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

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  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 7:17 PM

SubarooMike

Those anime-style girls are freaky, however.

But in a good way.Wink  I can't wait to see the new helpers!  Cool

Gary


"All you mugs need to get busy building, and post pics!"

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    May, 2014
Posted by SubarooMike on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 5:09 PM

Great build; I really appreciate you explain how you did the antenna.  Those anime-style girls are freaky, however.

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 11:42 AM

Why not try a Maschinen Krieger kit, Chuck?

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 11:22 AM

My most sincere thanks to all- what a great bunch you are!  

Jim, I sure hope all is well!

As for my next build, look for an interesting figure painting project (done, but in need of client approval), a return to a diorama on the shelf of doom, and then a nice US aircraft form the Vietnam conflict, complete with new helpers! 

Again, my thanks- and cheers!

chuk

  • Member since
    February, 2003
Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 4:01 PM

Nice saves and a fantastic model! (I haven't spent much time lately at my own workbench, in large part because I had surgery a few weeks ago.) After all that, it's definitely time to celebrate, put some steaks on the grill (I'll have mine rare, pleaseBig Smile) and grab a nice cold one! And we'll all have to speculate on what's the next build. Maybe a B-36 Peacemaker; I've always liked that one, or perhaps one of those really weird German planes from World War II. 

Thanks once again for all your builds!

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

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    June, 2007
  • From: Germantown, Wisc.
Posted by Hartmann352 on Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:35 AM

Wonderful as always. Such patience and attention to detail.

Can't wait for the next subject. Any ETA on that? Chuck, do you delve into the larger scales?

Bye Lili, Margo, Marina, and MAGDA!

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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    April, 2010
  • From: North west Indiana
Posted by emelen on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:34 PM

I've been hooked since your Me 410, keep on gluing.......

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    February, 2014
  • From: N. MS
Posted by CN Spots on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:17 PM

Man, I leaned a lot on this journey!  Outstanding work throughout the entire project!  

Thanks for taking us along.

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    January, 2010
Posted by CrashTestDummy on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:20 PM

Texgunner

CrashTestDummy

Beautiful work, Chuk, as usual!  The photography is awesome, and I have to keep reminding myself that his is _just_ 1:72 scale. 

Regards,

Gene Beaird

Uh, Gene, it's 1/48 scale I believe...check the thread title!  Big Smile

Gary

and, it is incredible work!   It's a beautifully built model Chuk.Bow DownBow DownBow Down

I like the girls too.Embarrassed

Oops!  Confusion with another build.  It's still an awesome build!

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

  • Member since
    January, 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:56 PM

Good lord......you're scary mate.......

Remember Wayne's World........WE ARE NOT WORTHY!!!  WE ARE NOT WORTHY!!!!

Awesome.

Cheers, LeeTree Remember, Safety Fast!!!
  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:56 PM

Another great one, Chuck.  Thanks for the memories!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:32 PM

Stick out tongueWow

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:29 PM

CrashTestDummy

Beautiful work, Chuk, as usual!  The photography is awesome, and I have to keep reminding myself that his is _just_ 1:72 scale. 

Regards,

Gene Beaird

Uh, Gene, it's 1/48 scale I believe...check the thread title!  Big Smile

Gary

and, it is incredible work!   It's a beautifully built model Chuk.Bow DownBow DownBow Down

I like the girls too.Embarrassed


"All you mugs need to get busy building, and post pics!"

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:05 PM

Excellent build and build blog, Chuck!  Your builds make me feel like I just learned to walk erect this morning and am now in search of the secret of making fire.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2013
Posted by bvallot on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:47 PM

Yes Yes

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:34 PM

And Pfennig CAN'T be pleased that you haven't shown what's next!!

:-)

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

  • Member since
    January, 2010
Posted by CrashTestDummy on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:33 PM

Beautiful work, Chuk, as usual!  The photography is awesome, and I have to keep reminding myself that his is _just_ 1:72 scale.  

Your WIPs are both inspiring and frustrating at the same time.  I still learn so much and try to remember your tips, and tech to try on my own very slow builds.  Thanks again.

Regards,

Gene Beaird

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:14 PM

Thanks, BV!

Well, this one's done at last. Like every build, this has been a real learning experience for me, and I hope I've been successful in sharing what I've picked up through the highs and lows. Thanks to all for reading along!









































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    June, 2013
Posted by bvallot on Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:11 PM

I look forward to soldering up some parts myself soon.  It's the one thing I haven't really just pulled off without much trouble.  Always glad to see some good examples.  =]

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 1:16 PM

Thanks, my friend!  The fixer is a nice surprise indeed.  I am loving the use of pigments, and will be trying this with ordinary pastels.  Cheers!

Here's Dodging Bullets Part 2- Marina is just tuckered out from all the engine work she's put in.  Read on, Bold Modeler!

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    June, 2013
Posted by bvallot on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 1:43 PM

I really enjoy these installments Chuck.  =D  I'm waiting on the edge of my seat for the next one.  And very happy to hear mention of the pigment fixer for MiG pigments.  I haven't fooled with them too much...but I haven't exactly been successful at maintaining the look I aim to achieve.  It seems to disappear almost entirely.  So thanks for throwing me a bone. =]

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 11:49 AM

Haha, thanks, guys- and a happy new year to all!

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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Posted by bvallot on Friday, December 19, 2014 12:15 AM

Very nicely done here Chuk. =]

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

  • Member since
    January, 2010
Posted by CrashTestDummy on Monday, December 15, 2014 4:26 PM

Okay, I know you mentioned the scale early on, but having the cotton swab for scale is really eye-opening.  You failed to mention that most of your work had to be under a microscope!  

Nice work, sir!

Gene Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 15, 2014 1:46 PM

Truly incredible from start to finish. I am so stunned with you level of scratch and detail I'm not sure I learned anything here. I am just in awe of you skills. Awesome !!  Bow Down

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, December 15, 2014 11:58 AM

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:21 PM

Those complex curves really stand out when dressed right!

.............the paint and decal work look really good, too ! Big Smile

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:09 PM

My friends, I thank you! 

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



























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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:28 PM

Nice saves there!Yes

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

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