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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!
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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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« 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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« 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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« 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!
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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2013, 12:25:19 AM »
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!   

Some things never go out of fashion  ;D Cool uniform detail on your girl, and I finally get what you mean when you talk about 3D over the flatter PE provided parts after seeing that bracket!
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2013, 07:43:50 AM »
I always look forward to seeing new post from you sir! great work :) :-*
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« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2013, 11:36:05 AM »
Thanks, gents!  I present my last post for 2013- hooray!   I've really gotten absorbed into the details of the cockpit- such a challenge not only to build, but to learn about all the various sub-systems and widgets.  You'll also note that I've replace my "artistic' chicken-scratch with actual typography- I hope it suits you.

The lovely Marina will be your guide- cheers- and a happy New Year to one and all!




















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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2014, 03:53:51 AM »
Well...hello Marina!!! :-*

Nice work on the plane too mate...
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« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2014, 05:36:53 AM »
What plane?? Oh yeah! Ummm ..... nice work mate and the plane, excellent scratching, those Albion Alloys tubes are indispensable! 8)
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« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2014, 05:37:50 AM »
That's ASTONISHING, and I mean the model IAR 81C as well as Marina......  ;)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2014, 08:48:30 AM »
Impressive work as always Chuck !

Although i kinda liked the "chicken scratch" writing style... I thought it looked perfectly in place of your cartoon style of presentation :)

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« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2014, 01:20:06 AM »
Impressive work as always Chuck !

Although i kinda liked the "chicken scratch" writing style... I thought it looked perfectly in place of your cartoon style of presentation :)

Ditto!

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« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2014, 11:00:10 AM »
Thanks, guys!   I hope you won't miss my craptastic script too much- I'll open up with a bit, just for you. 

My first progress report for the year- enjoy! 




















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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2014, 12:28:53 PM »
Skill or art doesn't amply describe, your work is exceptional!! 8)
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« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2014, 01:46:56 PM »
Skill or art doesn't amply describe, your work is exceptional!! 8)

So well said by FAAMAN  :)

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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2014, 06:52:06 PM »
Breathtaking stuff!  :D
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« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2014, 01:49:19 AM »
Skill or art doesn't amply describe, your work is exceptional!! 8)

Ye Gods! The boy's waxing all lyrical! :icon_surprised:

But he got it right! ;)

I miss the old script, it felt somehow more personal than the type script, but I guess some viewers may have had readability issues. ::)

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« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2014, 11:32:15 AM »
I'm with the Aged Marsupial Herbivore on the old script. But, with a build like this, who would complain  :)
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« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2014, 12:48:50 PM »
Ive been wanting to try that Zen. Lighting technique (just makes sense to say it like that) since I saw it on your Junkers build, Thanks as always for the helpful tips  :)
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« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2014, 12:37:33 PM »
what do you do with the finished models when they are done? sell , donate , give away?place on well kept shelf ? your work is to fantastic to be kept hidden away
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« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2014, 03:14:01 AM »
Your detail work is sheer poetry to me, too, chuk!

Not only is your "assistant" easy on the eyes, but she's got an eye for talent too!

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« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2014, 11:38:33 PM »
Thanks, everybody- much appreciated!  I hope to finish the new IP's and install 'em this weekend. 

Arkon- I used to display my builds at the now-lamented Military Shop in Long Beach, CA- but now I keep 'em safe in a glass case in my studio.  Mine all mine!    ;)

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2014, 03:45:59 AM »
Would love to see photos of some of your earlier creations.
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« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2014, 04:38:14 AM »
Here's most of my stuff, where I've been (extremely) kindly given a subforum:  http://www.modelersalliance.com/forum/chukw

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2014, 06:30:08 AM »
Well, naturally, I had to have a look at the 'Egg of the ApeDog' first....and when I have an afternoon to spare, I'll go thorugh the
 388 thread :)

 The IAR is coming along nicely - I liked the old style lettering better, but I can see (nyuknyuk) the reason for the change.

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« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2014, 01:50:04 PM »
Great build, I have to say your style of illustrating your progress is really refreshing!

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« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2014, 12:23:05 PM »
Just been through your Ju-388 build, jaw droppingly amazing, you are an artist in 3 dimensions!!!! I'll be saving lots of your pages as "how to .... " guides!!! 8) 8)

Can't wait for more of your IAR-81C sculpting (build seems so clunky a word for wot U doo!!) 8)
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« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2014, 10:59:08 AM »
Thanks, guys- you are so kind!

