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Bogdan Ionete
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I.A.R.-80 - HobbyBoss - 1/48

July 16, 2020 · in Aviation · · 14 Comments

I.A.R.- 80 nr. 26
Escadrila de Experiențe - Pipera march 1941

Kit Hobbyboss 1:48
Paints from MR.PAINT Dark Green/Dark Earth/Sky/US DarkGhostGrey/Duraluminium
Decals RB Productions RB-D48021
Metal tubes Albion Alloys Precision Metals(antenna mast, Pitot tube, machine-guns)
Antenna wire Rigging AMMO by Mig Jimenez .03
Canopy Masks - Pmask Pk48103
Cyanocrylate adhesive Colle21 black
A lot of fun!

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14 responses

  1. This is a wonderful build, Bogdan!
    The Hobbyboss kit looks good. Makes it a very attractive kit to buy and build, far easier than the previous LTD, I suppose.
    Paint scheme is absolutely striking; I cannot recall ever seeing it before.
    Makes me wanting to know more about the Escadrila de Experiențe and their works.
    Again, a masterpiece! Congratulations!

  2. It's much better than the LTD kit. Much better.
    Escadrile de Experiențe was a test squadron meant to make trials aimed at testing the improvements and modifications suggested by pilots.
    The b/w photo was taken still in factory alongside other aircraft awaiting completion.
    Thanks for your kind words.

  3. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Very nice job on this rare plane Bogdan, nice, clean and sharp.

  4. Very good build, Bogdan. @bogdan_ionete
    Rigging, weathering, paint job, all comes out very nice.
    Just one question, did you use .03 rigging (as mentioned in your writing) or the .02 as shown in the image?

  5. Terrific model. I didn't really know much about this plane until recently when I was doing some reading on the B-24 raid on Ploesti. The Romanians attacked the B-24s with this plane & Me109s. The paint scheme on your model is not only unusual, but very well executed.

  6. Well done Bogdan, colorful paint job as well. This aircraft reminds me so much of Howard Hughes H-1 Racer. Just looks like its built for speed.

  7. Exquisite build! This aircraft is one of the coolest looking of the period, as is the case with some rarer, lesser known fighters (Dewoitine, Macchi 202/205 etc).

  8. beautiful build, and I love that scheme! Well done.

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