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

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  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:14 PM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:03 AM

Wow, Toshi. You are making amazing progress and its looking amazing. Outstanding work sir. Keep up the good work. Tell Ezra he is doing fantastic too!

 

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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:54 PM

Bakster

Wow, Toshi. You are making amazing progress and its looking amazing. Outstanding work sir. Keep up the good work. Tell Ezra he is doing fantastic too!

 

Thank you for visiting and stopping by.  Your words are too kind!  I just told Ezra in that he’s doing a fantastic job and now Ezra feels he does need a nap.  Lol!  He feels like a big boy.

Your friend‘s, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, April 21, 2019 1:23 PM

Tosh

 I just told Ezra in that he’s doing a fantastic job and now Ezra feels he does need a nap.   

Yeah...model building is hard work. Good thinking to take a nap. I think I will take a nap too.

Yes

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:35 PM

Bakster

 

 
Tosh

 I just told Ezra in that he’s doing a fantastic job and now Ezra feels he does need a nap.   

 

 

Yeah...model building is hard work. Good thinking to take a nap. I think I will take a nap too.

 

Yes

 

 

Same here.  Lol!

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 21, 2019 5:56 PM

Bakster
I think I will take a nap too.

Then.......

Tosh
Same here. Lol!

....don't you guys dare start yawning next, you'll have the whole community doing it.

 

-Greg

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    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:10 PM

Yawn...

Oh, sorry.

Hehe.

 

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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:40 PM

We were able to spray on the gloss, add decals, then sprayed some flat coat on.  Here are the results.  

Your friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:00 PM

Tosh

We were able to spray on the gloss, add decals, then sprayed some flat coat on.  Here are the results.  

Your friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

 

Hey Toshi! It is no wonder why your Avenger turned out so nice. You have Spider-Man helping you! No fair. 

Wink

Hey, nice work! With the help of Spider-Man Ezra, you banged this plane out fast. Are you done with it? Any other details to do?

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, April 21, 2019 11:04 PM

 

 
Tosh

We were able to spray on the gloss, add decals, then sprayed some flat coat on.  Here are the results.  

Your friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

 

 

 

Hey Toshi! It is no wonder why your Avenger turned out so nice. You have Spider-Man helping you! No fair. 

 

Wink

Hey, nice work! With the help of Spider-Man Ezra, you banged this plane out fast. Are you done with it? Any other details to do?

 

[/quote]Lol!  Lol!  Yes, some days, he’s ”Spider-Man” and on other days he’s ”The Incredibles”!   Tomorrow we will be heading out to visit Mrs. Toshi’s older sister in Ashtabula, Ohio.  The usual wildlife, fishing, and etc.

Yes, there are several small detailed items that must be addressed from painting to installations! Or both.

Your friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Monday, April 22, 2019 3:51 AM

Looking really good Toshi!

I need a superhero with eyesight at the moment LOL

The Vallejo chipset accurate stuff really makes these birds look the real thing which is good for young people to learn from.

I have several builds on display in a cabinet at my old school which I change at odd times. With them goes a page giving all the details about the subject and the paint colours etc. It is a draw for the pupils and the history department love them as they are good reference material. Also combined with a visit from my real Panzers and some re-enactears for a living history weekend makes the WWII part of the national curriculum come to life. It is a huge resource for the school and as it is done at no cost to the local education authority and run by the re-enactors themselves out of their own pockets a huge saving for cash strapped schools.

Parents sign waivers (there are some real snowflakes around). The school playing field is turned into a large divided camp with space for the vehicles to run round, a couple of firing ranges (blanks) and the kids plus parents get a whole range of activities including foot drill, field cooking, firing weapons under strict supervision, access to vehicles with some adults learning to drive tanks and some of the children learning loading and firing drills and taking part in maintainance. First aid sessions, radio operations and all sorts of other activities are done and all under the eagle eyes of veterans. The kids and parents learn so much over a long weekend starting on a Thursday and ending Sunday.

Much fun, kids get educated in a way they will not forget and it is nice to give back.

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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, April 22, 2019 11:21 AM

Your colors are spot on Toshi. you and Spidy there are doing a great job!

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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:07 PM

Thank you snapdragonxxx!  He has great eyes as he will pick out things that I’ll miss.  “Papa, What’s dat”?  Lol!

That is an awesome story, it’s always important to give back.  Unfortunately in the US, we will have every other protestor out in droves especially with weapons and armoured vehicles running around on the field.  Lol!  It must make you feel really great displaying your work as a former alumni.  

Good for you!  Now it’s back to work to finish up the Avenger.  

