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Completed Revell 1:48 Consolidated B-24D Liberator

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 13, 2016 7:21 AM

Coming pon nicely. I can certainly understand why you would want to paint it in sections. I did that on both my 72nd B-24's, so i can only imagine trying to handle that in 48th.

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: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, March 13, 2016 8:41 AM

Bish

Coming pon nicely. I can certainly understand why you would want to paint it in sections. I did that on both my 72nd B-24's, so i can only imagine trying to handle that in 48th.

 

Yes, the first B-24D I built, I sprayed the entire Liberator on newspaper in the living room.  Mrs. Toshi was on vacation that week.  LOL!  She didn't scold me at all.  As long as I didn't mess anything up.

It was FSM forum members that told me that doing this, will mess my living room up and not to mention how the chemicals can affect my health.  Back then I didn't use acrylics as I never heard of them.  I was assembling and painting my model kits with Testors Rattle Cans and hand brushing with Testors paint in those little square bottles.  

Thanks to you all, I have now a spray booth and 90% of my paint inventory is Vallejo and MM acrylics.  Vallejo being the majority of my inventory.  Today I'll be spraying MM clear gloss acrylic to seal the paint in and apply the decals and then some weathering with a final coat of MM flat acrylic clear spray.  Hopefully this works out on this build.  

Then it's off to my next build.  I have in my stash, a Kitty Hawk 1:32 Bronco and a Monogram 1:48 PBY Catalina.  Thanks for the visit Bish!

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: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, March 14, 2016 12:13 PM

richs26

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. 

 

 
Yep, I've got that all documented.  I have the Monogram PBY, and I'm going to make a mold of the cowling and engine mounts, and cast them in resin.
 
That's why it's still sitting in my stash, too Big Smile

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 14, 2016 12:23 PM

Big congradulations on your FSM forum anniversary Toshi!! Drinks

Looks good so far, here's to your B-24 being your biggest and best yet!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by 5-high on Monday, March 14, 2016 12:30 PM

Richs ..Baron 

I did the casting of the cowling and engines. .also I did the nesels too I too plan on doing the British navel version Propeller

5-high 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, March 14, 2016 12:35 PM

This was perfect timing for me.  It took me a couple of days to get things into this point of the assembly process, but it was well worth it.  Not only am I pleased with the direction this B-24D is progressing, on the day to take photos of which is today, the sun is out bright and shiny.  The last couple of days were warm yet overcast.  

I'm glad I waited to take the photos today as if the sun did not shine, I would have to rely on indoor photos lighted artificially.  The weather was so great that I even sprayed the Liberator in it's entirety outdoors.  In my humble opinion, I think it turned out decent and acceptable.  

The continued agenda for the Liberator will be to clean a few things up and paint the canopy glass as well as all other windows by hand.  I don't know what to expect.  I hope it turns out ok.  Here is what was done on this beautiful Monday afternoon.  Thank you forum members 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
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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, March 14, 2016 12:42 PM

Gamera

Big congradulations on your FSM forum anniversary Toshi!! Drinks

Looks good so far, here's to your B-24 being your biggest and best yet!!! 

 

Thank you so much, especially the kind remarks and support given to me by such a great modeler as yourself.  I am most honored.  Thank you!

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 Monday, March 14, 2016 12:48 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.

 

To Mr. the Baron,

I took your trivia to the next level and without any cement, I just popped the wings in and that was that.  The wings are so difficult to pop in, it would take a great amount of jiggling in order to take the wings off again!  But that's a good thing.  Again, thank you for the trivia!

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 BrandonK on Monday, March 14, 2016 1:17 PM

Amazing how fast you tossed that one together. Very nice, it looks great!!

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 14, 2016 1:36 PM

Looking really nice Toshi, and good choice of markings as well. I always enjoy seing Norfolk based aircraft.

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

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, March 14, 2016 8:37 PM

BrandonK

Amazing how fast you tossed that one together. Very nice, it looks great!!

BK

 

Thanks Brandon, I had fun building the Liberator!

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 Monday, March 14, 2016 8:39 PM

Bish

Looking really nice Toshi, and good choice of markings as well. I always enjoy seing Norfolk based aircraft.

 

Thank you sir, I figured you'd enjoy this Norfolk based Liberator build.

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 Monday, March 14, 2016 8:50 PM

Here is the completed Revell 1:48 Consolidated B-24D Liberator.  This build was based on the Fightn' Sam, B-24D-65-CO, 389th Bomb Group, 566th Bomb Squadron, Hethel, Norfolk, England, 1943-1944.  Thank you forum members for your support, I could not have completed this without everyone's 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

 

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, March 14, 2016 10:53 PM

Well done, Toshi!  That's a great build.

You should have placed her back on the first pavement (concrete) I assume to take some pictures.  That stuff looks just like sand.

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:22 AM

To GAF,

Placing the B-24D on concrete would have been my first choice but this is NE Ohio.  LOL!  We had a thunderstorm with several inches of rain.  This started a couple of hours after the outdoor photo shoot.  Now we are in for more rain and plummeting temps down to the 40's.  