I've run through some rough patches on this build- but perseverance pays off.  Not even a vamp like Magda can trip me up!


























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« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2014, 12:23:12 PM »
Oh Magda .......  :-*

Every installment is like a modelling 'how to', keep up the amazing work!!  ;)
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« Reply #50 on: February 25, 2014, 03:37:21 AM »
Wow what a fantastic update! Your detail work is mind-boggling and up there with the greats, Chuk!

I totally understand about bad things happening while modeling. Unfortunately, my bad modeling muse looks more like Margaret Hamilton than the fetching Magda.

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« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2014, 07:05:28 AM »
I'm surprised you get ANY modelling done with Magda hanging around the place!  :D :) ;)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #52 on: February 25, 2014, 08:11:25 AM »
The sad fact is, being and Australian, that's not what I think of when someone say Magda, now Dorota on the other hand recalls much nicer images.

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« Reply #53 on: February 25, 2014, 01:04:48 PM »
My modelling always seems to be a bad day! (It may have something to do with my lack of skills & exasperating impatience.)

Yet, sometimes, something worthy of not smashing results.

However, nothing comes close to your builds, Chuk! Not sure they're even on the same planet.

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« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2014, 10:31:13 AM »
You guys are way too kind to hit-and-run feller like me!   Pardon my absence- Things have been cookin'!

Here's the latest update- maybe not a whole lot has gotten done, but I will reveal my latest progress and discoveries.  Take it away, Lili!
























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« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2014, 12:22:08 PM »
More amazing building, great work!! 8)
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« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2014, 02:43:12 AM »
That's a great update, chuk and I feel your pain about the cowling hiding all those nice details.

That Lili can give me a "tour" any time!

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« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2014, 10:21:01 AM »
Thanks, fellas!

Well, it's been a while- we've been dealing with personal issues, some good, some not so good.  We had our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary- good!  My brother-in-law's 60th birthday- good!  Some dear family members in ill health- definitely not so good.  My wife and I are hanging in there- think good thoughts for our mothers if you feel so inclined- thanks! In the meantime, I have been stealing a moment here and there at the bench, and having fun with this elegant little project. 


















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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #58 on: May 12, 2014, 11:04:11 AM »
wow     just    wow! your work is amazing! ( not bad looking helpers you have also)
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« Reply #59 on: May 12, 2014, 11:53:37 AM »
You must have amazing powers of concentration to avoid being completely distracted by your helpers! Amazing detail!!

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« Reply #60 on: May 12, 2014, 02:49:45 PM »
 :) excellent up-date, up to the usual standards I see, amazing!!  8)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2014, 09:30:59 PM »
Mblurgl! ...... :-\  (Translation from Common Gibberish: Truly, truly awesome work there, Chuk!)


Muh! ......  :-* (Translation from Common Gibberish: I think I'm in lust with an illustration! :P )
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #62 on: May 12, 2014, 11:09:12 PM »
Mblurgl! ...... :-\  (Translation from Common Gibberish: Truly, truly awesome work there, Chuk!)


Muh! ......  :-* (Translation from Common Gibberish: I think I'm in lust with an illustration! :P )

I wnt to school with a sicko who referred to a cartoon character he lusted after as "very well drawn" :o

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #63 on: May 13, 2014, 01:23:18 PM »
Mblurgl! ...... :-\  (Translation from Common Gibberish: Truly, truly awesome work there, Chuk!)


Muh! ......  :-* (Translation from Common Gibberish: I think I'm in lust with an illustration! :P )

I wnt to school with a sicko who referred to a cartoon character he lusted after as "very well drawn" :o

 ;D ;D ;D :)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #64 on: May 13, 2014, 10:12:25 PM »
Mblurgl! ...... :-\  (Translation from Common Gibberish: Truly, truly awesome work there, Chuk!)


Muh! ......  :-* (Translation from Common Gibberish: I think I'm in lust with an illustration! :P )

I wnt to school with a sicko who referred to a cartoon character he lusted after as "very well drawn" :o

Think I'll just stick to gibberish. ;)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #65 on: May 14, 2014, 10:36:13 PM »
Thanks, everyone! Glad you like it- it's been nice to have a bit of bench time, as things have been kinda distracting.   Next up:  more rescribing and riveting- hurray, working out the rear collector ring, engine mount and a small, oval flange around the opening in the firewall.  I just might leave the bottom cowl off as well, with this engine beinmg such a nice addition to the kit!  :0

Cheers-
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #66 on: May 15, 2014, 12:39:18 PM »
You don't want to get too chummy with these Romanian ladies. Hannah and Fritzi could get jealous and have your guts for garters, or worse. Beautiful craftsmanship on the fighter plane. Your ladies in uniform look the business. You give Romain Hugault a run for his money in my book.

