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Carpathian Eagle…1/48 Industria Aeronautică Română IAR-80, Royal Romanian Airforce

Built in 2017. IAR-80 from Hobby Boss. Not a bad kit, but partly a bit simple and less detail. The ailerons and flaps are molded in one piece so my dad cut them apart to give the model some more life.
EZ Line for aerials, decals from RB Productions, painted with Tamiya XF-81 RAF Dark Green and Gunze H417 RLM76.

The model shows an aircraft of Escadrilla 42/52 Vanatoare in 1941.

22 additional images. Click to enlarge.


7 responses to Carpathian Eagle…1/48 Industria Aeronautică Română IAR-80, Royal Romanian Airforce

  1. love that plane! great job.

  2. The IAR-80 is is a plane I love a lot, Reinhard; it’s really nice to see it built by your father, with his usual excellency.
    From your comments, I might assume that HB could have put more detail at this modern mold…

  3. Beautiful build of a beautiful plane, Reinhard.
    Well done.

  4. That is a nice looking little plane. I’ve never heard of it, but if I squint I see some of the Hughes racer in its lines! (Especially with the cockpit that far back on the fuselage!) I think I know who one of the possible pilots may have been…..

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  5. Nice work as usual.

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