Your friend‘s, Toshi & Ezra 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:17 PM

scottrc

Your colors are spot on Toshi. you and Spidy there are doing a great job!

 

Thank you and thanks to Vallejo Air Color Set.  Yes, he’s spidy one day, PJ Mask the next, and finally Paw Patrol or Avengers.  Lol!

Your Friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:25 PM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:32 PM

Nicely done.....you both can be pround of the build.  Keep it safe so you can hand it down when he is bigger.  For sure he will remember it all his life, along with building it with you.

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    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:40 PM

I agree very nicely done 

Nick

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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:11 PM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:22 PM

Thank you goldhammer!  I’ll definately will.  It’ll be our showpiece.  

Your friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:23 PM

Thank you crown r n7, your comment is greatly appreciated.

Your friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:53 PM

Toshi- you did beautiful work on this Avenger. All the way down to the corroded exhaust port! I have enjoyed this thread immensely. It was great to see images of Super Hero Ezra, too. This was a really fun build to watch. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Yes

 

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:05 PM

Excellent! Yes

Hey, that pic of Spidey-Ezra next to the model, above.......the airplane is almost as big as Ezra! Smile

-Greg

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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:46 PM

Bakster

Toshi- you did beautiful work on this Avenger. All the way down to the corroded exhaust port! I have enjoyed this thread immensely. It was great to see images of Super Hero Ezra, too. This was a really fun build to watch. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Yes

 

Thank you Bakster!  It was Ezra and I pleasure in doing so.  More to come.  Thank you for following along.

Your Friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:49 PM

Greg

Excellent! Yes

Hey, that pic of Spidey-Ezra next to the model, above.......the airplane is almost as big as Ezra! Smile

 

Well now Greg, I need to start taking a multi-vitamin.  He’s getting taller than I am!  Lol!

Your friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:05 AM

That is a superb build, Toshi. It makes me want to put down the Shinden and pick up the Wildcat, but I can't do that until I have done my due diligence and looked to see what is available on the AM scene For the cockpit, MG barrels etc.

After the Shinden I am starting my competition build for the other forum I am on and matching two kits together. The fit's kit is Amusing Hobbys gantry crane and I am matching that with RFM's cutaway Panther in a sort of  pairing up display rather than a diorama.

I do hope you will join in with those builds and they will have separate threads as I hope other members of the community Will join in. The more the merrier.

Come on over to the dark side for a build, Toshi and do as I do and split between the two. It is fun And it is amazing how many skills and techniques travel between them!

 

 

James

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:36 AM

Tosh, I agree with everyone. That is one dead sexy plane and Ezra and you have done a spledid job at building it up. Very nice work, Sirs.

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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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:27 PM

Holy Shmokes!!! You made some real progress with this bad boy Tosh and Ezra.

Looking very sharp indeed guys.

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:28 PM

 

snapdragonxxx

That is a superb build, Toshi. It makes me want to put down the Shinden and pick up the Wildcat, but I can't do that until I have done my due diligence and looked to see what is available on the AM scene For the cockpit, MG barrels etc.

After the Shinden I am starting my competition build for the other forum I am on and matching two kits together. The fit's kit is Amusing Hobbys gantry crane and I am matching that with RFM's cutaway Panther in a sort of  pairing up display rather than a diorama.

I do hope you will join in with those builds and they will have separate threads as I hope other members of the community Will join in. The more the merrier.

Come on over to the dark side for a build, Toshi and do as I do and split between the two. It is fun And it is amazing how many skills and techniques travel between them!

 

 

James

 

I’m positive in that no matter when you make your Trumpeter 1/32 Wildcat, it’ll be an awesome build.  I showed mines with the clear cowling, I rigged the engine up with wires.  I do like the see through models.  I shall move to the dark side but give me a little time.  Lol!  My TBI makes it difficult to jump back and forth as I tried that once and it was a difficult endevour for me. This is why I can’t do to kits ar once.

Thank you for the invite, I shall make due diligence.  Also your support for Ezra and my build is very much appreciative!

Your friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:37 PM

BrandonK

Tosh, I agree with everyone. That is one dead sexy plane and Ezra and you have done a spledid job at building it up. Very nice work, Sirs.

BK

 

Thank you BrandonK, your wonderful comment has humbled Ezra and I build.  We will continue with more!

Your Friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:38 PM

mustang1989

Holy Shmokes!!! You made some real progress with this bad boy Tosh and Ezra.

Looking very sharp indeed guys.

 

Thanks to Members like you we’ve both learned a lot!  Thank you for the kind words and support.

Your friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

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