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COMPLETED Trumpeter 1/32 TBF -1C Avenger Torpedo Bomber build with Ezra my grandson

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COMPLETED Trumpeter 1/32 TBF -1C Avenger Torpedo Bomber build with Ezra my grandson
Posted by Tosh on Friday, March 22, 2019 12:27 AM

To my fellow Forum members,

           WOW!!!  I had to unfortunately shut down the B-25J Mitchell build.  Missing parts in a major way.  No propellers and no middle/rear bulkheads.  Plus I had no engines.  What else was missing, I swear I had no idea what hellish items would be missing and or doubled.  Lol.  And at this point, I didn’t want know.  I’ll start my next project which will be a Trumpeter 1/32 three man torpedo bomber.

I built this kit either last year or the year before and had such a great time doing so.  I’ll have photos to follow as always!

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, March 22, 2019 12:41 AM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, March 22, 2019 1:15 AM

Knowing your skills, you'll do justice to the"turkey".

If you need, I have pics of the Avenger in the Erickson collection.  But none of the office

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, March 22, 2019 6:09 AM

goldhammer

Knowing your skills, you'll do justice to the"turkey".

If you need, I have pics of the Avenger in the Erickson collection.  But none of the office

 

Thank you for the confidence in both Ezra and myself in building the “Turkey”.  Pictures of an Avenger from the Erickson collection would be most appreciated in anyway!  Thank you so very much goldhammer!     

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At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, March 22, 2019 6:34 AM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, March 22, 2019 6:58 AM

Looks like a huge kit 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by mawright20 on Friday, March 22, 2019 7:51 AM
Toshi, I've always been a fan of the big Avenger and look forward to watching this and hearing your play-by-play. When my two boys were playing indoor soccer, their team was called the Avengers. Their volunteer coach was a full time police officer in the next county. We built him a 1/72 TBF at the end of the season and his reaction was pure shock and appreciation.
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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, March 22, 2019 9:54 AM

Ah, the Avenger. One of my all time faves for sure. You have my attention. I will be lurking...

 

BK

 

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   Shelf of doom for now.....

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, March 22, 2019 11:35 AM

Toshi - What pics would be of the most help to you?

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, March 22, 2019 12:05 PM

goldhammer

Toshi - What pics would be of the most help to you?

 

The top view especially the turret area.

Thank you.  Your friend, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Friday, March 22, 2019 12:06 PM

BrandonK

Ah, the Avenger. One of my all time faves for sure. You have my attention. I will be lurking...

 

BK

 

 

Thanks BrandonK!

Your Friend, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, March 22, 2019 12:08 PM

crown r n7

Looks like a huge kit 

 

It’s a Monstrocity!  Lol!

Your friend, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, March 22, 2019 12:10 PM

mawright20
Toshi, I've always been a fan of the big Avenger and look forward to watching this and hearing your play-by-play. When my two boys were playing indoor soccer, their team was called the Avengers. Their volunteer coach was a full time police officer in the next county. We built him a 1/72 TBF at the end of the season and his reaction was pure shock and appreciation.
 

Me too, that mawright20 is a very cool story!

Your Friend, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, March 22, 2019 12:22 PM

hey at least the canopy should be ok to mask ....

 

 Nick.

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Posted by learmech on Friday, March 22, 2019 12:27 PM
Wow Toshi!!! you built this kit once already and are willing to tackle it a second time?! Your a Real man! ;>). I have this kit also and I really want to build it. Im not the fastest builder in the world (took me 4 months to build a 1/48 Eduard 109). I think this kit would take me up to a year to build. Your friend learmech
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Posted by Tosh on Friday, March 22, 2019 1:05 PM

learmech
Wow Toshi!!! you built this kit once already and are willing to tackle it a second time?! Your a Real man! ;>). I have this kit also and I really want to build it. Im not the fastest builder in the world (took me 4 months to build a 1/48 Eduard 109). I think this kit would take me up to a year to build. Your friend learmech
 

Or real stupid!  Lol! And that’s the key, to enjoy and build your kit at the speed that allows you to create the best quality finished product in the end!  And your builds are fantastic!

Your Friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, March 22, 2019 3:32 PM

Pics on the way.  Hoping they might help with details, at least a little.

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, March 22, 2019 9:12 PM

goldhammer

Pics on the way.  Hoping they might help with details, at least a little.

 

Thank you goldhammer for helping me with my Avenger build via photos, they are very helpfull!

Your Friend, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Friday, March 22, 2019 10:04 PM

Here is what was accomplished for today.  There are several small Items 

 

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At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:53 PM

Here are more photos of engine progress.

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, March 25, 2019 1:26 PM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, March 25, 2019 1:28 PM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

  • Member since
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Posted by Tosh on Monday, March 25, 2019 1:29 PM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 25, 2019 1:42 PM

Oh yeah......you'll be on this one for a while. HUGE parts count.  Good progress so far Toshi!

 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, March 25, 2019 5:03 PM

Oh yes, a total of four hundred and eighty nine parts!!!plus Eduard Photoetch engine parts.

Your friend, Toshi

mustang1989

Oh yeah......you'll be on this one for a while. HUGE parts count.  Good progress so far Toshi!

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:25 AM
Nice work Tosh. I need to drag my Turkey out one of these days.

 "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 Tosh on Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:43 AM

lawdog114
Nice work Tosh. I need to drag my Turkey out one of these days.
 

Thank you sir.  What scale and kit brand?

Your Friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:41 PM

Tosh

 

 
lawdog114
Nice work Tosh. I need to drag my Turkey out one of these days.
 

 

 

Thank you sir.  What scale and kit brand?

 

Your Friend, Toshi

 

I have the 1/48 Accurate Minitures kit with George Bush's markings in my stash.  It's supposed to be a fine kit.  One of these days......... 

 "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 Tosh on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 1:37 AM

lawdog114

 

 
Tosh

 

 
lawdog114
Nice work Tosh. I need to drag my Turkey out one of these days.
 

 

 

Thank you sir.  What scale and kit brand?

 

Your Friend, Toshi

 

 

 

I have the 1/48 Accurate Minitures kit with George Bush's markings in my stash.  It's supposed to be a fine kit.  One of these days......... 

 

Sounds like a great project!  

Your friend, Toshi & Ezra

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 1:43 AM

I used the Tamiya Weatherine kit on the engine then brushed some Vallejo black on it to give it a dirty oily look to it.

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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