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Completed Monogram 1/48 USN PBJ1-J Mitchell build with my grandson Ezra

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Completed Monogram 1/48 USN PBJ1-J Mitchell build with my grandson Ezra
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:30 AM

To my fellow forum members,

          What Ezra and I will be building is a gift from Eagles90.  A while back, my son purchased a Revell Mitchell kit.  It was missing several main components.  Eagle90 was nice enough to provide not just the Monogram kit, he also sent a Hasegawa 1/72 N1K2-J George Kit for Master Ezra. 

As always, photos to follow with detailed WIP!  Thank you FSM Forum Members for your support.  It means a great deal to Ezra and I as he’s a ham.  He’s always asking to see photos of himself building kits.  Lol!

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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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:33 AM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

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

 

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  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:20 AM
What a forum group!
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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:53 AM

I'm ready to watch another B-25 build with Toshi and Ezra.Big Smile

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:26 AM

Should be good, Toshi!

Have you thought about HK models' B-25 Mitchell in 1/32?

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:09 AM

scottrc

I'm ready to watch another B-25 build with Toshi and Ezra.Big Smile

 

I’ll too am ready for this build and of course so will Young and Enthusiastic Ezra!

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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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:10 AM

mawright20
What a forum group!
 

It‘s definately the truth sir!

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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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:12 AM

snapdragonxxx

Should be good, Toshi!

Have you thought about HK models' B-25 Mitchell in 1/32?

 

Yes, I’ve seen the offerings from HK Models.  Impressive to say the least.

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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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:23 AM

Oh very cool, a real classic kit there!!! 

And three cheers for Bobby! Thanks for helping out there. 

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

 

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:37 AM

Gamera

Oh very cool, a real classic kit there!!! 

And three cheers for Bobby! Thanks for helping out there. 

 

Very much so.  Thanks for stopping by.

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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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:40 PM

WOW!!! Right out of one an right into another fantastic build to watch. Looking forward to this one Toshi.

 

 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, April 25, 2019 3:43 PM

mustang1989

WOW!!! Right out of one an right into another fantastic build to watch. Looking forward to this one Toshi.

 

 

Thank you mustang1989!  Ezra and I look forward in sharing our builds with everyone.

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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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:58 PM

This is a nice classic kit. I’m sure you will enjoy the build! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, April 26, 2019 8:24 AM

Mopar Madness

This is a nice classic kit. I’m sure you will enjoy the build! 

 

Yes, we will!

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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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:19 PM

The top empty fueselauge is the original older kit of which has a almost metallic sheen.  The reissue kit has just a dull gray steel look.  Besides these differences, everything else seems identical at this point.  As usual, Ezra and I will continue to keep everyone up to date.

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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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:49 PM

Ahh!  Viola!!  The second sign of a differentiation.  First, styrene color.  Second, the older kit has electronic radio equipment with nice details.  Third, in some areas the reissue mold has less impression as I assume the molds are worn out like my Monogram Black Widow build compared to the Revell reissue.

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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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:51 PM

Weak impression (reissue) on the bottom.

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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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:59 AM

Monogram molds are really showing their age.  I built a 2009 re-issue of their SBD recently and most of the details were just little chunks and blobs.  I still had a 1967 issue I built over forty years ago and the same details are crisp.

The fit between the two kits is also noticable.  The old kit went well enough for the ten year old to make a nice model of it.  The 2009 version needs clamps, sanding, and a bunch of colorful language to make it go together.  

 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, April 28, 2019 5:54 PM

scottrc

Monogram molds are really showing their age.  I built a 2009 re-issue of their SBD recently and most of the details were just little chunks and blobs.  I still had a 1967 issue I built over forty years ago and the same details are crisp.

The fit between the two kits is also noticable.  The old kit went well enough for the ten year old to make a nice model of it.  The 2009 version needs clamps, sanding, and a bunch of colorful language to make it go together.  

 

 

 

Yes, I do see the difference and as I build the ”Old School” kit, there are decent fitted areas.  Some minor putty and of course the ubiquitous sanding of seams.  But nonetheless a great kit overall and once again, a big thank you to eagle90 for this kit!  And thanks to scottrc for always supporting my WIP!

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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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, April 29, 2019 8:22 AM

It's been a while since the last time I filled one of your builds, Toshi. And now you have an apprentice?

I've missed much!

How the heck are you, my friend?

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, April 29, 2019 9:55 AM

M. Brindos

It's been a while since the last time I filled one of your builds, Toshi. And now you have an apprentice?

I've missed much!

How the heck are you, my friend?

 

I’m doing just fantastic!  Life is good!  How are you my brother?  I am so excited to hear from you!!!  Recently, Mrs.Toshi‘s Brain started to swell again due to her removal of the tumor.  So she is doing chemo therapy now.  She has two more sessions and I’m hoping and praying that all goes well.  So far everything looks good so I’m very optimistic!  

