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Completed Hasegawa 1/72 “George” a wonderful kit. Thank you for the kind words

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Completed Hasegawa 1/72 “George” a wonderful kit. Thank you for the kind words
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 6:24 PM

Thank you very much Forum Members. Here we have our next build, a gift from Eagles90 to Ezra.  

Thank you Eagles90, your the man! We both will start on the “George”.

  

  

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, May 09, 2019 2:57 AM

I’ve noticed that Ezra’s hands have difficulty in building this kit as everything is so small 1/72.

Even I cannot glue things together, with great difficulty as well.  So I’ll be taking over most of the build.  Ezra will have to be observing only.

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, May 09, 2019 3:47 AM

We finally assembled most of the plane yet, there’s still smaller work that needs to be done.  Thank you all for supporting Ezra and I! 

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, May 09, 2019 3:53 AM

 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, May 09, 2019 3:58 AM

I’ve finally got the fueselauge ready.  Ezra is very very excited.

 

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Thursday, May 09, 2019 4:11 AM

No stopping you now is there!!!

From your comments your comfort zone is 1/32... Like me!

Plenty to get your hands on, plenty to do and get you thinking about what to improve and how to do it.

I think you would love HK's Lancaster and I am sorry I could not secure one for you! My Dambuster kit is currently stuck in UK Customs, affectionately known as "Robbing B*****ds".

Trying to get stuff through them without getting stuck with import fees, taxes etc is a national pastime and hobby. Big boxes with low money declared is usually where things fall over! Sometimes they get through, sometimes not!

My Mk I Lancaster vanished in the postal system for about two weeks before turning up at UK Customs. They took 4 days to decide before slapping a charge on it which you have to pay the post office and they put a handling charge on the money too before delivery.

I took a very careful look at the package on delivery and it had been opened, the kit had been looked through and then all put back together carefully!

If I didn't know any better I suspect that there is a model builder working in UK Customs! If I hadn't been tracking and following the package and screaming into Parcelforce and Customs ears I suspect that it would have disappeared!

Anyway.... You will have finished this by Saturday! What's Next?

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, May 09, 2019 4:22 AM

snapdragonxxx

No stopping you now is there!!!

 

Lol, Lol!  We’re moving along just fine.  Thank you smapdragonxxx for supporting this build.

 

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Thursday, May 09, 2019 4:42 AM

you could try mask insignia on this as a learning process rather than the decals

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, May 09, 2019 10:26 AM

snapdragonxxx

you could try mask insignia on this as a learning process rather than the decals

 

Thank you snapdragonxxx, your read and replies are greatly appreciated.  I too have had my builds held at US Customs.  I have been very lucky, as they have never charged me.  My box though, has been looked through as the plastic seal was always missing.  

My items would be from Hong Kong or mainland China.  I have had my item once from UK.  Everything came to me in perfect condition.  I only exclusively utilized EBay.

As for the decal sheet, the decals are stuck on the paper and will not come off.  So I will look for masks for the “George”.  Thank you for the guidence.

Your friend’s, Toshi and Ezra 

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, May 10, 2019 10:15 AM

Here is Ezra utilizing small tweezers.  He’s going back home so I’ll try to finish this kit.  Ezra loves to build kits, he tries very hard!

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Friday, May 10, 2019 10:22 AM

Here you go

Might take a little time to come through but you can get several kits out of this in 1/72

https://shop.maketar.com/?product=172-japanese-hinomaru-roundels-copy

Thought I had already posted this! The Elastic band most have broken in the brain and the Hamster come of its wheel!

Go for the Kabuki option!

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, May 10, 2019 5:57 PM

snapdragonxxx

Here you go

Might take a little time to come through but you can get several kits out of this in 1/72

https://shop.maketar.com/?product=172-japanese-hinomaru-roundels-copy

Thought I had already posted this! The Elastic band most have broken in the brain and the Hamster come of its wheel!

Go for the Kabuki option!

 

I’m taking your advice and I ordered a sheet of Hinomaru from the link you gave me.  I set up a account for “Maketar”.  Can you help me step by step on how to use them?  I would greatly appreciated.  This is something I’ve never done.

Your Friend’s Toshi & Ezra 

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Saturday, May 11, 2019 3:54 AM

No problems, Toshi. Japanese insignia is probably the easiest to do.

while they are in the post, order some Vallejo Model air RAL 3000 Red. I forget the number at the moment.

