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Completed Revell 1:48 Consolidated B-24D Liberator

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 1, 2016 3:32 AM

Shipwreck
Toshi, I just cannot keep up with your builds. I have to wonder if you ever stop building in order to eat and sleep! You are on a very fast learning curve and you turned out another good one with your B-24. Here is a thought for you. Earlier in the thread there are some photos of a B-24 in the field. Compare them to your finished model and your model looks like it is setting on a show-room floor. It probably did not look that good when it came off of the production line. It is fine if a show-room finish is what you want; but if you wish to add a little realism to your models you may want to get a little weathering under your belt.
 

Thank you for the tip sir.  I will definitely look into that.

Toshi

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

 

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Posted by Shipwreck on Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:45 PM
Toshi, I just cannot keep up with your builds. I have to wonder if you ever stop building in order to eat and sleep! You are on a very fast learning curve and you turned out another good one with your B-24. Here is a thought for you. Earlier in the thread there are some photos of a B-24 in the field. Compare them to your finished model and your model looks like it is setting on a show-room floor. It probably did not look that good when it came off of the production line. It is fine if a show-room finish is what you want; but if you wish to add a little realism to your models you may want to get a little weathering under your belt.

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Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

Monogram M48A2 Patton Tank

Revell 1/48 B-1B Lancer Prep & Reasearch

 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8:01 PM

the Baron

I just got to see the photos tonight, Toshi, and that's a great finish!  I like your weathering and the fading.  Well done!

 

Thank you the Baron.  I appreciate you following my builds for 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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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 7:56 PM

I just got to see the photos tonight, Toshi, and that's a great finish!  I like your weathering and the fading.  Well done!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:59 AM

plasticjunkie

Looks good from here Toshi. I like those markings. Beer

 

Thank you PlasticJunkie.  Also thanks for the visit.

Toshi

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

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:51 AM

Looks good from here Toshi. I like those markings. Beer

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:41 AM

lawdog114
It's been a year already? Time flies when we're having fun. Indeed modeling is the ultimate stress release (unless your building the SH Blackburn Roc....lol). Thanks for sharing your work with us. .
 

Oh no.  I want to thank you and FSM forum members for all of your support in my builds.  That has been instrumental in my 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

 

 

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, March 17, 2016 2:52 AM
It's been a year already? Time flies when we're having fun. Indeed modeling is the ultimate stress release (unless your building the SH Blackburn Roc....lol). Thanks for sharing your work with us. .

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:34 PM

Hunter

Toshi - 

Well Done Sir! Your builds keep getting better and better. Before long we'll be seeing you featured in FSM. Great job Toshi!

 

Thank you Hunter.  Also thank you for the support in my projects!

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 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:32 PM

patrick206

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 

 

Thank you sir for the kind words!  I will continue to post my builds and read all replies, this is the only way I can learn from such great FSM forum members such as yourself!  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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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:29 PM

JohnnyK

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

 

Thank you JohnnyK.  I am inspired by your NMF build, that's fantastic work sir.  Also, thank you for visiting my 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

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:25 PM

M. Brindos

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.  ;)

 

LOL!  Yes, it looks like it belongs hanging from the ceiling next to the tank!  LOL.  In all seriousness, the Liberator was placed on the ceiling today to hang with the rest of my collection.  

There are several Vietnam and Iraqi war veterans at the local VFW.  I'm donating both my tanks (Bulldog and the M1-A1 Abrams) for display at the VFW In honor of them and those that gave up their lives for us.  

Thank you very much for your support, read, and replies, it means so much to me.

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 Toshi on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:19 PM

Bish

 

 
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.

 

Thank you Bish, I really enjoy your support in my projects.  It means much to me!

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 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:17 PM

1943Mike

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

 

How was your visit to Death Valley?  I hope a well one.  Thank you for the compliments as well as the support you've given me!

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: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:16 PM

Toshi - 

Well Done Sir! Your builds keep getting better and better. Before long we'll be seeing you featured in FSM. Great job Toshi!

Hunter 

      

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    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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  • 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

 

 

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    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 4:10 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

 

 

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  • 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

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    January 2015
  • 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

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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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

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
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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    January 2003
  • 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

Retired and living the dream!

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    March 2010
  • From: MN
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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    December 2015
  • 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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  • 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

 

 

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  • 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
    November 2009
  • 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

 

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