1/48 Hobby Boss Romanian IAR-80
This summer a bunch of photographs surfaced from a movie studio archive depicting some IAR-80`s in a very sorry state. The photographs were taken in 1954 during the production of a movie and stayed unknown until recently.
IAR-80 was the main fighter of the Romanian Air Force during World War II, of local conception and production, some 450 were produced before and during the war. Very few details were known about the state of those fighters during the years after the war, it seems that during the 50
s there were still 80 of them around, 48 incapable of flying, the rest used for training. The surfaced photographs would be a great source of inspiration for a model, but instead I chose to drape a 1/48 Hobby Boss kit in some decals from RB Productions. Hope youll like it.
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