Keep an eye on my shinden build as that is where I will put the insignia mask post.

Nearly forgot.... If you want to do the insignia with the white outer circle like I am going to do, then you want Insignia White too!

This method may take a little longer than decals, but technique wise is much simpler and once you learn the ins and outs looks fantastic!

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:36 AM

snapdragonxxx

No problems, Toshi. Japanese insignia is probably the easiest to do.

while they are in the post, order some Vallejo Model air RAL 3000 Red. I forget the number at the moment.

Keep an eye on my shinden build as that is where I will put the insignia mask post.

Nearly forgot.... If you want to do the insignia with the white outer circle like I am going to do, then you want Insignia White too!

This method may take a little longer than decals, but technique wise is much simpler and once you learn the ins and outs looks fantastic!

 

I can’t buy anything else currently, until my next BWC (Bureau of Workman’s Compensation) check arrives.  I’ve already purchased ahead of time; “Insignia Red” and “English Ivy Green” color’s a month ago, that matches very close to what I need to accomplish and finish this kit.  So I have to go with that for now.  As for you helping me with the “Hinomaru” masks, once again thank you for your help.  

This technique I’ve never tried, as I could get the decals to look almost like the real thing.  Now with your guidance of which I’m going to be indebted to you 10x’s over, I can make it the real thing with the masks.  I hope?  Lol!  I really hope I can make it look fantastic.

As you know by now, my grandson Ezra does uses the airbrush and loves to operate it.  That, I feel is where his strongest strength is and he shows that at this early age (He’ll be 3 in July)at a very intuitive dynamic.  The assembling part of the kit from the schematic drawing is too complicated at this time for him.  But when I am taking over the assembling parts, he builds with my tutelage and does a awesome job on it especially when he utilizes Tamiya Extra Thin Cement.  I’ll be finishing most of the assembly as Ezra has gone home.  He’ll come back on Tuesday.  I just can’t wait to here the words “Papa” from his mouth!

Once again sir (snapdragonxxx) I greatly appreciate your generosity.  I’m most humbled!  I’ll probably be working on the the kit after Mrs. Toshi wakes up as she just had her chemo therapy done yesterday, this procedure makes her very ill and tired.  That will be a “My day” or to correct myself, a “Mr. Toshi day”.  I’ll be watching “Predator vs Alien” and “Prometheus” while doing my “George” build.  Thank you for stopping by and giving Ezra and I the support needed!

Your friend’s, Toshi and Ezra

 

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:01 PM

Tosh
Ezra loves to build kits, he tries very hard!

This is such a cool thing. I tried to get my son, now 17 into models years ago and he just has no interest in building them. Perhaps when he's older he may, but for now I build alone. Cherish the time my friend, cherish it well.

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   Back on the bench.

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

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, May 11, 2019 4:19 PM

BrandonK

 

 
Tosh
Ezra loves to build kits, he tries very hard!

 

This is such a cool thing. I tried to get my son, now 17 into models years ago and he just has no interest in building them. Perhaps when he's older he may, but for now I build alone. Cherish the time my friend, cherish it well.

BK

 

I so cherish anytime I can have him.  What’s so funny is while we’re building, he’ll touch and play with every tool I have.  Lol!  

His focus is much better now, it’s about or between a five to ten minute window.  Other than that, he’s really good as he is at the age where you get told why?  Why? Lol!  

Your Friends, Toshi & Ezra

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, May 11, 2019 5:11 PM

Here are a few photo’s, six actually of the “George”.  Thank you eagles90 for this kit!  Ezra won’t be here until Tuesday, and I’ll just prep a few things.  The decal sheet is shot, so I purchased masks for the “Hinomaru”.  

“snapdragonxxx” was nice enough to send me a link to Maketar for the masks.  I’ve never utilized masks before, this will be a first so I’ll be requsting that FSM Forum members stop by and give some insight on my “Hinomaru” masks.  Thank you all for everything.

Your friend’s, Toshi & Ezra

 

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, May 11, 2019 5:12 PM

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Sunday, May 12, 2019 4:01 AM

Hi Toshi,

My best to Mrs Toshi. My mum had cancer and I can remember all too well what she went through with the treatment. It does seem strange to fight one poison with another but it does actually show how tough our frail bodies can be both physically and mentally.

The Health service here in the UK looked after my mum really well at St James University Hospital, actually always referred to as "Jimmy's".