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #67 on: June 23, 2014, 09:41:23 AM »
Thanks, Larry- that's quite a complimet- cheers!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #68 on: June 23, 2014, 09:47:57 AM »
Hey why do your "mistakes" look better than my best efforts?!  :-\

That stinks chuck, I think we have all been there, but I will tell you the positive you got a practice round under your belt and I learned some helpful tips!  :)

Keep on Keepin on!
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #69 on: June 23, 2014, 09:13:07 PM »
Hey why do your "mistakes" look better than my best efforts?!  :-\

That stinks chuck, I think we have all been there, but I will tell you the positive you got a practice round under your belt and I learned some helpful tips!  :)

Keep on Keepin on!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #70 on: June 23, 2014, 09:20:58 PM »
You and my bro would get along real famously chukw

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=32380&hl=+ripaman's +hurricane&page=46

Anyone wondering, this is his 1/24 Hurricane thread on LSP forum
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #71 on: July 07, 2014, 10:23:29 AM »
Thanks, guys!  Hey, that's an amazing Hurricane build- cheers!

A brief, but happy update- enjoy! 
















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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2014, 01:45:46 PM »
I'm very impressed, outstanding work as usual!!! Mind you I've not seen a helmet worn quite that way before ....... 8)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #73 on: July 07, 2014, 10:10:58 PM »
I'm very impressed, outstanding work as usual!!!

Absolutely agree! :icon_alabanza:

Mind you I've not seen a helmet worn quite that way before ....... 8)

What helmet? :))
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2014, 10:37:47 AM »
 ;)  Thanks, fellas!

Whoa!  An update at last!  Marina is beside herself with excitement- read on! 






















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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #75 on: August 11, 2014, 12:58:27 PM »
I don't know why, but every time I view your new progress I just feel a bit ...... well, inadequate :-[
Amazing workmanship, just amazing!!  8) 8) 8)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #76 on: August 12, 2014, 08:44:49 AM »
I don't know why, but every time I view your new progress I just feel a bit ...... well, inadequate :-[

Kinda like the rest of us. :icon_crap:

Amazing workmanship, just amazing!!  8) 8) 8)

I concur whole-heartedly. :icon_alabanza:

And a big "Thank you!" to our lovely hostess for taking us on this excursion into excellence. ;)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #77 on: August 14, 2014, 03:05:14 AM »
Thanks for another amazing update, Chuk!

You have super-human attention to detail!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #78 on: September 22, 2014, 10:51:42 AM »
You are all too kind- cheers!

It's been a while, and with reason.   It's been a tough summer for my wife and I- we each lost our mothers in the space of seven weeks.  Nothing was unexpected, but that did not make anything easier.  To top it off, I've been struggling with health problems- but I have hopes that all will resolve without dire consequence.  All in all, though- it's been a rough ride- and I appreciate your patience.   This update is a bit compressed, detail-wise.

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #79 on: September 22, 2014, 11:42:25 AM »
Beautiful!!  And I'll agree, Radu Brinzan's drawings are incredible (having read his book on this subject, I wondered if you were using it - and you clearly are).

My sympathies on the rough summer for you and your wife and I hope your health improves.

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #80 on: September 22, 2014, 02:44:27 PM »
As always, exemplary work mate!!! 8) 8)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #81 on: September 22, 2014, 04:46:31 PM »
For a small update that is quite impressive! :)

The book is on my "To Do List (Short Term). ;)





So, that's what a Master Modeller looks like! :o





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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #82 on: September 26, 2014, 06:05:03 AM »
Placed my book order!! and I just read this and become a master modeler and artists with amazing patience right?   ;)

Congrats on the book! Super cool, something I dream of doing, all i need is some talent  ;D

Awesome update! nice fix on those struts, made that look easy
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #83 on: October 03, 2014, 05:47:23 AM »
I think your female Romanian officer is in her "undress greens" uniform. Nice work on your airplane. I just ordered a copy of your book this morning. I will be watching my mailbox. Adios, Larry.
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #84 on: October 04, 2014, 07:54:35 AM »
My copy of your book was waiting for me yesterday night when I returned from the Sikorsky S-97 Raider rollout in Florida. Amazing work!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #85 on: October 05, 2014, 08:36:30 AM »
Thanks, guys- you are, as ever, too kind!   It has been a rough ride, and just lately gotten a bit rougher.  My department at work was dissolved- all 5 of us laid off.  After 14 years, without warning.  The current American business model sucks!  The odd thing is, as they cut the dept to go on a freelance model, I'll be working for the company freelance, at a higher rate, on an irregular basis.  go figure!

