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Offline FAAMAN

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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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Offline Old Wombat

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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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Offline Brian da Basher

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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!

Brian da Basher

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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.

Cheers!
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Online elmayerle

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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.

Offline FAAMAN

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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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Offline Old Wombat

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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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Offline taiidantomcat

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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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Offline CSMO

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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!




























Offline FAAMAN

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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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Offline CSMO

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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.

Adios, Larry.
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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!