Baron, for a LB-30 conversion, you will need two sets of PBY cowlings, and the Martin turret from a B-26.  Or you can cast them.  I have been slowly working on a 1/72 Academy LB-30 conversion when I discovered that Magna Models has a conversion kit.  I am just waiting on Hannants to restock. The US LB-30 didn't use the British hoola-hoop mount for twin .50's in the tail.  They used twin .50's on a single post mount. 

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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    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, March 11, 2016 6:03 PM

suomi39

Looking forward to this one as well Toshi. Interior looks great. 

The sheer scale of these big heavies always blows me away. They are so complex and formidable and at the same time fragile and treated in use as darn near disposable -- to say nothing of the crews. 

 

Thanks suomi39.  I know, it's such a gargantuan yet, as you explain the fragile and devastating lost of life.

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 Friday, March 11, 2016 6:04 PM

Hunter

Hey Toshi - 

Coming along nicely sir, I am amazed at how well you do and how quickly you build these kits. Bravo sir she is looking great and I'll be watching. Enjoy!

 

Thank you Hunter.  I just have too much time on my hands.  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 Friday, March 11, 2016 6:07 PM

the Baron

Congratulations on your anniversary here in the forum, Toshi!  And great choice for your anniversary build!  This is a great kit, yes, even if it is older, and may need some work.  I have two in my stash, one for conversion to an LB-40 for General Tinker's airplane at the end of the Battle of Midway.

When I was a kid, I built the -J, twice, and I always wondered why they didn't do the -D first.  I had read about Ploesti, and I wanted to build one of those Liberators.  But the -D kit wasn't around, in our stores, so I never knew about it.

I will follow your build with interest!

Oh, and some kit trivia--Monogram engineered it so that you could remove the wings easily for transport.  If you get a good pop, there's almost no seam, with the wings installed.

 

Thank you the Baron.  It's my pleasure to be a forum member of FSM.  Thank you for the trivia!  That is very interesting, I would have never guess.

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 Friday, March 11, 2016 9:45 PM

Today was a myriad day of doctor appointments.  After my last appointment, Mrs. Toshi and I went out to a dinner date at a steak house called The Brown Derby just to get out as the weather here in NE Ohio is just fantastic.  A little chilly for me but to feel the sunshine was enough to make my day a wonderful day.

During dinner, all we did was reminisce the last 20 years together.  Have you ever done that?  Sometimes it's a great way to see the direction your life is progressing.  Ours was a up and down roller coaster ride, coming from Honolulu, Hawaii and ending up some 6 to 7 thousand miles away from home here in NE Ohio.  Streetsboro is now our Ohana or family.  Let me be the first to tell you in that this was the biggest, baddest, and most exciting ride of our time together.

I'll do it all over again with Mrs. Toshi at my side.  After dinner we both found that we were the most valuable asset to each other.  More valuable than all the gold, precious gems, and money in the world.  Just spending time with your love one is priceless.  

Once home, I tucked Mrs. Toshi into bed (She was really tired today) and I did a little bit of model kit production.  As you can see below, this evenings project required AB a few wings and some detailed hand painting.  Next up is the fuesalage, then the assembly of the venerable Consolidated B-24D!  Once again, I can't thank you all enough for the support you've given me as well as all these read and replies.  I've learned so much and look forward to another year.

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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    January 2015
  • From: Indiana USA
Posted by BlackTulip109 on Saturday, March 12, 2016 8:12 PM

Dear Toshi:

Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I must say mental attitude plays a tremendous role in our overall recovery of the many mental and physical assaults our body endures throughout our lives.

What also plays a role are those wonderful people who surround us with encouragement and care. In your case "the wonderful Mrs. Toshi".

In addition our activites we engage in play a role. be it physical, mental, creative, artistic, etc.

Model building is one of those wonderful hobbies that is so encompassing on so many levels. To have our minds engrossed in the creative process of constructing from unjoined  pieces of plastic into a 3-dimentional physical item such as an airplane requires so much of our mental attention and acumen. THinking on so many levels and the joy and pleasure of accomplishment releases the necessary "endorphins" from our brains that help us to heal.

Thank you for sharing your journey with us on this Forum I think it very brave of you Through that journey and the sharing of your life and love of this hobby as well as the sharing of the skills you pocess you have "healed thyself".

I truly am happy for you and hope you continue and carry on with this journey of sharing with us.

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    September 2005
  • From: North Pole, Alaska
Posted by richs26 on Saturday, March 12, 2016 8:44 PM

Great job on your builds.  I just wanted to warn you that the RM B-24D has one flaw in the kit.  The D's through the G's, and some J models IIRC, had upward folding nose gear doors.  This kit follows the H and J practice of downward folding doors which is wrong.

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
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, March 13, 2016 6:20 AM

BlackTulip109

Dear Toshi:

Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I must say mental attitude plays a tremendous role in our overall recovery of the many mental and physical assaults our body endures throughout our lives.

What also plays a role are those wonderful people who surround us with encouragement and care. In your case "the wonderful Mrs. Toshi".

In addition our activites we engage in play a role. be it physical, mental, creative, artistic, etc.

Model building is one of those wonderful hobbies that is so encompassing on so many levels. To have our minds engrossed in the creative process of constructing from unjoined  pieces of plastic into a 3-dimentional physical item such as an airplane requires so much of our mental attention and acumen. THinking on so many levels and the joy and pleasure of accomplishment releases the necessary "endorphins" from our brains that help us to heal.

Thank you for sharing your journey with us on this Forum I think it very brave of you Through that journey and the sharing of your life and love of this hobby as well as the sharing of the skills you pocess you have "healed thyself".

I truly am happy for you and hope you continue and carry on with this journey of sharing with us.

 

Thank you sir!  It is with great respect and pleasure to be a FSM forum member, and be able to meet my fellow brothers and sisters.  At first sharing with members like you was not only a joy but I did it for cognitive reasons as well.  I still continue to do it when possible, the threads.  

With each letter typed, things are slowly making sense.  Now that I can comprehend what I write, I can't wait to post my progress here.  You have all made my day each and every week, one to look forward to.  As long as I can build, I will continue to share my life experience with you all.  

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 Sunday, March 13, 2016 6:24 AM

richs26

Great job on your builds.  I just wanted to warn you that the RM B-24D has one flaw in the kit.  The D's through the G's, and some J models IIRC, had upward folding nose gear doors.  This kit follows the H and J practice of downward folding doors which is wrong.

 

Thank you richs26!  Your wealth of knowledge is such an asset to me as well as forum members.  Thank you so much for the information, and thank you for the 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
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, March 13, 2016 6:57 AM

Here is what I've done last night.  Not much progress but the Revell 1:48 B-24D is so big, it takes awhile to assemble and most importantly paint!  I have never built a kit like this by taking into consideration its size and then to do it in sections.  It's a challenging yet fun build!

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 Sunday, March 13, 2016 6:59 AM

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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