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Academy 1/72 USN F-4J VF-84 Jolly Roger’s WIP. with my grandson Ezra

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Academy 1/72 USN F-4J VF-84 Jolly Roger’s WIP. with my grandson Ezra
Posted by Tosh on Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:51 PM

To my fellow FSM Forum members,

          About two to three years ago.  We were living in a bigger condo and I had a whole room to my self!  My football card’s, coin, stamp, and models were neatly placed in the room.  

Above me a clothes type line was going togethter from Wall to Wall.  I hung my planes above me, it was very cool to see.  One of my builds was a 1/32 Revell Phantom.  Next to my Phantom was a Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster and a Hobby Boss Black Widow. 

One day to my surprise, I heard a terrible crash only to fine my builds mentioned above.  Mrs. Toshi helped me to replace/purchase what was damaged.  Mrs. Toshi replaced my Black Widow and Lancaster.  For some reason we both forgot about the Phantom.  

Well as you can see below is a Acadamy Phantom.  I’ll do my best in completing this kit.  My grandson Ezra will be assisting me with this build.  Thank you FSM Forom Members for stopping by and following Ezra and my builds.

Your friend, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:52 PM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

Next up,

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Trumpeter 1/32 TBF -1C Avenger

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:58 PM

I'm sure this Phantom with outshine the one that had the accident, Toshi.

Have fun with it, and I'll look forward to watching.

-Greg

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Saturday, February 23, 2019 1:17 PM

Greg

I'm sure this Phantom with outshine the one that had the accident, Toshi.

Have fun with it, and I'll look forward to watching.

 

Yes, with my little helper, I’ll be fine!  Thank you Greg for always watching my back and visiting my builds.

Your friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, February 24, 2019 6:18 AM

I had a Lindberg Graf Zeppelin hanging from a light fixture in my den.  One day that came crashing down!  Never rebuilt it.  I ended up building an Akron- smaller scale but at least it could sit on one of my model display shelves.  The Graf was nice, but really just too big.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, February 24, 2019 7:20 AM

Don Stauffer

I had a Lindberg Graf Zeppelin hanging from a light fixture in my den.  One day that came crashing down!  Never rebuilt it.  I ended up building an Akron- smaller scale but at least it could sit on one of my model display shelves.  The Graf was nice, but really just too big.

 

 

That“s too bad sir.  At the very least, like myself you were able to replace your Zepplin.  Albiet in a smaller scale.  I do wish to get the Revell 1/32 Phantom back but that has to happen when we move to a bigger place.  Thank you Mr. Stauffer for sharing your story with myself and fellow FSM Members.  I greatly appreciated.

Your Friend, Toshi and Ezra

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

Next up,

Revell 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

Trumpeter 1/32 TBF -1C Avenger

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, February 24, 2019 8:40 AM

Tosh

 

 
Don Stauffer

I had a Lindberg Graf Zeppelin hanging from a light fixture in my den.  One day that came crashing down!  Never rebuilt it.  I ended up building an Akron- smaller scale but at least it could sit on one of my model display shelves.  The Graf was nice, but really just too big.

 

 

 

 

That“s too bad sir.  At the very least, like myself you were able to replace your Zepplin.  Albiet in a smaller scale.  I do wish to get the Revell 1/32 Phantom back but that has to happen when we move to a bigger place.  Thank you Mr. Stauffer for sharing your story with myself and fellow FSM Members.  I greatly appreciated.

 

Your Friend, Toshi and Ezra

 

 

 

Here is where I’m at as far as this chilly but beautiful Sunday morning is concerned.  Everything just literally snaps into place of which is very cool for Ezra!  No glue is needed but just as a safety pre-caution, I add a few drops of Tamiya Extra Thin Cement.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, February 24, 2019 8:42 AM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

Next up,

Revell 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

Trumpeter 1/32 TBF -1C Avenger

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:31 AM

I have always been a fan of the Phantom!  Nice progress so far.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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In the hole: Who knows!  

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:41 AM

Looking good so far Toshi, nice work.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:07 AM

Mopar Madness

I have always been a fan of the Phantom!  Nice progress so far.

 

Yes, I too am a fan of this iconic plane.  It brings me back to my childhood.  Thanks for the memories!

Your friend, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:10 AM

Bish

Looking good so far Toshi, nice work.

 

Thank you Bish,  your presence is greatly appreciated.

