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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!
























Offline FAAMAN

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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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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« 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!

As a member of the Great Unemployed, I've had extra time to work on this project- carry on, Lili!




























Offline FAAMAN

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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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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« 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-























« Last Edit: January 07, 2015, 02:04:30 AM by chukw »

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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. ;)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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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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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« 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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