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IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« on: November 11, 2013, 11:22:17 AM »
Time for a new project- and a new helper or two.  Meet Lili!




























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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 11:39:12 AM »
What a wonderful kit !!  I'm going to use it to detail my Encore kit of this beautiful aircraft.  One thing you didn't mention is who made this kit ?   I've got some excellent decals with my kit if you are intrested I can give you some. My kit came with extra decals if you didn't want to do the options listed. HMU if your interested in what I have.
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 12:34:56 PM »
Another model where I was not aware of kit or airplane.  More must be out there.
Appreciate your documentation and like Lili.

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 12:48:01 PM »
Great to see another project going so fast since your last!  :)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 03:33:50 PM »
Hi Lili! ;)

Getting comfortable to watch this one... ;)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 02:10:01 AM »
What a wonderful kit !!  I'm going to use it to detail my Encore kit of this beautiful aircraft.  One thing you didn't mention is who made this kit ?   I've got some excellent decals with my kit if you are intrested I can give you some. My kit came with extra decals if you didn't want to do the options listed. HMU if your interested in what I have.

The kit is by Icaerodesign, listed in the thread subject line.
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 02:31:15 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013, 07:20:15 AM »
Is it just me or does Lili become more fetching with each new build?

Looks like a great kit, Chuk and it's going to be a lot of fun following along as you put it together!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2013, 08:05:04 AM »
Thanks for the link,Greg. I've never heard of them but I've bookmarked them now.  That looks like an amazing kit. I can't wait to check them out... !!!
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 11:31:33 AM »
Interesting... :)

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2013, 10:10:58 PM »
Ive actually been quite excited for you to start with this build !!

Roll on !!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 11:43:36 PM »
Thank you, my friends!  I've been on the road, but I'm back (made it through those storms in Illinois!)  and will have more up this weekend.  The cockpit detail is great, but I'm wiring the whole thing- and adding a few tiny assemblies here and there.

Cheers!
chuk

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2013, 08:00:10 AM »
When you say wiring ? For lights etc ?

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2013, 09:50:21 AM »
I'd guess cockpit instrument wiring &, possibly, cabling &, given what I've seen of Chuk's work, once he's finished you wont be able to tell the difference between (B&W) photo's of his cockpit & the real thing.

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2013, 04:16:00 PM »
Just getting myself comfortable so I can just sit back and watch another masterpiece created for our viewing pleasure, oh yeah!, hello again Lilli!  :-*
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2013, 11:48:06 PM »
The Wombat knows, altough he is too kind to a scribbler like me!  Take a look at the kits parts and you'll see that all the little cockpit accessories are there, but not connected.  I'm following the excellent drawings in Radu's book to add the electrical and tbing connectors.  The circuit breaker panel needed a real bundle- I'll post pics Sunday eveing.

Again- my thanks to all!!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2013, 02:26:25 AM »
If you're a scribbler, then I'm still chewing on the crayons rather than putting them to paper! ;)

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2013, 10:52:49 AM »
On the the occasion of the Romanian National Holiday I introduce a new friend, and some somewhat neurotic detailing.  Lecotenent Margo with explain everything!


















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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2013, 12:40:26 PM »
Your work is amazing!!!  8) So's LT. Margo  :-*
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2013, 01:44:32 PM »
Strewth! That's INCREDIBLE!  :o :)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2013, 02:25:20 PM »
You (and your assistants) never fail to impress.
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2013, 08:32:41 PM »
Youve been busy chuck ! :D

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2013, 04:42:58 AM »
That is amazing, Chuk!

Love the new assistant, too!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2013, 10:16:33 PM »
:icon_surprised:

(Although I don't know why, I should have expected this!)

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2013, 11:55:36 PM »
My warmest thanks, guys!   The next focus will be on the seat and floor- several details to be added there.  This aircraft was a product of the "stick it wherever it fits" design school.  As new features were invented, they got jammed in somewhere the pilot could reach 'em!   One choice looming before me:  do I rebuild the kit PE instrument panel?  It's not correct- but would look fine as is.  I'm leaning toward fabricating a new one- we'll see. 

Cheers!
chuk