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  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
WIP 12/7/17 Revell 1/48 B-17G Flying Fortress
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:18 PM

Last night on 11/15/17, Mrs. Toshi really took care of my modeling needs.  She took me to Hobby Lobby and got me this kit.  Then she also got me a set of brushes, some Model Master paints, and Tamiya Weatherine Master C set.

Then this beautiful woman with a heart of gold took me to Outback Steak House.  I had a Rib Eye Steak Rare and Mrs. Toshi got herself a medium well delicious oven roasted Prime Rib.  

Last week she ordered a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61.  This kit has been recommended by M. Brindos and Model Maniac!  I hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving Holiday!!!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:22 PM

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:24 PM

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:35 PM

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:16 PM

This is my previous build of a Monogram B-17G Visible Flying Fortress.

 

 

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    March, 2005
Posted by philo426 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:39 PM

Cool Toshi!should be a fun  kit to build! 

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:52 PM

 I'm still "plodding" along on the P-61 , and you get this beast ? Man I'm jealous !

I will be following along. I built one of these back in 1982 so it will be a "trip down memory lane" . Nice that it came with Sheps diorama booklet.

P.S.   I will be waiting to see some WIP pictures of that  Rib eye !

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:57 PM

Hey Toshi! I did the Chow Hound quite awhile back and it was a really fun kit. You'll have a good time building it! Lotsa seams to fill, get out the putty. I did miss a few. Have fun, always watching!

Max

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:28 PM

philo426

Cool Toshi!should be a fun  kit to build! 

 

Yes, I’m very excited to build this kit as it is a birthday present from Mrs. Toshi!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    March, 2005
Posted by philo426 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:48 PM

Yeah should ge a fun challenge! 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 17, 2017 2:56 AM

littletimmy

 I'm still "plodding" along on the P-61 , and you get this beast ? Man I'm jealous !

I will be following along. I built one of these back in 1982 so it will be a "trip down memory lane" . Nice that it came with Sheps diorama booklet.

P.S.   I will be waiting to see some WIP pictures of that  Rib eye !

 

lol!  Don’t be jealous, your P-61 Black Widow WIP will be better than the junk I made.  

I’ll definitely look forward to the WIP pics you will have.  As for; “This Beast”, it’s going to take a while as I must take Mrs. Toshi to Cleveland University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center for her Proton Radiation treatment daily.  

It‘s five days a week, for six weeks.  We’re half way there.  And she’s doing very well if you ask me.  She’s just loosing a lot of hair.  We’re both going to go bald soon.  lol! 

You’re a lucky kid back in 1982 to be able to afford one.  Back in 1976 I remember seeing these in College Pharmacy (Yes, back in the day pharmacies used to carry all kinds of stuff) a mom and pop runned store.

I used to drool over this kit wanting to build one.  lol!  Alas, I couldn’t afford one.  It cost twenty dollars back then. That was a lot of money in ‘76 for a model kit.  

I was impressed that they did include “Shep’s” ole insert diorama booklet in the kit.

littletimmy, thank you for following a long.  I’m most honored.  

Your friend, Toshi

P.S. You asked and you shall receive, this is a WIP of the kit and dinner of which was my birthday gift.  

Cheese Fries Onion Bloom

Mrs. Toshi’s Prime Rib dinner

 My Delmonico Rib Eye steak

 Mrs. Toshi’s dessert of Baked Caramel Cookie With Ice Cream

 My treat was a Fudge Brownies with Ice Cream  

 

 

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 17, 2017 4:05 AM

philo426

Cool Toshi!should be a fun  kit to build! 

 

Yes, this will be a fun build!  There will be lots of seams, then a ton of putty, and lots of sanding.  But that’s something I’m looking forward to.  As G Morrison stated; “If I adjust the joints during the glue curing process, I should be able to use less putty“.

philo426 thank you for your interest in my B-17G build.  I’ll do my best in creating a museum quality product.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 17, 2017 4:12 AM

Hodakamax

Hey Toshi! I did the Chow Hound quite awhile back and it was a really fun kit. You'll have a good time building it! Lotsa seams to fill, get out the putty. I did miss a few. Have fun, always watching!

Max

 

Oh that is really cool!  Chow Hound seems like a fun kit to build so this should be interesting at best.  I will get out the putty and I’m going to have some fun!  Thank’s Hodakamax for your interest and support in my builds.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 17, 2017 6:16 AM

philo426

Yeah should ge a fun challenge! 

 

I know it’s a challenge but I’ll take it.  Bring it on I say.  lol!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, November 17, 2017 10:08 AM

OOOO another cool project Toshi. Smile Burger

We seem to have the same tastes in modeling and your builds are always an inspiration to me . However at my slow pace I keep running way behind you and I'll never catch up. I'm doing one you built about 5 builds ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 17, 2017 10:51 AM

Jay Jay

OOOO another cool project Toshi. Smile Burger

We seem to have the same tastes in modeling and your builds are always an inspiration to me . However at my slow pace I keep running way behind you and I'll never catch up. I'm doing one you built about 5 builds ago.