Thanks for your orders, men!  You will not be disappointed!  CammNut, I hope you liked your sketch- I've been having a lot of fun spending some time on these little doodles.  I've been tempted to post a collection of 'em- anyone want to see?   I'll leave the names of the owners off, of course.  More book going out in the next few days!

As for the IAR- I've fabricated the bomb crutch mounts and bomb sway braces, etc.  Late production fighters were equipped as dive bombers, but rarely used as such.  The Stuka-esque swinging bomb crutch was removed but the rest retained.  I've taken some pics  of my resistance soldering gear and how I use it- pics of this and more to come.

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #86 on: October 13, 2014, 07:34:44 AM »
Here's the latest in this odyssey in resin and brass- take it away, Margo!




























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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #87 on: October 13, 2014, 02:42:38 PM »
I was jus' gonna say "nice rack" ..... for bomb carriage, amazing precision work mate!!!  :P :P
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #88 on: October 25, 2014, 12:35:23 AM »
I am a Happy Bunny! I received "Chuk Art" in the post. Way wicked cool stuff. The autograph came with a cute sketch of a Playboy Bunny.

Chukw, You have more talent in your little finger than I have in both ham fists.

I recommend purchasing this book with enthusiasm and no reservations.

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #89 on: October 26, 2014, 04:16:20 AM »
Thanks, FAAMAN!   Next post- "Nice Flaps"  just doesn't have the same ring.  I'll work on that. 

Larry, you made my day with that post!  Glad you like your Bunny!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #90 on: October 31, 2014, 05:57:07 AM »
Man, I swear that I will beat this thing into a single unit if it kills me!   :laugh:  Here's Magda- just in time for Halloween!
























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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #91 on: October 31, 2014, 10:12:24 AM »
Superb Magda  :-* Errr superb ......... err ....... modelling ....... what was I saying????:o
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #92 on: November 01, 2014, 01:40:46 PM »
The guy fixes f@*#-ups with more skill than I use on an entire model! :o

It's unnerving! :icon_crap:
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« Reply #93 on: November 17, 2014, 11:41:30 AM »
Pay attention, FAAMAN- your mind is wandering!   ;)

Oh, Wombat,  maybe if I made less farkups I'd have more built models!   8)

While unemployment sucks, it has given me more time for fussing with this tiny little fighter.  I've gotten out my Big Hammer and nailed down some nasty loose ends- and shot some paint at last! 


























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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #94 on: November 17, 2014, 01:50:13 PM »
I think I've said this before, WOW!! Coming together now!!  :) :)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #95 on: November 17, 2014, 05:57:59 PM »
WOW! :D

Seconded.

Even your  f@*#-ups have style, mate. ;)





Hello, Margot! :P
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #96 on: November 18, 2014, 11:37:54 PM »
Do you have any useful tips about Vallejo Primer? I have a lot of problems with adhesion of this primer. Do you clean your models with f.ex soap before priming? I always have trouble with paint which peels, usually with primer. 
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #97 on: December 15, 2014, 11:13:17 AM »
Thanks, friends!   Artoor, the primer sprays easily- simply wait 24 hours so it can harden fully.  I do wipe my model down with rubbing alcohol before spraying any paint.  Best of luck to you!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #98 on: December 15, 2014, 12:54:52 PM »
 :P :P :P ..... wot plane ??? Oh!  :o
Superb as always mate, every installment is a learning experience for us mere mortals ............ ;D
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« Reply #99 on: January 07, 2015, 01:52:16 AM »
Thanks, FAAMAN!

Well, I've had a lot of bench time, and Had some serious back and forth with this build!  One thing I did realize was that I left poor Radu Brinzan out in the cold after he was nice enough to send me a set of his IAR 81C decals.  What a dope I am!  I did use them instead of the kit decals (which do look very nice, BTW) They were a treat to apply- judge for yourself.

I won't go into the issues with dullcoat blushing and bad material interactions, but it's all coming out in th wash.  I had so many pics in my camera that i'm breaking it into two installments- here's Doging Bullets, Part 1-























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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #100 on: January 07, 2015, 02:55:28 AM »
Superb as usual…and the model is nice too. ;)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #101 on: January 07, 2015, 06:26:07 AM »
 :) :) :) Superb as usual WOW  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #102 on: January 07, 2015, 01:27:40 PM »
Yup! :)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #103 on: January 07, 2015, 05:48:22 PM »
Really coming along well. 