Your friend, Toshi & Ezra 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:47 AM

Master Model Makers

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:54 AM

Here we are with my grandson!  We’re in the process of building the Phantom.  We take play breaks in between.  

Also what you see in the last photo is Mrs. Toshi holding Master Modeler Ezra in front of a table full of Live Blue Crabs in Chinatown.

We normally go to Chinatown once every four to six months to dine on delicious Dim Sum on Sunday’s at Li Wah on the corner of 30th and Payne Avenue On the East side of downtown Cleveland.  Then it’s off to some shopping at the Chinese grocery stores.

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:21 PM

We shop for green vegetables that are not available at the regular markets.  And some other items like Curry, Mochi, Calpico, Ramune, etc.

Your friend, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:29 PM

Food sounds great Toshi always looking for good Chinese food, options are few around here. Good to see you and your grandson working I hope he's teaching you a lot. Big Smile

Clint

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, February 24, 2019 1:46 PM

Rambo

Food sounds great Toshi always looking for good Chinese food, options are few around here. Good to see you and your grandson working I hope he's teaching you a lot. Big Smile

 

Oh, it’s so yummy!  I wish I could take the entire FSM Forum members for Dim Sum.  They actually had a gigantic king crab live in the tank.  It was $59.99 per pound.  Wow!  As for Ezra, he teaches me on a daily basis on modeling!  Lol!  Thank you Rambo for the visit.  Ezra and I are most humbled.

Your friend Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, February 24, 2019 5:24 PM

Some progress with the build

 

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Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:46 PM

Here I have a semi completed Phantom.  I finally got the rear landing gear assembly done.  It was an interesting challenge for me.

I did this part without the help of my very young Jedi by the name Ezra.  It was time for him to go to sleep.  Next up is the front landing gear.  Thank you for your pateince in this exciting build.

Your friend, Toshi & Ezra

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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Posted by TigerII on Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:54 PM

This F-4 is coming along nicely. Kudos to you & your grandson.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, February 25, 2019 1:22 AM

You are teaching him well my friend, he will remember these times.

 

As an aside, which Revell kit was it that got destroyed?

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, February 25, 2019 2:40 AM

TigerII

This F-4 is coming along nicely. Kudos to you & your grandson.

 

A thank you very much to you for stopping by TigerII!  We both appreciate your visit and comment to our thread.

Your Friend, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, February 25, 2019 3:07 AM

 Thank you very much goldhammer.  As you can see, here is a photo of the missing/destroyed Phantom:

 

 

 

 

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, February 25, 2019 3:43 AM

I have here the photos that represents the current Phantom build

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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  • From: Cincinnati, OH
Posted by DanR1967 on Monday, February 25, 2019 12:22 PM

That Tamiya Paint Stand is something that EVERY modeler should own!

Dan

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, February 25, 2019 5:39 PM

DanR1967

That Tamiya Paint Stand is something that EVERY modeler should own!

 

yes sir, I completely agree.  That was one of my first purchases!  Thank you for stopping by.

Your friend, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

Next up,

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Trumpeter 1/32 TBF -1C Avenger

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, February 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Boy you guy’s are breaking the sound  Barrier with that F4 !! Looking good too.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:51 AM

crown r n7

Boy you guy’s are breaking the sound  Barrier with that F4 !! Looking good too.

 

Thank you very much crown r n7 for taking the time out of your busy day to critique our build.

Your friends, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:46 AM

Good day Toshi.

Love seeing the pictures of you, Ezra, and Mrs. T.

Fun timesBig Smile

Scott

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 PM

scottrc

Good day Toshi.

Love seeing the pictures of you, Ezra, and Mrs. T.

Fun timesBig Smile

Scott

 

And a good day to you also scottrc!  To show and share our times to FSM Forum Members is an honor to do so.  I want also to thank the Moderators for allowing me to do so as well.

This evening, Ezra and I AB (Air Brushed) F-4J Phantom indoors.  Utilizing the portable fan system as it was way too cold outdoors we were able to AB with a Model Master Gray Primer 4680 then finish off the top coat with Flat Gull Gray 4763.  Ezra was extremely inpatient and wanted to AB more Lol!  I told him that we can AB some more tomorrow.  He was sad at first then everything was fine when I turned on “Paw Patrol”!  

 

Thank you,

Your friend Toshi and Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

Next up,

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