This will make you laugh and you should share with Mrs Toshi as laughter is the best medicine. Mum lost her hair as happens with this treatment and the NHS has a range of wigs or "hairpieces" in lots of styles and colours that patients can choose from. Mum chose one that was the same as her own hair colour and style at the time and when she put it on properly you just couldn't tell at all!

I was with my mum and dad at one treatment cycle at Jimmy's and the NHS wig man came round. I was curious and so went up and was looking at all the stuff he had. I told him just as a joke that I was looking for a new one for my mum. When he asked why I told him that my Army Horse had eaten it while she was visiting the regiment for a function. He gave me another one.

She was given the all clear, but sadly it came back and was just too aggressive and she finally passed.... By this time I had accumulated 5 wigs with "The Horse Has munched it again!!"

Mum was initially mad with me, but eventually saw the funny side and didn't half laugh when I put one on the floor with a bowl of milk next to it and watched as all her visitors avoided stepping on it and tried to pet it.

boy! Did I have some fun with those things!

 

Now, this George is looking good, Toshi and now is the time to start learning patience. It's not a rush at all, but a nice steady progress and planning. You are going to be figuring out a new skill with the masks and you should start considering where they should actually go on the aircraft. No need to actually start drawing or marking anything, but just think about it some tamiya masking tape will also be useful. This will help against overspray etc.

You will build up a range of colours for different nations. Vallejo's sets are great for this!

 

James

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:59 PM

Sir, that is one funny story.  Mrs. Toshi liked the part in that you placed “Mum” hairpiece next to a bowl of milk and everyone tried to pet it.  Lol!  I’m very sorry to hear of your mothers passing but she fought the good fight! Thank you for sharing that story, you’re a rascal!  Lol!

Ezra returns this evening, he was supposed to be here on Tuesday but his mom had other plans for him.  I’ll probably work on the “George” with Ezra over the next several days.  Until then, take care my friend.

Your Friend, Toshi & Ezra

Hi Toshi,

My best to Mrs Toshi. My mum had cancer and I can remember all too well what she went through with the treatment. It does seem strange to fight one poison with another but it does actually show how tough our frail bodies can be both physically and mentally.

The Health service here in the UK looked after my mum really well at St James University Hospital, actually always referred to as "Jimmy's".

This will make you laugh and you should share with Mrs Toshi as laughter is the best medicine. Mum lost her hair as happens with this treatment and the NHS has a range of wigs or "hairpieces" in lots of styles and colours that patients can choose from. Mum chose one that was the same as her own hair colour and style at the time and when she put it on properly you just couldn't tell at all!

I was with my mum and dad at one treatment cycle at Jimmy's and the NHS wig man came round. I was curious and so went up and was looking at all the stuff he had. I told him just as a joke that I was looking for a new one for my mum. When he asked why I told him that my Army Horse had eaten it while she was visiting the regiment for a function. He gave me another one.

She was given the all clear, but sadly it came back and was just too aggressive and she finally passed.... By this time I had accumulated 5 wigs with "The Horse Has munched it again!!"

Mum was initially mad with me, but eventually saw the funny side and didn't half laugh when I put one on the floor with a bowl of milk next to it and watched as all her visitors avoided stepping on it and tried to pet it.

boy! Did I have some fun with those things!

 

Now, this George is looking good, Toshi and now is the time to start learning patience. It's not a rush at all, but a nice steady progress and planning. You are going to be figuring out a new skill with the masks and you should start considering where they should actually go on the aircraft. No need to actually start drawing or marking anything, but just think about it some tamiya masking tape will also be useful. This will help against overspray etc.

You will build up a range of colours for different nations. Vallejo's sets are great for this!

 

James

 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, June 21, 2019 2:12 PM

To my fellow forum members,

I appolagize for my absence during this time, much has happened.  Good news!  Mrs. Toshi is cancer free!!!  She is now doing physical therapy.  Ezra on the other hand has moved to Columbus a three hour drive away.  We see/have him for one week and he goes back to Columbus for two weeks.  Then he returns for another week.

So seeing him less is difficult yet emotions must be in check.  Now that summer is officially started, swimming, fishing, and other outdoor activities with Ezra has been planned.  This includes the building of kits.  

Below is the “Hinomaru” masks.  I’ve never done this technique so if you have some input, it’s greatly appreciated.  I’ve been waiting for these masks for sometime, I did not know it was being shipped via Serbia.  See the stamps on the envelope. 

I want to thank you all for the prayers and support you’re all great and fantastic forum family group.

