I.A.R.-80A – Hobby Boss – 1/48

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  • Last reply 3 weeks, 6 days ago
  • ARR, IAR80, Romania
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  • Bogdan Ionete said 3 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Hello guys
    Not one but four(4) I.A.R.-80, all of them code number 42. Started as always with the cockpit. More to come

    4 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Louis Gardner said 3 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Now this is my kind of building……………. I like it !!!! Excellent choice of subject too.

    I’ll be looking forward to seeing your next update.

  • david leigh-smith said 3 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Interesting subject, Bogdan. I always think it looks like the bastard child of an FW Dora and a Corsair, but it predates both.

    I’ll be keeping an eye on this project, for sure.

  • Craig Abrahamson said 3 months, 2 weeks ago:

    As will I…… 🙂

  • Bogdan Ionete said 3 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Going forward
    A nice coat of light blue(RLM76) on the cockpit and side walls

    3 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Bogdan Ionete said 3 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Cockpits done
    First one closed without problems

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  • Louis Gardner said 3 months, 2 weeks ago:

    You’re not wasting any time !!!!!!! It looks great too……….. looks like the fit is nice too. Great to know, since I have one of these in the stash. If you run into problems can you post them as a guide for us to use for future builds ???

    Are the seat belts included with the kit, or did you have to purchase them separately ???

    Looking forward to your next installment………… Thanks

  • Bogdan Ionete said 3 months, 2 weeks ago:

    The seat belts are non painted PE’s included with the kit.
    There are some mistakes that HobbyBoss did, but nothing to worry :
    – the seat and the headrest must be separate
    -the wing configuration allow you to build only machines from 1-50.
    -the engine kit doesn’t look at all like a GnomeRhone K-14
    -other minor differences
    I will keep you updated.

  • Bogdan Ionete said 3 months, 1 week ago:

    Three of them closed

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  • Louis Gardner said 3 months, 1 week ago:

    Thanks for answering the questions I had, and for posting the progress photos………. Looks good !!!
    At this rate, you will be painting them soon…………….. 🙂

  • Bogdan Ionete said 3 months ago:

    ready for the wings assembly (Ferguson excluded)

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  • Bogdan Ionete said 2 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Two of them are ready
    Small gaps underside, but nothing to worry

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  • Bogdan Ionete said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Instrument panels and gunsights are on, next move: windshields.

    3 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Louis Gardner said 2 months ago:

    I like what I’m seeing !!!!! How do you like building planes in this “Iron Werks” fashion ??? I have found that it takes less time for me and I can get more done.

    Looks great my friend.

  • Bogdan Ionete said 2 months ago:

    Let see
    Canopies on
    Landing gears on

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