In 24hrs.  I've seen it sunshine with temps in the 70's only to change into a thunder storm, hail, flurries, wet snow, and snow, all in one day.  LOL!  This is no joke.  I'm serious.  

Thank you sir for your support in my projects!  I am most humbly honored.

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
    December 2009
  • From: West Chester,Ohio
Posted by roger_wilco on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:56 AM
She looks fantastic Toshi! Wonderful job on a classic kit. I wanted to mention in early April there'll be a IPMS show in Dayton next to Wright Patterson AFB. If you get a chance to make down to it let me know.

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 7:36 AM

She turned out great Toshi! You even put the tail fins on right side up! (The 1/72nd Minicraft kit I built years ago show the tail fins upside down and I didn't check references assuming the instructions were right - and put mine on upside down..Sad

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:01 AM

roger_wilco
She looks fantastic Toshi! Wonderful job on a classic kit. I wanted to mention in early April there'll be a IPMS show in Dayton next to Wright Patterson AFB. If you get a chance to make down to it let me know.
 

Thank you my friend.  For such a classic kit, everything went well.  Fit and finish was not bad at all.  I just encountered one or two areas that needed TLC.  

I'd love to go!  I just don't know yet if I can make it that far.  I'll have to see Mrs. Toshi's schedule As well.  Thank you 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 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:04 AM

Gamera

She turned out great Toshi! You even put the tail fins on right side up! (The 1/72nd Minicraft kit I built years ago show the tail fins upside down and I didn't check references assuming the instructions were right - and put mine on upside down..Sad

 

Oh, well.  Sometimes the instructions can be incorrect at times.  For the majority of the time, the instructions are accurate.  Like you, I found out the hard way.  LOL!  Thank you for the visit 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

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:38 AM

Once again Tosh the bar has been raised.

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Posted by Nathan T on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 11:22 AM

Very Nice Toshi! It's been fun to see your painting and decalling skills get better with each build. Such a big project and you came through very nicely. Looks like the fit of the clear parts was pretty poor. One of this kits toughest spots to deal with.

 

 

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  • From: West of the rock and east of the hard place!
Posted by murph on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 11:41 AM

Have to echo the sentiments of many here, Toshi.  Fine build and your skills are improving with every build.  Funny how that happens! :)  As Nathan alluded to, poopy clear parts issues but otherwise, well done.

Mike

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Posted by 1943Mike on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1:23 PM

I was out of town for a few days (Death Valley NP) and knew that you'd have progressed considerably when I returned and viewed what was going on at Finescale. I didn't think you'd have finished it though - good work as usual - and with the speed of Hermes!

Mike

Mike

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

Hector Berlioz

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1:38 PM

Toshi
 
Bish

Looking really nice Toshi, and good choice of markings as well. I always enjoy seing Norfolk based aircraft.

 

 

 

Thank you sir, I figured you'd enjoy this Norfolk based Liberator build.

 

Toshi

 

I do inded, a great finish, really nice build. Just keeps getting better and better.

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: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1:45 PM

Nicely done, Toshi! I bet that looks good hanging next to your tank lol.

Your hand painting of those canopy frames is improving as well I see. Well done, my friend.  :)

You're not quite the ameture anymore. You are going places.  ;)

- Mike Brindos

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:10 PM

Great job Toshi!!!  I like that you painted the underside grey. Your model is a nice conrast to my NMF version.  The weathering is really nice. Job well done and keep up the good work.

JohnnyK

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:10 PM

templar1099

Once again Tosh the bar has been raised.

 

Thank you templar1099.  Also 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 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:12 PM

Hi, Toshi

Well, what's to be said, beyond what a remarkable job you made of the B-24. Everywhere I look I see attention to details and good craftsmanship.

You have made great advancements with skills and abilities. A modeler to improve this fast I have never seen, and you should be in the Guiness Record Book for speed building.

Thanks for all of the posts and photos, congratulations for your FSM anniversary.

Patrick 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:12 PM

Nathan T

Very Nice Toshi! It's been fun to see your painting and decalling skills get better with each build. Such a big project and you came through very nicely. Looks like the fit of the clear parts was pretty poor. One of this kits toughest spots to deal with.

 

Thank you Nathan T.  I so look up to your builds on your threads.  You do some amazing work!  Yes, the canopies were a challenge to deal with, I just made the best of the situation.  This is something I can personally work on to better my skills.  Thank you very much 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 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:16 PM

murph

Have to echo the sentiments of many here, Toshi.  Fine build and your skills are improving with every build.  Funny how that happens! :)  As Nathan alluded to, poopy clear parts issues but otherwise, well done.

Mike

 

Thank you so much murph.  On each build I try to do my best and move forward to the best of my abilities.  Yes, I must agree with you in that the clear parts are poopy at best.  This is something I can personally work on.  Thank you 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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