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WIP Memorial Day Start Build Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-3 Wildcat Completed

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, June 08, 2018 1:13 AM

keavdog

Looking good Mr T!  Lots of nice detail.  I need to look into those weathering products.  I'm still scraping pastels with my exacto Big Smile

 

Thank you very much keavdog and thank you for the kind words and support.  It’s greatly appreciated!  I think IMHO that the Tamiya Weatherine Colorization System is a stroke of genius on Tamiya.  It’s a great little weathering set If it’s used carefully in the right hand as I’m still learning how to use them!  It also holds better than scrapped pastel, and mixes very well.

Your friend, Toshi

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, June 08, 2018 11:49 AM

Starboard Horizontal Stabilizar

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, June 08, 2018 8:42 PM

Here are the pin and the two PE’s needed to make the tail end movable.  The second photo below is of the front landing gear.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, June 08, 2018 9:00 PM

Tosh,mine has rubber tires,does yours?

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Posted by Rambo on Friday, June 08, 2018 9:53 PM
Looking good as always with your work Toshi

Clint

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:23 AM

philo426

Tosh,mine has rubber tires,does yours?

 

Yes, I too have rubber tires all around.  The tail end being the smallest I’ve ever seen.

Your friend, Toshi

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:26 AM

Rambo
Looking good as always with your work Toshi
 

Rambo, you are too kind with your words and you greatly humble me.  I thank you for the support in my projects!

Your friend, Toshi

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Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, June 09, 2018 1:10 PM

Having perused your pictures (and, with some difficulty, kept from focusing on "Open minded Russian ladies...") I think you're doing a bang up job on this kit.

I must admit that even 1/48 scale is becoming somewhat difficult for me with my on again/off again shakey hands and not as sharp as it used to be eyesight so I'm interested in 1/32 scale aircraft. It seems, however, that even though the model is larger, the amount of detail one has increases proportionately. That being said, I know that I'll enjoy following along with your build as I usually do and expect to glean little tidbits of information that will help me in my future builds.

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 Saturday, June 09, 2018 6:35 PM

1943Mike

Having perused your pictures (and, with some difficulty, kept from focusing on "Open minded Russian ladies...") I think you're doing a bang up job on this kit.

I must admit that even 1/48 scale is becoming somewhat difficult for me with my on again/off again shakey hands and not as sharp as it used to be eyesight so I'm interested in 1/32 scale aircraft. It seems, however, that even though the model is larger, the amount of detail one has increases proportionately. That being said, I know that I'll enjoy following along with your build as I usually do and expect to glean little tidbits of information that will help me in my future builds.

 

lol!  Thank you 1943Mike!  Your words are too kind especially about the “Open minded Russian ladies”.  lol!  Yes, even for my eyes, 1/48 is a tad too small to manipulate for me so when I can I try to stick to 1/32 Aircraft.  The details are much easier to see and deal with.  As you so correctly state above.  

I am most honored that you would support and glean any tidbits of info for your future builds.  Especially coming from a seasoned modeler and experienced one as that from you sir.  Thank you 1943Mike!  

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Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, June 10, 2018 7:43 AM

Your kit is looking good, Mr. Toshi.  I really like the office.  Just finished the Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 for the Midway GB, and that is honey of a kit.

Really like this stubby plane, so will definitely be following.  

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:32 AM

Yes,love the engineering of this kit!

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:09 AM

ManCityFan

Your kit is looking good, Mr. Toshi.  I really like the office.  Just finished the Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 for the Midway GB, and that is honey of a kit.

Really like this stubby plane, so will definitely be following.  

 

Thank you DMan your words are too kind sir!  The Tamiya F4F-4 is a beautiful kit.  I will Definately take a look at your build.  As always your builds are an inspiration.  Thank you for your support in my WIP DMan!

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:11 AM

philo426

Yes,love the engineering of this kit!

 

philo426, yes it is a marvel in it‘s Engineering!  Thank you for your support.

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:44 PM

The next four photos depicts the F4F-3 with its wings and tail assembled.  The engine and landing gear await in a plastic container for the Vallejo faded blue P.M.R. to arrive.  

I hope it arrives some time this week?  That way I can start priming and accenting the panel lines.  I’m going to display the gun bays open, I’m sure everyone on the Forums knows this by now.  lol!  Thank you all for your support as well as just for stopping by and taking a look!!!