 

Hi Uncle Jay Jay!  It’s definately a cool project as I’ve wanted this kit since 1977-1976.  My friends and I after Saturday morning cartoons used to meet at the locally run mom and pop pharmacy known as College Pharmacy.  They had candies and treats but more importantly a slew of models.  

We would save our yard cleaning monies and have enough to buy the very expensive Monogram 1/48 kits that sold for anywhere from $3.00-$4.00.  Remember those days Uncle Jay Jay?  One of my favorite kits was the Corsair with the foldable wings that I continuously broke.  lol!  

There was one kit that we used to ogle over for is this very kit.  The Monogram B-17G Flying Fortress.  How I wanted that kit so bad.  But it was just too expensive at or between $20.00-$25.00.  Plus my dad would of killed me if I came home from College Pharmacy With a model costing so much.

I’ve had a hint that we always have the same taste in models. But your words are too kind.  I‘ve seen your B-26 Marauder and that Build was stupendous.  May I ask, what build are you on now that I built five builds ago?

Your Nephew, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, November 17, 2017 12:35 PM

Dang nabbit Toshi, I have to work through lunch and then get teased by those pictures.

Of the model tooBig Smile  I'm hungry to build!

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    June, 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Friday, November 17, 2017 12:46 PM

Toshi

Last night on 11/15/17, Mrs. Toshi really took care of my modeling needs.  She took me to Hobby Lobby and got me this kit.  Then she also got me a set of brushes, some Model Master paints, and Tamiya Weatherine Master C set.

Then this beautiful woman with a heart of gold took me to Outback Steak House.  I had a Rib Eye Steak Rare and Mrs. Toshi got herself a medium well delicious oven roasted Prime Rib.  

Last week she ordered a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61.  This kit has been recommended by M. Brindos and Model Maniac!  I hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving Holiday!!!

Your friend, Toshi

 

 

Does she have any sisters who are single? You're a lucky guy! Looking forward to your build, as always. 

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    March, 2005
Posted by philo426 on Friday, November 17, 2017 2:04 PM

Yes!Toshis builds are top notch for sure!

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, November 17, 2017 2:16 PM

This will be a fun and easier build for you after the visable one last time. Since I just picked up the Academy 1/72 B-17E Pacific Theatre kit, will be watching to see what the differences are.  Interesting bit on Academy issue kit, includes decals for a Japanese captured bird.

Prime rib, your lifemate is a lady after my own heartEats

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  • From: Cincinnati, OH
Posted by Valkyrie on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:02 PM

Since you did the Invisable B-17 in natural metal finish, will you be doing this one in Olive Drab?  I have both kits and was thinking of doing the Invisable in OD and this kit in NM.  Regardless, I'll be looking forward to watching your progress.  Thanks for sharing!!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:19 PM

I built that one when it first came out and it builds up to a very nice model. I do not recall having any issues while building it. I had it for MANY years and finally sold it on Ebay about 15 years ago.

I wanted a B17 and B24 but in a smaller scale so I went with the new tooled 1/72 Revell Pro Modeler  B-17G (can also be done as an F variant) and Minicraft 1/72 B-24J. Both have excellent details and are a a bit smaller saving some display space.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:29 PM

scottrc

Dang nabbit Toshi, I have to work through lunch and then get teased by those pictures.

Of the model tooBig Smile  I'm hungry to build!

 

I‘ve been itching to get back to my bench for over a week now.  Me too, I have or has been hungry to build anything.  So when Mrs. Toshi ordered me a Tamiya Ki-61 via eBay, I was ecstatic.  The only problem was that it was coming from Japan!  Couple of weeks at best.  

Since Hobby Lobby was closer, and I’ve never made Revell/Monogram B-17G I figured this was the best kit for the present.  This will be definately fun!

Thanks scottrc for stopping by and checking in with me!  You’re the man!!!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:32 PM

UnwaryPaladin

 

 
Toshi

Last night on 11/15/17, Mrs. Toshi really took care of my modeling needs.  She took me to Hobby Lobby and got me this kit.  Then she also got me a set of brushes, some Model Master paints, and Tamiya Weatherine Master C set.

Then this beautiful woman with a heart of gold took me to Outback Steak House.  I had a Rib Eye Steak Rare and Mrs. Toshi got herself a medium well delicious oven roasted Prime Rib.  

Last week she ordered a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61.  This kit has been recommended by M. Brindos and Model Maniac!  I hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving Holiday!!!

Your friend, Toshi

 

 

 

 

Does she have any sisters who are single? You're a lucky guy! Looking forward to your build, as always. 

