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An IAR 81C in resin- building the Icaerodesign 1/48 kit

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An IAR 81C in resin- building the Icaerodesign 1/48 kit
Posted by chukw on Sunday, November 10, 2013 9:20 PM

Time for a new project- and a new helper or two.  Meet Lili!



























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Posted by IL2windhawk on Sunday, November 10, 2013 9:58 PM

Chuk, can you start a thread that shows how you build your girls?  I will be particularly interested in the phase right before the clothes are made.  Thanks.

  1/32 Revell Duo Discus
  1/32 Revell ASK-21
  1/48 Ardpol SZD-51 Junior
  1/48 Czech Models Grumman Goose
  1/144 FineMolds Millennium Falcon

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Posted by Borg R3-MC0 on Monday, November 11, 2013 2:32 AM

I have the old 1/48 LTD kits in the stash. But this resin kit of Icaerodesign looks much much better. And knowing your skills you a probably make a superb model out of it.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 11, 2013 11:33 AM

That's a pretty interesting subject, there Chuk.

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Posted by 40.mm on Monday, November 11, 2013 1:19 PM

Sure aint gonna miss this -Pass the popcorn !

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Posted by Nathan T on Monday, November 11, 2013 1:30 PM

Great choice Chuk. I'll be watching close cause I'm about to start my first resin kit soon. Scale Bureau's Yak 9U.

 

 

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Posted by Hartmann352 on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:52 AM

Awesome -Chuk is back, Eats and a new helper, (insert wolf whistle here), ..OUTSTANDING!

Toast

Cheers, Dave

 

"Yesterday is history, Tomorrow a mystery, but Today is a gift. That is why it is called the "present".

 

 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:39 PM

Howdy Chuck - next great project going on!

The history of the design of that machine is interesting - the Romanians based this aircraft on the rear hull of the Polish P-11 or P-24 fighter that they were importing from Poland before the outbreak of the WWII. But they added a more conventional wing and a bigger engine.

Well good luck with your project and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:18 PM

Okay, here we go, another cool project! This will be fun to watch.

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, December 01, 2013 8:49 PM

Thanks, gents!  I have been sorely remiss in not answering any of your kind comments- please forgive me!

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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Posted by MKelley on Sunday, December 01, 2013 10:55 PM

All I can say is WOW!

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 2:27 PM

That's already starting to look sharp!

I was thinking the young ladies who are your helpers should have a handsome young man (perhaps wearing a sleeveless undershirt or bare-chested) for them to enjoy in between working on your models. After all, they must get lonesome without any male company! Big Smile

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Posted by Texgunner on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 2:31 PM

Jim Barton

That's already starting to look sharp!

I was thinking the young ladies who are your helpers should have a handsome young man (perhaps wearing a sleeveless undershirt or bare-chested) for them to enjoy in between working on your models. After all, they must get lonesome without any male company! Big Smile

Heck, perhaps all the personnel should be uh, dressed like that?  I bet those cute girls would've gotten hot out in the sun too...Hey, just trying to make them more comfortable I am.Wink


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Posted by subfixer on Sunday, December 22, 2013 9:07 PM

Just got my internet back after a move and missed this in the shuffle. All hat I can say is- Boy-O- Boy!!

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Posted by chukw on Monday, December 23, 2013 5:45 PM

Thanks, guys!   Jim, thta's an, um . interesting suggestion- but I think I'll stick to a female crew for  now.  ;)  I've been kept busy what with Christmas and selling my old car and more, but got back to making tiny things and then dropping them on the floor today.  I'll have an update before year's end, for sure!  Merry Christmas and Joyeaux Festivus to all!!

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Posted by Ernie_SK on Monday, December 30, 2013 10:40 AM

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Chuk.  Great start on the IAR.  Your attention to details is

amazing,  Your crew is lovely as usual and I look forward to your next updates.  Happy new year!

Cheers,

Ernie

  Seeing double is a good thing...when it comes to wings.

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Posted by chukw on Monday, December 30, 2013 9:26 PM

I appreciate it, Ernie- cheers!

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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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:05 AM

chukw

Thanks, guys!   Jim, thta's an, um . interesting suggestion- but I think I'll stick to a female crew for  now.  ;)  I've been kept busy what with Christmas and selling my old car and more, but got back to making tiny things and then dropping them on the floor today.  I'll have an update before year's end, for sure!  Merry Christmas and Joyeaux Festivus to all!!

 

Speaking of dropping things on the floor, it's been a while since I fed my carpet monster. I'll have to do that later today.Big Smile

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Posted by subfixer on Friday, January 03, 2014 8:12 AM

Intricate as ever. Outstanding work there.

Looking forward to more.

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, January 19, 2014 8:50 PM

Thanks, gents!  Here's my first progress report for the year- enjoy!  



















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Posted by JimNTENN on Sunday, January 19, 2014 9:03 PM

That is incredible work. The paint effects and the detail work may be the best I've ever seen.

Oh, one more thing. Where can I find some beautiful assistants like yours?

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Posted by Luft Modeler on Monday, January 20, 2014 12:46 AM
BEAUTIFUL work Charles!

Watching your builds through the many years I have been keeping my eye on the tools you use. Just bough a modeling saw (needed another one) but not just any saw, the JLC saw I saw Fritzi with!

Question, what is in your tool box? I know some of the stuff you made with different pieces, but would Lili or Margo graciously show us the tools of the master?
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Posted by leemitcheltree on Monday, January 20, 2014 7:39 PM

Darn, mate......you really do make my best efforts look a little pedestrian.

Love your work, brother.  Artistry.  Just lovely.  Can't wait to see more!

Cheers, LeeTree Remember, Safety Fast!!!
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Posted by VanceCrozier on Monday, January 20, 2014 9:15 PM
Chuk!! I'm looking at this on my iPod right now, will have to check in tomorrow on a proper screen so I can get a better look at what you are up to. Love those IAR machines, looking forward to this one.

On the bench: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat; Airfix 1/72 Vampire T11; Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:04 AM

~chuckle~

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Posted by subfixer on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:20 AM

I am running out of superlatives to describe your work, chuk. But be assured that I very much like what I see.

I also bought a JLC saw because of chuk's recommendations. One of the best modeling purchases I've made. Thanks!

Lee

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 1:29 PM

Great work on the cockpit, as usual!YesYes

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Posted by chukw on Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:18 AM

Thanks, guys!   I hope to get the IP's installed this weekend.  I have to paint a portrait of my niece for her birthday, though!  ;)   I'm her favorite uncle, after all.  

My tool box?   Maybe I'll include a few shots in the next update- but you my find it disappointing.  A jumble of stuff that I can usually find without much fuss is what it is!   Hey- those JLC saws are fragile- but if (and when) you break 'em- keep the bits!  They can be glued into dowels or skewers for mini cutters and scribes- ever so handy.  

Again, thanks- and cheers!

chuk

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Posted by Ernie_SK on Sunday, February 16, 2014 10:39 AM

Great update, Chuk.  Thanks for the detailed painting narrative for the cockpit.  That will be extremely

helpful information.  I'm enjoying the build and look forward to the next updates.

Cheers,

Ernie

  Seeing double is a good thing...when it comes to wings.

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, February 23, 2014 8:51 PM

Thanks, Ernie!

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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