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WIP Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, October 12, 2020 6:39 AM

goldhammer

No way it's your heritage my friend.  I've had to cut loose more than one part and redo it because I've screwed up.  Happens to all of us.

Good start for the little guy....tell him to keep up the good work/play.

 

Thank you goldhammer, it's just being away from the hobby that long that's made this a challenging build.  But with great support especially coming from you, I'm able to do things without errors bieng over looked!  I'll let Ezra know!

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, October 12, 2020 6:14 PM

Sometimes, having little fingers helps, especially with Ezra.  I had issues with the instrament panel decal.  He was able to center the decal.


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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:24 AM

As always the case, I won't let Ezra touch the Tamiya Weatherine Master Set.  I don't want him to handle the powder's, that show up in the building of any kit.  

 On the "Memphis Belle" cockpit, Weatherine Master A (Sand, light sand, mud) was utilized with a little mixture of Weatherine Master F (Titanium and light gun metal).  

After the application of the Weatherine powder's, a very light coat of Model Master 4636 Flat Clear Acrylic was very lightly applied with a very small brush, a number 10/0.  Ezra did the light application with the MM Flat Clear Coat.  I personally always add a flat or gloss clear coat (Depending on the type of finish that'll adjust around per application) to hold the Weatherine powders in.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:35 AM

nice work and presentation.

 

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:49 AM

crown r n7

nice work and presentation.

 

Thank you very much sir!  Ezra and I really appreciate your support, read, and replies.

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:18 AM

Next up is the bombay section.  I had to do this part of the assembly as it was a very tedious process.  Over all everything went extremely well as nothing was assembled upside down or backwards!  Lol!

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:50 PM

I just wanted the opportunity to share this sheet issued from the Marshall Island of stamps that depict WWII aircraft. 

Below the Marshall Island WWII aircraft sheet, depicts a B-17 Flying Fortress single stamp also from the Marshall Island.  Having this B-17 stamp, it perfectly highlight the Academy B-17 build with Ezra.  It ties in very well from two different hobbies.

And the last item is a limited edition Atlas of WWII!  It's a very early birthday gift from my younger brother.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:28 PM

I have these single Corsair stamps.  They are printed from Mozambique, Marshall Islands, Sierra Leone, Republic De Djibouti, Nevis, Maldives, and Republique Centrafricaine.

As is the case, when building a Topical collection and or on a specific subject, you tend to stray to a completely different country.  Which in my humble opinion, it's a great way to learn different cultures.

What's fun and exciting is to open up mail only to discover stamps that you ordered have arrived!  In earnest, stamps of this sort that details around F4U Corsairs and WWII subjects tend to be very inexpensive.  

But due to the fact that this year marks 75 years ago in that anything to reflect WWII arises, these Corsair stamps normally should cost $0.75.  But due to the 75th Anniversary of WWII, the cost is three times higher.  

And that especially cast a high priced shadow on stamps that feature US aircraft.  Mustangs, Corsair, Thunderbolt, Warhawks, Hellcats, Wildcats, and TBF Avengers seems to allocate the higher prices.

I've also noticed heavy bombers like the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-24 Liberator are popular subjects.  Of course Hurricanes, Spitfire, and Avro Landcasters make up the difference.  

One stamp that has my attention is a sheet that contains one stamp and that would be a "Shinden"!  As I collect more stamps of WWII aircraft, rest assured, I'll be adding more in the way of subjects.

Your friend's, Toshi and Ezra.

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:55 PM

This non-Corsair set of two stamps depict a P-61 Black Widow from Sierra Leone and a B-17 Flying Fortress from the Marshall Islands.  The Flying Fortress is a very cool stamp due to the fact that Ezra and I, WIP is an Academy B-17 Flying Fortress the "Memphis Belle"!

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:05 AM

The Bombay area has been semi-completed.  Only the exoskeleton has been painted and weathered with Tamiya Weatherine Master.

At this point, it's a matter of bombs to be assembled and painted.  Once that's done, a little by little the interior of the B-17 "Memphis Belle" comes together.

 


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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:11 AM

She's looking quite nice Toshi!

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Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:20 AM

I love that you are able to bring your grandson into building these models.  Y'all are doing a great job on the B-17.  Also really like the stamp collection.

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:19 PM

Mopar Madness

She's looking quite nice Toshi!

 

Thank you sir for the kind words, support, read, and replies!

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:31 PM

Aggieman

I love that you are able to bring your grandson into building these models.  Y'all are doing a great job on the B-17.  Also really like the stamp collection.

 

As much as I can, I will ask Ezra if he can help me in assembling a part.  Cartoons and video games do take up much of his time.  But that's a given.  

As for the stamps, since it is just pictures that Ezra sees, he has a Dinosaurs sheet that he likes.  As for value and or historical knowledge, he's still a bit too young.  The WWII topical collection are more for my interest than anything else.

When I started collecting stamps in the late 80's early 90's, my choices of WWII stamps were not only limited to the Third Reich, but was considered a contraband.  So I had to be extremely discreet.  Thank you sir for the support, read, and reply.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:23 PM

 how far are you guys from Brookville, OH?  My brother is on his way from MD to pick up the new dog.  

great job you two.  Love the stamps and the bomber.

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, October 16, 2020 12:26 AM

wpwar11

 how far are you guys from Brookville, OH?  My brother is on his way from MD to pick up the new dog.  

great job you two.  Love the stamps and the bomber.

 

From my location in Streetsboro, Brookville is approximately 188 miles.  I'd say probably a 4-5 hour drive west of Columbus, Ohio.

Thank you for the kind words and the read and reply.

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, October 23, 2020 8:41 AM

Ezra's been busy with extracurricular activities.  One was carving a couple of pumpkins as he will be in Columbus on Halloween.  We did manage in taking care of the bomb area.

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