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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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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.

Cheers!
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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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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.

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!

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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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Offline Old Wombat

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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! 


























Offline FAAMAN

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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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Offline Old Wombat

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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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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-























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