 

Yes, she actually does.  Her name is Tania.  Divorced with two adult kids.  Let me know, I can be the liaison for you.  lol!

P.S.  She lives in Hawaii so you can go there for a vacation and meet her.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:36 PM

philo426

Yes!Toshis builds are top notch for sure!

 

Thank you for such kind words sir!!!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:50 PM

goldhammer

This will be a fun and easier build for you after the visable one last time. Since I just picked up the Academy 1/72 B-17E Pacific Theatre kit, will be watching to see what the differences are.  Interesting bit on Academy issue kit, includes decals for a Japanese captured bird.

Prime rib, your lifemate is a lady after my own heartEats

 

Compared to the Visible, this will be an easier build.  The Visible B-17G had a complete interior Eduard PE system so that was full blown.  This will be an OOB build.  I didn’t know Academy made a 1/72 Flying Fortress, that sounds fun as Academy makes really good detailed kits.  Decals for a Captured Japanese B-17G sounds very cool!

Yes, it’s either Prime Rib or Filet Mignon Medallions.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:53 PM

Valkyrie

Since you did the Invisable B-17 in natural metal finish, will you be doing this one in Olive Drab?  I have both kits and was thinking of doing the Invisable in OD and this kit in NM.  Regardless, I'll be looking forward to watching your progress.  Thanks for sharing!!!

 

Yes, this build will be AB in Model Master Enamel OD.  It is my pleasure sir, I am most honored!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 PM

plasticjunkie

I built that one when it first came out and it builds up to a very nice model. I do not recall having any issues while building it. I had it for MANY years and finally sold it on Ebay about 15 years ago.

I wanted a B17 and B24 but in a smaller scale so I went with the new tooled 1/72 Revell Pro Modeler  B-17G (can also be done as an F variant) and Minicraft 1/72 B-24J. Both have excellent details and are a a bit smaller saving some display space.

 

Yes, this is such an amazing kit to build.  I built a WIP Minicraft 1/144 B-17 that was done in OD.  Now that was an interesting build as I’ve never done a 1/144 kit before!  I just hope this comes out in vision that I have for it.  Thank you for your support!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:17 AM

Hi Toshi!

Boy you are really churning out the kits! Keep up the great work that is so inspiring.  I remember College Pharmacy in the McCully area too.  It was this kind of dark, strange, cluttered  store with models in the window.  We liked it because they didn't add sales tax.  Their selection of kits was small, but good.

I bought the Monogram B-36 for fifteen bucks from them, which was like five weeks of allowance.  My arm was too short to go around the box, so it was a bear riding my bicycle back to Kaimuki with one hand on the handlebar and the other struggling to keep the big box from sliding out of my grip!

I never bought the B-17 until one showed up from an estate sale a few years ago.  It was the original issue box, and had the cool Shep Paine diorama sheet inside, plus what looks like a fresh decal sheet.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing your build!

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, November 18, 2017 5:56 AM

Real G

Hi Toshi!

Boy you are really churning out the kits! Keep up the great work that is so inspiring.  I remember College Pharmacy in the McCully area too.  It was this kind of dark, strange, cluttered  store with models in the window.  We liked it because they didn't add sales tax.  Their selection of kits was small, but good.

I bought the Monogram B-36 for fifteen bucks from them, which was like five weeks of allowance.  My arm was too short to go around the box, so it was a bear riding my bicycle back to Kaimuki with one hand on the handlebar and the other struggling to keep the big box from sliding out of my grip!

I never bought the B-17 until one showed up from an estate sale a few years ago.  It was the original issue box, and had the cool Shep Paine diorama sheet inside, plus what looks like a fresh decal sheet.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing your build!

 

Not as much as I used to.  I was a model making factory a few years ago.  lol!  Thank you for such kind words!  Wow, what a small world.  Yes, you described College Parmacy to the T.  Right next to College Pharmacy was my favorite Chinese Restaurant, McCully Chop Suey.  

Across the street was another Chinese Restaurant called Golden Duck.  I was  told by my Mrs. Toshi during her last visit that these places do not exist anymore.  Times change, places change, and people’s faces change but memories do not. 

I lived in the McCully area, we lived on Date street right next to Lunalilo Elementary School of which I attended.  My family lived on Date street for over thirty years.  I went to Washington Intermediate School and then it was off to McKinley High School.  You’re a lucky young man to be able to work and save enough money to by that B-36.  Not to mention that was a cool kit to build.  

Estate sales are always really neat.  You just never now what you’ll find in a place like that.  It seems like you scored a big one on the B-17G Flying Fortress on that purchase. Especially since it was an original.  Real G, I want to thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for such fond and joyous memories from back in the day.  Now I want to go back home.  I haven’t visited since 1999.  

Your friend (Bruddha), Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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