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WIP Atlantis B-24J Liberator build with Ezra

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WIP Atlantis B-24J Liberator build with Ezra
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:49 AM

Here is a Hobby Lobby purchase that Ezra chose surprisingly of a Liberator that I've fondly remember assembling as a child.  It was a 1/72 Monogram monstrosity.  The front rotating gun turret was a cool enhancement.  

As for this kit, I've never heard of Atlantis before.  It must be an older kit as it has raised lines.  This will be an interesting build for the both of us!

Your friend's, Ezra & Toshi

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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:50 AM

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:16 PM

Nice, a big ole Lib

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:24 PM

Ezra has great taste in aircraft!  You guys are awesome!  I love watching you two build together.

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:40 PM

Hi Toshi,

 

That model was a Revell "box scale" kit from way back in 1954. It's about 1/92. I think the best part of it is that great globe display stand.

Atlantis is a new company that's re-popping old kits, including some really old ones from Aurora as well.

Have fun!

 

Bill

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:05 PM

The 'J' version is my fav version of a B-24. You have to love that goofy looking nose turret. The bombardier had to squeeze under that turret. 

I remember those "box scale" kits when I was a kid. Fun!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:14 PM

Aha! Youse is gonna enjoy that!

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:07 AM

modelcrazy

Nice, a big ole Lib

 

Yes sir, although in this case one that even Ezra could tackle.  Lol!

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:15 AM

Eagle90

Ezra has great taste in aircraft!  You guys are awesome!  I love watching you two build together.

 

 

Yes he does.  He picked out the old Monogram 1/48 B-17G but when I told him we've built that already he insisted on the J series Liberator.  

Building kits has been on the back burner lately as it's been unusually warm and sunny hence outdoor play for Ezra has been a priority here in Northeast Ohio.  Soon, strong winds and sleet will accompany a change in seasons.  Fishing, playing at the park, concerts, and kite flying are just some of the fun things occupying our times together plus the fresh air is great for Mrs. Toshi and I.

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:22 AM

GMorrison

Hi Toshi,

 

That model was a Revell "box scale" kit from way back in 1954. It's about 1/92. I think the best part of it is that great globe display stand.

Atlantis is a new company that's re-popping old kits, including some really old ones from Aurora as well.

Have fun!

 

Bill

 

As always sir, your knowledge never ceases to surprise me.  It is a 1/92 scale kit and it has a very interesting looking globe display standing.  

There were several kits labeled "Atlantis" at Hobby Lobby.   

Your friend's, Ezra & Toshi

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:26 AM

JohnnyK

The 'J' version is my fav version of a B-24. You have to love that goofy looking nose turret. The bombardier had to squeeze under that turret. 

I remember those "box scale" kits when I was a kid. Fun!

 

I've only known of the J version until I started building recently.  And yes, the J version is the coolest version around.  

Your friend's, Ezra & Toshi

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:27 AM

Tanker-Builder

Aha! Youse is gonna enjoy that!

 

We are both enjoying the build.

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:13 PM

With Ezra's return, here is what we've restarted once again.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:22 PM

Hi Toshi,

 

How is Grandma?

 

Bill

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:29 PM

He looks like he's ready to start cutting sprue! Same question here, how is Grandma doing? 

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:36 PM

It is good to see you two back at it, Toshi. Yes

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:03 PM

GMorrison

Hi Toshi,

 

How is Grandma?

 

Bill

 

Grandma is very tired today as she has received her first treatment of chemo yesterday.  Thank you for asking.  She ate a little breakfast and lunch but drank lots of fluids and took a long nap with Ezra.  Other than that, she seems to be looking good. 

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:06 PM

Mopar Madness

He looks like he's ready to start cutting sprue! Same question here, how is Grandma doing? 

 

Yes, with my assistance and on the count of three, he does extremely well cutting sprue.  As for grandma, rest and recuperation was needed today as her first session of chemo therapy occurred yesterday.  Thank you for asking.

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:07 PM

Greg

It is good to see you two back at it, Toshi. Yes

 

Yes, a little at a time we've been going back and forth between the Liberator and Paw Patrol.  Lol!

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, November 11, 2019 9:55 AM

Glad to see you back and to hear Mrs Toshi is working on getting better. It's nice to get back to some sort of normality in life.

BK

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Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:42 AM

Nice! I was checking that out at Hobby Lobby the other day as well.  I look forward to your progress. 

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:03 PM

I finally found where this thread was and blew the dust off the Tamiya liquid cement bottle.  I asked Ezra if he’s interested in helping papa in starting back up the kit, he told me later.  He is really interested in hand held games.  

At least he told me he’ll make models with me later this evening as he knows the trouble with my arm so bare with me.  

Be safe, Stay healthy Toshi

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:48 AM

Good to see you back at the bench.

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:55 AM

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modelcrazy

Good to see you back at the bench.

 

It feels like the a Phoenix!

Be safe, Stay healthy, Toshi’s 

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:19 AM

Atta boy!!! To all 3 of you! And yes, by that, I also mean Mrs. Toshi! Big Smile

A five-handed build from Toshi and family. What a treat!

YesYesYesYesYes

 

-Greg

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:56 AM

Yeah, it's good to see you guys back at work!!! 

That's one thing I like about modeling: When I squatting on the floor cursing and screaming about the part that flew off and went missing I forget about all my other problems. Wink 

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:55 PM

Greg

Atta boy!!! To all 3 of you! And yes, by that, I also mean Mrs. Toshi! Big Smile

A five-handed build from Toshi and family. What a treat!

YesYesYesYesYes

 

 

Thank you sir.  It was actually Ezra’s idea, he calls Mrs. Toshi Tu’Tu. It means grandma in Hawaiian.  Come and help papa.  Lol.

Be safe, stay healthy, Toshi

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:01 PM

[quote user="Gamera"]

Yeah, it's good to see you guys back at work!!! 

That's one thing I like about modeling: When I squatting on the floor cursing and screaming about the part that flew off and went missing I forget about all my other problems. Wink 

 

[/quotetThat is so true.  Working on that cheap little bomber made it feel like a million dollars.

Be safe, Stay healthy, Toshi

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:08 PM

Here’s Ezra with the Tamiya cutters and cutting off one of the 4 cowlings without my help.  He’s really taking leaps and bounds.

Be safe, Stay healthy Toshi

 

 

 

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