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IAR 81C- the Icaerodesign 1/48 kit
chukw1
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California, United States
Joined: November 28, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 03:18 PM UTC
Time for a new project- and a new helper or two. Meet Lili!



























Mcleod
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 03:40 PM UTC
Really looking forward to this, Chuck. The kit looks very nice, indeed.
eseperic
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: November 06, 2009
KitMaker: 624 posts
AeroScale: 609 posts
Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 08:50 PM UTC
Hi Chuck,

I am with you on this one, as always! Can't wait to see more girls

It's a beautiful kit, and I have no doubts that you'll turn it into a real beauty!

All the best,
Entoni
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 1,617 posts
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 09:08 PM UTC
Hello Chuck,

To me the preparations you take, the design in presentation is like art.
I'm in to follow this.

Regards,

Robert Jan
Caerbannog
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: August 15, 2013
KitMaker: 8 posts
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 09:24 PM UTC
Very nice - I have an eye on this kit from its announcement because of the very promising design of the kit itself. I am not that much interested in the IAR but the kit looks great :-)
Rene
Edit - Oh cute helper you have there - as usual... :-D
russamotto
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Utah, United States
Joined: December 14, 2007
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 01:40 AM UTC
Looking forward to the step by step. Already learned from this one with the aquarium filter mesh bag for little parts. Thank you.
GhostHawk
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Cordoba, Argentina
Joined: January 27, 2011
KitMaker: 268 posts
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 03:22 AM UTC
Hi,

everybody is here...!

... all the best,

Diego
Joel_W
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AUTOMODELER
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New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 10:25 AM UTC
Chuck, I'm already subscribing to follow along with every update. I've never attempted a resin kit, so it's going to be a real learning experience for me. Looking forward to yours and Lili's next update.

Joel

gconterio
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Florida, United States
Joined: June 24, 2010
KitMaker: 66 posts
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:15 AM UTC
I just received my IAR 81C about a month ago. It really is a spectacular kit! I am just finishing-up a Mustang, and have been thinking about doing a dual build, the Icaerodesign kit alongside one of my old LTD IAR 80 kits. Can't ever seem to do things the easy way.
Merlin
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:17 AM UTC
Nice one Chuck!

Having got the kit, I'm looking forward to your build. I'd also recommend Radu's supplementary decals.

My better half is already bemoaning that fact that Lili doesn't have a male counterpart - and I have to admit I can see her point. How are you are drawing "Chippendales"?

All the best

Rowan
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:53 AM UTC

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My better half is already bemoaning that fact that Lili doesn't have a male counterpart - and I have to admit I can see her point. How are you are drawing "Chippendales"?



I want to find out that as well. Can't we have a Nice Romanian pilot, good pecs and he constantly spills oil or something on his shirt so he has to take it off?
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 12:31 PM UTC
I can already see how this build blog is going to be extremely popular.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 02:54 PM UTC

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Can't we have a Nice Romanian pilot, good pecs and he constantly spills oil or something on his shirt so he has to take it off?



Chuck, here's your model model - Valeriu. He's ready to put those big arms to use hand-propping an IAR K.14-IV C32:


Feel free to illustrate Vali! Sorry about the oily shirt.
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 04:10 PM UTC
Can't wait to see how this one turns out, Chuck.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 05:04 PM UTC
Actually Fred I had someone more like this in mind
chukw1
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California, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 03:54 AM UTC
Thanks, everyone! I won't deny that this kit does pose some challenges- but so far the fit seems great, and without any additions will make a beautiful model. That said, I can't help but plumb the cockpit, and since an open cowl is provided I'll just have to jazz up that spectacular engine.

As for shirtless males- well, you ladies have your fantasies and I have mine. ;D
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 04:26 AM UTC
Hey Fred, talk about a gut!!

Joel
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 08:59 AM UTC

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Hey Fred, talk about a gut!!




I resemble that remark.

Removed by original poster on 11/12/13 - 21:00:34 (GMT).
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 09:06 AM UTC
Hi Chuck,

Was the Yee Ah Reh flush-riveted from the cockpit back? I always thought the IAR fighters were good looking airframes.
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 10:01 AM UTC
Fred,
I should know, I had a pretty fair size one myself for years. I was 5'11", 232lbs, 42 inch waist, & a 18 inch neck. Just didn't much care for the way I looked. Last Jan I decided to take control. Went on a 1,500 cal/day diet, slowly worked my way up to 2 1/2 miles per day (jogging), and by the middle of July reached my goals: 180 lbs, 36 inch waist, and a 15 inch neck. I know live on 2,000 cal/'day, and still jog 2 1/2 miles 4-5 days per week. Feel great, but still look old (I'm 66 come this Thursday).

Joel
jhoog59
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Florida, United States
Joined: November 13, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 03:28 AM UTC
Great subject looking forward to this build and more Lili
MS406C
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Landes, France
Joined: May 22, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 07:02 AM UTC
My old friend, here a couple of pics of mine finished!




Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 02:02 AM UTC
Jean, Outstanding. Really well done. Your weathering has that "used but not abused look" I really prefer.

Joel
wampablo
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United Kingdom
Joined: January 20, 2012
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 09:32 AM UTC
hey chuk,
i really enjoy watching your work take shape ive been modelling on and off for a couple of years now and ive looked at most of your posts you are a real inspiration and an artist.

do you have any plans for anything modern ? i think im going through a faze of doing helicopters at the minute but before that it was ww2 aircraft. not posted any work on here yet but i will do soon.

hope you post another update soon