I love watching your work, its the sort of stuff I fantasize about being able to do but lack the bravery (and talent) to do so.

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #104 on: January 08, 2015, 06:00:46 AM »
That's some of the best detailing and weathering I've ever seen!

The engine is especially nice. Having spent time working for a bunch of mechanics, I can state with some authority you captured the very essence of a motor with some miles on it.

Thanks for the update, Chuk!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #105 on: January 08, 2015, 07:20:53 PM »
Dunno what really to say - so - Gads, Wow, Gee Wiz kinda build :-*

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #106 on: January 12, 2015, 02:16:20 AM »
Hey, thanks, guys!  I was hoping to get in Part 2 today, but work is starting to come in again- ah, the life of a freelancer!  You'll just have to stay tuned, my friends- cheers!

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« Reply #107 on: January 15, 2015, 03:36:36 AM »
Here's Dodging Bullets Part 2- Marina is just tuckered out from all the engine work she's put in.  Read on, Bold Modeler!


















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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #109 on: January 15, 2015, 04:23:07 AM »
I see your postings (appreciated & enjoyed) and excellent build quality :)
Still is beyond me how you manage to do do it.

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #110 on: January 16, 2015, 09:14:37 AM »
Still awesome, Chuk! :icon_alabanza:
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #111 on: January 16, 2015, 12:30:52 PM »
Still producing top quality work, inspirational!!!  ;) ;) ;) 8)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #112 on: January 18, 2015, 04:00:57 AM »
I can't believe it didn't fit!! Really nice recovery again!

Very helpful tip as always, really appreciate the weathering with pigments. very authentic dusty look
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #113 on: January 19, 2015, 03:25:09 AM »
Thanks, guys!  I'm working my way through the fiddley bits, crossing items off my Big List.   One more update outta do it.   Cheers!

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« Reply #114 on: January 28, 2015, 03:21:03 AM »
Well, this one's done at last. Like every build, this has been a real learning experience for me, and I hope I've been successful in sharing what I've picked up through the highs and lows. Thanks to all for reading along!

















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« Reply #117 on: January 28, 2015, 03:53:32 AM »
Wow! 8)

Stunning job, chuk! :icon_alabanza:















Um?! Nice ... suspenders ... by the way. :P :-*
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #118 on: January 28, 2015, 04:53:27 AM »
Great work as usual mate.  Thank you for yet another pleasurable build.
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #119 on: January 28, 2015, 12:28:51 PM »
Beautifully modelled and finished girls .............  :-[ errrr, modelled and finished plane that is (I keeps gettin' distracted)  :) Another masterpiece for your shelf!!!  8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #120 on: January 30, 2015, 04:32:13 AM »
An absolute tour-de-force, Chuk!

I've always had a soft-spot for the IAR 81, and it's a treat to see one being built so superbly!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #121 on: February 01, 2015, 06:47:05 PM »
Chuk, words fail me. Thank you for putting so much effort into taking us through the build and your techniques.
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #122 on: February 02, 2015, 08:32:04 AM »
Many thanks, my friends!   I'm glad you liked it- I'm glad it's over at last! ;) 

Now, for my next project I'll be finishing up one from my Shelf of Doom:  http://www.modelersalliance.com/forum/chukw/147831-well-provisioned-lil-chuk-builds-some-targets

Then, it's a Vietnam US aircraft in 1/48  Stay tuned!

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #123 on: February 02, 2015, 12:08:21 PM »
Please be an F-4J, Please be an F-4J, Please be an F-4J, Please be an F-4J, Please be an F-4J, Please be an F-4J ............
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #124 on: February 03, 2015, 02:42:13 AM »

Now, for my next project I'll be finishing up one from my Shelf of Doom:  http://www.modelersalliance.com/forum/chukw/147831-well-provisioned-lil-chuk-builds-some-targets



I remember that one - I thought it was finished.
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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #125 on: February 03, 2015, 07:50:15 AM »
Please be an F-4J, Please be an F-4J, Please be an F-4J, Please be an F-4J, Please be an F-4J, Please be an F-4J ............

I was digging through a box of WIPs I haven't opened in years and found an F-4J(UK) almost complete and and F-4S at about 30%, amongst other things. The J just needs final paint, under carriage and ordinance. 

Give me another decade or two and I might get it finished. :(