Your friend, Toshi

  

 

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:57 PM

 BTW, by the way,

There are many areas that needs to be cleaned up at this time, and I will correct these issues in a timely manner.  Currently, my grandson will be spending the next two weeks with us and he is Mrs. Toshi’s and I love, joy, and priority at this time in our lives.  

So my bench time revolves around his schedule.  Which is an insane one at best!  lol!  So please forgive my odd building schedules and enjoy my WIP!

Your friend, Toshi

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:39 AM

Glad the pencil worked out for you, sir.  Looks great as you await the paint. You are way further along than I am.

As an aside, the 2 extra guns on the -4's were not really appreciated by pilots at first.....total loadout was the same number of rounds, but spread out over 6 guns instead of 4, so less per gun and less total firing time.

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:28 PM

goldhammer

Glad the pencil worked out for you, sir.  Looks great as you await the paint. You are way further along than I am.

As an aside, the 2 extra guns on the -4's were not really appreciated by pilots at first.....total loadout was the same number of rounds, but spread out over 6 guns instead of 4,so less per gun and less total firing time.

 

Thank you sir as well as your kind word‘s of wisdom.  

I had know idea about the two extra guns did not provide ”Less per gun and less total firing time”.  But that isssue I’m sure was corrected at some point?

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:41 PM

To my fellow forum members,

Here are some photos of a pre-prep of primer.  The primer is Tamiya Surace Primer.  I’ll then outline the lines with some black and add the coat of paint.

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:12 PM

Here are some photos of the primed Wildcat.

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, June 15, 2018 10:15 AM

Cool kitty there Toshi.

Are you planning to practice some pre-shading on it?

Scott

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 15, 2018 10:32 AM

Nice job Toshi- you're cruising right along! 

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

 

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, June 15, 2018 6:16 PM

scottrc

Cool kitty there Toshi.

Are you planning to practice some pre-shading on it?

Scott

 

Thank you scottrc!  Yes I am Definately going to attempt to utilize the pre-shading technique.  I’m not good at it so this is a good time to practice it.  scottrc, Thank you for supporting my builds, and helping me grow.

Your friend, Toshi

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, June 15, 2018 7:09 PM

Gamera

Nice job Toshi- you're cruising right along! 

 

Thank you very much Gamera. I’m trying to put time in during my grandsons nap time and sleep time so that gives me break from the bench every now and then.  lol!  Thank you Gamera for always supporting my builds it’s greatly appreciated!

Your friend, Toshi

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Posted by 7474 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 4:41 AM
Toshi I've been away for a while, but great job on the wildcat.
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Posted by Toshi on Monday, June 18, 2018 3:57 PM

 

 

 

7474
Toshi I've been away for a while, but great job on the wildcat.
 

Not a problem at all sir!  Thank you for the support in this build as well in this particular Trumpeter 1/32 Kit.  It means a great deal to me.

Your friend, Toshi

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, June 18, 2018 4:05 PM

Toshi, coming along.

I think the left aileron needs a little "love" though.

Pre-shading is pretty straightforward. The challenge is not to cover it up completely. Since your finish color is pretty light, it should look good.

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, June 18, 2018 6:53 PM

GMorrison

Toshi, coming along.

I think the left aileron needs a little "love" though.

Pre-shading is pretty straightforward. The challenge is not to cover it up completely. Since your finish color is pretty light, it should look good.

 

Thank you very much GMorrison.  Coming from such a esteemed colleague as you I’m most humbled and honored greatly.  As for the left aileron I will take care and give it a little “love” sir.  I understand your words on pre-shading and will not cover it up completely.  

The finnish color I chose was Vallejo Model Air 71.109 Faded P.R.U. (Prussian) Blue/M-485 Blue Gray. Thank you GMorrison for your support as well as the guidance you’ve given me over these last four years of my tenure here and I hope many more to come.  I’m most obliged!

Your friend, Toshi

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:20 PM
Coming along nicely Toshi...

 "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 Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:46 AM

Thank you lawdog114, next up I’ll pre-shade.

Your 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

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:13 PM

My grandson finally went home last night so I got some bench time in today. Here’s what’s been done thus far.  Top coat is Vallejo Model Air 71.109 Faded P.R.U. (Prussian) Blue M-485 Blue Gray that I got from the War Room.  The bottom coat is Vallejo Model Color 70.989 Sky Grey from Hobby Lobby.

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

 

 

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