Your friend, Toshi

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:00 AM

Toshi,

That is wonderful news that the missus is in the clear!  Best news all week!  I was starting to wonder where you have been, but was hesitant to start another “Where is Toshi?” thread for fear of digging up bad news.

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, June 22, 2019 3:20 AM

Real G

Toshi,

That is wonderful news that the missus is in the clear!  Best news all week!  I was starting to wonder where you have been, but was hesitant to start another “Where is Toshi?” thread for fear of digging up bad news.

 

Thank you Real G!  It is not only the best news, it is the most stress reliving situation I’ve ever been in, now that everything looks good I feel great.  Once again thank you for your support!

Your friend, Toshi

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:50 AM

First, Toshi, GREAT NEWS!  My dad has been fighting a cancer called "carcinoid syndrom" for a few years now, and just recently had a nice sized chunk of his liver and colon removed, and is in this experimental group, and it seems to be working, as the various little tumors are shrinking.  

 

Now, onto my original comment when I saw a 1/72 build thread from you....."that's a little small for you, isn't it?!" Lol

I love that you are building with your grandson!  Even at 2-3 years old, it is great to help develop those fine motor skills!  I have started building with my son (he is turning 11 in July) after doing a group build with his cub scout pack (I am the assistant Cubmaster).  He has recently crossed over to ScoutsBSA (boyscouts) so he now has fun adventures at least once a month, and merit badges that he is working on, so the model building together is really a rainy weather thing.

 

I suggested to him that we build two of the same kit together, so he chose Hasegawa's Osprey "egg Plane".  

 

I submitted a photo and small blurb to FSM of our cub scout group build, and was told by Elizabeth Nash that it should be in the September issue!  My scouts will be so excited! 

 

Keep on keepin' on, my friend!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:49 PM

Justinryan215

First, Toshi, GREAT NEWS!  My dad has been fighting a cancer called "carcinoid syndrom" for a few years now, and just recently had a nice sized chunk of his liver and colon removed, and is in this experimental group, and it seems to be working, as the various little tumors are shrinking.  

 

Now, onto my original comment when I saw a 1/72 build thread from you....."that's a little small for you, isn't it?!" Lol

I love that you are building with your grandson!  Even at 2-3 years old, it is great to help develop those fine motor skills!  I have started building with my son (he is turning 11 in July) after doing a group build with his cub scout pack (I am the assistant Cubmaster).  He has recently crossed over to ScoutsBSA (boyscouts) so he now has fun adventures at least once a month, and merit badges that he is working on, so the model building together is really a rainy weather thing.

 

I suggested to him that we build two of the same kit together, so he chose Hasegawa's Osprey "egg Plane".  

 

I submitted a photo and small blurb to FSM of our cub scout group build, and was told by Elizabeth Nash that it should be in the September issue!  My scouts will be so excited! 

 

Keep on keepin' on, my friend!

 

Yes, my friend!  Thank you, it’s very good news!  I’m happy for your father, it seems everyone is touched one way or another by this terrible disease called cancer.  And more power to those who beat it.  And my condolences to those that have unfortunately succumbed.  Life is too short to be hateful, angry, and disillusioned.

Lol, yes!  1/72 is way too small for me lol.  It was in actuality a build for Ezra.  It was a gift from eagles90’s.  Lol.  So far Ezra worked on everything except the painting and masking of the “Hinomaru”. 

As for the egg plane and the September article, CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done.  You and your son as well as your family, especially your dad will cherish this moment in time.  Make sure dad gets his own signed copy by the both of you.

Your very good friend, Toshi

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:53 PM

Here is the painted (w/ Vallejo paints) “George“ that’s ready to be masked.

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:04 AM
Wonderful news that Mrs. Toshi is cancer free. Thank God from whom all blessings flow

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:21 AM

Jay Jay
Wonderful news that Mrs. Toshi is cancer free. Thank God from whom all blessings flow
 

Yes, wonderful news my friend!  Thank God, I agree.  And thanks to you all fellow forum members for the prayers and well wishes.

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:24 AM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Bandai 1/144 X-Wing Starfighter and a Y-Wing Starfighter.

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:31 AM

Toshi,

I just wanted to add my best wishes on the news that Mrs. Toshi is cancer free!  That is wonderful news.  I add my prayers that she may continue to be rid of that terrible disease.

Gary

PS> That's a great looking "George" Ezra and you have done.  Smile

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