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Completed Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress “Memphis Belle” 9/12/18

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  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:04 PM

Here are a few photos of “Memphis Belle”.  I originally started the fueselage and attached the wings.  Ezra my 2 year old grandson had access to my paint booth.  I forgot to secure the gate, he came through and was absolutely amazed by the AB!  So he held it in his hand and with my hand on the AB, we both painted the “Belle”.  Mind you, there was over spray and all kinds of issues occurring.  But that’s ok, I had a blast with him and watched his little mind imprint the “How to AB the “Memphis Belle”. 

A few days later, (After cleaning the overspray up) I was attaching the decals.  He came by and didn’t miss a beat and jumped in and was watching me work.  He did 2 decals and I stopped.  lol!  You can imagine the bent and ripped decals.  lol!  

The main thing is to have fun and enjoy the moment.  For those of you that know excuse me, Mrs. Toshi had a brain tumor removed last year.  We were told there was another mass in her brain.  You see, I’ll always remember building this kit with him as I was within the moment.  I cherish each day I have Mrs. Toshi.  And that’s how it should be.  

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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    October, 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:29 PM

Another great build, Toshi! Still a blow to my psyche that your 2 yr old grandson has better modelling skills than I do.

But seriously, to echo everyone else on this forum, my thoughts are with Mrs. Toshi, your family, and you. Stay Strong and Positive, my friend.

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:53 PM

Best wishes to you and your wife, Toshi.  I have a 2 year old grandson that wants all my models, we fly hand toss gliders a lot.  His older sister builds airplanes with me sometimes, she's five. 

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:57 PM
Another great build Toshi every build is like a time capsule I can look at all my builds and remember something that was going on in my life during each build. Funny how are minds work like that.

Clint

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    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:45 AM

Another fine build in the log book, friend Toshi. Love reading about your grandson joining you in the hobby, better get him signed up on the forum.

Mrs. Toshi is in my thoughts, I do send my best wishes to your family. Hoping for a great result when the tests come back.

Patrick

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    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 13, 2018 2:36 AM

YesYes  That’s what modeling should be about!  If not, it’s just gluing stuff togerher.

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:34 AM
Knowing that your grandson helped with this will make it one of your most cherished displays.

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:46 PM

DasBeav

Another great build, Toshi! Still a blow to my psyche that your 2 yr old grandson has better modelling skills than I do.

But seriously, to echo everyone else on this forum, my thoughts are with Mrs. Toshi, your family, and you. Stay Strong and Positive, my friend.

 

lol!  I was shocked that he was able to do these things.  Of course his attention span was short at best.  lol!  Thank you for your kind words of my grandson.  He had a lot of help from “Papa”!  lol!  

Thank you for thinking of myself, my family, and Mrs. Toshi.

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

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:05 PM

jeaton01

Best wishes to you and your wife, Toshi.  I have a 2 year old grandson that wants all my models, we fly hand toss gliders a lot.  His older sister builds airplanes with me sometimes, she's five. 

 

Thank you sir, it’s greatly appreciated.  

Grandchildren are such a Blessing to have.  But I also need to go to the gym as I’m out of breath.  Keeping up with them really tires you out!  lol!  

That is very cool that your 2 year old wants all your builds but, that is fantastic that your granddaughter builds aircraft‘s with you.

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

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:16 PM

Rambo
Another great build Toshi every build is like a time capsule I can look at all my builds and remember something that was going on in my life during each build. Funny how are minds work like that.
 

Thank you Rambo!  I too see each build as a time capsule.  

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

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:50 PM

patrick206

Another fine build in the log book, friend Toshi. Love reading about your grandson joining you in the hobby, better get him signed up on the forum.

Mrs. Toshi is in my thoughts, I do send my best wishes to your family. Hoping for a great result when the tests come back.

Patrick

 

Thank you patrick206.  I enjoy telling little tid bits here and there of the build and life.  

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

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:19 PM

Real G

YesYes  That’s what modeling should be about!  If not, it’s just gluing stuff togerher.

 

Yes Real G. That’s exactly what modeling is.  To pass the skill, technique, and knowledge to the next generation of modelers.  

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

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:30 PM

tempestjohnny
Knowing that your grandson helped with this will make it one of your most cherished displays.
 

I will always have this model as a stand out!  Thank you tempestjohnny!!!

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

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Friday, September 14, 2018 1:24 PM

Your best build Toshi with your grandson. He may learn to cherish it as much as my first build with my father, which I still have displayed.  

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    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Friday, September 14, 2018 5:02 PM

Very nice model Toshi, and even nicer memories

In the queue: 1/48 Vultee Vengeance (RAAF), Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), P43 Lancer (RAAF), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b, Hellcat x2 (FAA)

 

Chris

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, September 14, 2018 8:54 PM

ChrisJH666

Very nice model Toshi, and even nicer memories

 

Thank you sir.  Your statement is correct, “Even nicer memories”.

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

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Friday, September 14, 2018 11:36 PM

Awesomeness Toshi,

Thank you!

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, September 15, 2018 5:39 AM

ridleusmc

Awesomeness Toshi,

Thank you!

 

No, Thank you sir for the read and reply!

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

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 16, 2018 8:46 PM

She looks cool Toshi, and awesome to hear your grandson is still helping out!!! Congrads!!!

Your family is still in my prayers.

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

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:04 PM

Well, You can claim Ezra’s torn decals as battle damage Wink 

Great looking Fortress and wishing you and Mrs. Toshi all the best.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, September 17, 2018 12:13 AM
Turned out great Toshi. My thoughts are with you and Mrs. Toshi. Your in my prayers.

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

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, September 17, 2018 1:14 PM

Gamera

She looks cool Toshi, and awesome to hear your grandson is still helping out!!! Congrads!!!

Your family is still in my prayers.

 

Thank you Gamera.  And thank you for keeping my family still in your prayers.

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

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, September 17, 2018 1:17 PM

plasticjunkie

Well, You can claim Ezra’s torn decals as battle damage Wink 

Great looking Fortress and wishing you and Mrs. Toshi all the best.

 

That‘s exactly what Mrs. Toshi said about the decals.  lol!  Thank you for the support.

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

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, September 17, 2018 1:18 PM

lawdog114
Turned out great Toshi. My thoughts are with you and Mrs. Toshi. Your in my prayers.
 

Thank you lawdog114.  And thank you for keeping the Toshi family in your thoughts and prayers.

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

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1:13 PM

Looks great my friend.  You did a fantastic job on the Belle!

 

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