SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

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

1900 views
46 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    December 2018
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.

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

 photo host link

 post picture online

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
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.

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
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.

  • Member since
    December 2018
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.

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
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!

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
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.

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:11 AM

She's looking quite nice Toshi!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya JSU-152

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    December 2018
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.

 


[url=https://postimg.cc/WFRJxBHz]

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
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"!

Your Friend's, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
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.

 upload images to internet

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 image uploader site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
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!

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra


Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
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.

Your friend's, Ezra and Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:35 AM

nice work and presentation.

 

Nick.

  • Member since
    December 2018
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.

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra


 share picture

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
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.


Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
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!

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, October 11, 2020 8:22 PM

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.

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, October 11, 2020 7:43 PM

I wanted to take this time out and to address these glasses called "Mighty Sight".  They can be worn like I do, as reading glasses or onto prescription glasses. 

What makes these glasses fantastic is the built in LED.  Plus they charge up with a USB.  It's especially great at night and works wonders while building a kit! I purchased mine at Walmart.  

Keep the receipt as if anything happens, you get 90 days for a refund or in my case an even exchange for a new one as one of my glasses malfunctioned with the LED lights.  It's such a great product, I have 2.  

 Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

 


 you re beautiful poem

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, October 11, 2020 6:58 PM

Ezra did the painting with Model Master Green Zinc Chromate.  We were going to paint the seats and maybe assemble a few more things.  But he requested bath time, he keeps us very busy and very active!  Lol!

 


Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, October 11, 2020 5:41 PM

Thank you for the heads up!  Mrs. Toshi said that since I'm Japanese, I do everything backwards!  Lol!  Thanks again goldhammer.

I think I should be watching cartoons with Ezra instead of attempting to assemble "Memphis Belle" backward. 


Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, October 11, 2020 5:22 PM

Question....looks like part k27 is installed upside down from what the instructions call for...or maybe an optical illusion.

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, October 11, 2020 5:13 PM

Here we are at step number one.  Ezra is much more interested in the Tamiya stand then building the cockpit.  Lol!  Some days he's on it, and some days he's not.

  

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:46 AM

Ezra and I are getting ready to primer the Academy B-17 "Memphis Belle".  We are using a economical Rustoleum Gray Primer.

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:39 PM

Gamera

Oh that's so cool! Hope Ezra enjoys the build! 

And you're not kidding- the box is almost as big as him!!! 

 

He is really excited about this build.  I have to continuously tell him to calm down as he gets into a hectic frenzy.  Maybe it's too much chocolates?  Lol!

Your friend's, Toshi and Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:35 PM

Dodgy

Enjoy the time Toshi, they grow up way too fast. I will be watching this build with interest. Incidently, I am going to have to start working with PE soon. Is Ezra available for consultation and if so, whats his price? Chocolate ice cream, milkshakes????

 

I Definately will be enjoying his company everyday if it's possible.  As for Ezra's consultation on builds, his payments can be made with chocolate milk.  He went through 2 gallons of chocolate milk in 7 days.  Wow!  Ice cream and shakes will be 20% of his tips!  Lol!

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:58 PM

If you do manage a visit to Dayton, plan on 2-3 days.  You will enjoy it more and will be way less stressful on everyone than if you try to see everything in one day.

Think it's going to be hard to keep hands off her when the little guy isn't there.

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:33 PM

BrandonK

Very cool subject. I hope you are insilling some background on the subject for your young paduan.

BK

 

Yes, for his Memphis Belle build we will be watching the Movue so that he has at the very least a visual understanding of this particular kit.  Thank you for the read and reply.

Your Friend's, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:50 AM

Very cool subject. I hope you are insilling some background on the subject for your young paduan.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.