Author Topic: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit  (Read 23645 times)

Offline taiidantomcat

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

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

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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 :)

Offline Old Wombat

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




















Offline FAAMAN

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

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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« 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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Re: IAR 81C- building the 1/48 Icaerodesign resin kit
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2014, 06:52:06 PM »
Breathtaking stuff!  :D
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Offline Old Wombat

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

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

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

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