Please take a look and take the time out to visit my and Ezra (My Padwan Learner) thread of the Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger.  I feel it came out really good and it got positive reviews from FSM Members.  I started to understand the blending of colors and how to handle the AB better. I still go back to the tutorial you did for me on my Abram‘s tank build.  The weathering on the Avenger build in my very humble opinion is really getting there.  I still need many more years to get to the level of having a build printed in FSM Magazine, but I did send photos in for a chance to have the Avenger posted in the digital FSM Forum‘s Gallery. 

As for my apprentice Padwan Learner Ezra, my grandson he started to ask me questions on my finished builds and was intrigued in all of the WWII and jet aircraft hanging on my wall of fame.  He’s going to be three years old in July.  All he asks is that why, why, and what’s that questions.  Lol!  He started with hand brush painting, using Tamiya Extra Thin Cement, and now he’s AB with my help.  He did build the Torpedo and AB it almost by himself on the Avenger build.  That lesson was cut sprue (Yes, he can use my Tamiya cutters), sand, glue, tape with frog tape and Tamiya tape, wait to get glue to cure, sand again, primer, then AB.  It came out very nicely.  Being only almost three his attention span is short.  So we watch cartoons on my iPad while building a kit.  It works out really well.  

As for myself, I’ve gotten ill a few times but was able to recover.  I’m still in therapy and taking pain medication.  I’m still in pain but am able to build kits and keep up with my grandson.  The shaking of my hands has gone away I think due to building kits.  It has helped me greatly.  Mrs. Toshi and I try to get out to movies and restraunt dates.  We’ve gone out with Ezra out to Ashtabula for visits with Mrs. Toshi’s older sister and have Ezra go exploring the forest and do a little fishing.  Trying to get Mrs. Toshi‘s mind off the Chemo Therapy is challenging but can be overcome.

Your Friend’s “The Toshi’s“

 

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

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

 

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, April 29, 2019 1:17 PM

A nice clean MM Zinc Green Chromate AB with Ezra.  I used my NEO TRN1 Pistol Grip AB.  It not only is comfortable but is easy for Ezra to hold it in his hand while I hold his hand and squeeze the trigger for the release of paint.  I’m teaching him the technique to use clean and even strokes.  For now, I adjust the amount of paint released.  I also purchased paint mask for the both of us.  I might let him use the Tamiya Weatherine System Kit.  I’ll put gloves and a mask on him and just let him go at it by himself.  That’ll be next up.  Weathering and utilizing a wash to take care of the interior.  Also now to detail.

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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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:20 AM

Here‘s where some work was done by me.  I did not include Master Ezra in this detail painting.  I will have him do a wash with the Tamiya Weatherin Kit.

Your friend’s, Toshi and Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

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

 

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 12:01 AM

Looking good Toshi! It's been a while (won't say how long but it could be measured in decades) since I built that kit (mine was a gun nose bird that either succumbed to enemy fire in the backyard or went in the trash when we moved, probably the former). Nice of Monogram to give you plenty of space between the cockpit and nose gear for a big ol' honkin piece of noseweight. I, like the rest of the guys and gals, look forward to more Ezra and Toshi adventures.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 12:22 AM

lewbud

Looking good Toshi! It's been a while (won't say how long but it could be measured in decades) since I built that kit (mine was a gun nose bird that either succumbed to enemy fire in the backyard or went in the trash when we moved, probably the former). Nice of Monogram to give you plenty of space between the cockpit and nose gear for a big ol' honkin piece of noseweight. I, like the rest of the guys and gals, look forward to more Ezra and Toshi adventures.

 

Thank you lewbud!  I too built the Monogram B-25 (Gun Nose).  I built mines in the early-mid seventies.   That would be one of my first bombers.  As a kid, I remember going to Holiday Mart a local grocery store and looking at all of the Monogram and Revell kits!  How simple life was then.  

Your friend’s, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

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

 

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 2:55 AM

Here I have a wash and some Tamiya Weatherine System added to blend in some effects.

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, May 01, 2019 3:32 AM

I’ll sand some seams and fill in the very minimal gaps.  

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

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

 

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 4:15 AM

Looking good, Tosh! Interested in how you tackle the exterior paint job!

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 9:58 AM

snapdragonxxx

Looking good, Tosh! Interested in how you tackle the exterior paint job!

 

I‘ve been utilizing a can spray as a primer of what you see below.  Then I will add in the main color of which will or might be a Vallehjo Model color or a MM Olive Drab.  Thank you sir for stopping by asking a question of my builds.  I’m most humbled.

Your Friend‘s, Toshi and 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, May 01, 2019 1:12 PM

Here is the two halves together.  Now comes the Putty and sanding part.  

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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