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Hobby Boss IAR 80 A 1/48th


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This is my rendition of the IAR 80 A from the Romanian Air Force in WWII. Having built the superlative IAR 81C from Icaerodesign, I did get myself a Hobby Boss IAR 80A, basically the same airframe with different wings an armament. To speak the truth this model is very decent and dimensions and details are pretty good. If you want to explore those nice sleek looking fighters, buy the Radu Brinzan book on the subject published by SAM Publications, as everything, and I mean everything is inside this book. Depending on the serial number of your model, you will find precisely what to do. The whole plane was riveted. Mine is number 135, and on this serie the reinforcement on the fuselage just after the canopy must be sand as it was riveted from inside. The main mistake is in the space between the wheel wells which is too short by 1mm and a half. A little surgery and a plastic shim to get the proper spacing will do the trick. I have also used for the first time the set dedicated to the IAR 80 from Quinta Studio, and I was surprised about how good and easy it was to use! And so here is n° 135 from Esc 47Vt/Gr.9Vt based in Pipera in August 42!

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Nice one there! Especially love the shots with the dark clouds. Impressive work!

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27 minutes ago, GiampieroSilvestri said:

Extraordinaire Jean!

Est-ce que t'a pris une photo du ciel au dessus de Ploumogeur comme image de fond?

 

Saluti

 

Giampiero

En ce moment c'est bien possible!

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Excellent build and indeed a sleek and beautiful aircraft.

The photos under the open sky look really convincing to me.

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Beautifully built and photographed as always. I really like the `angry` sky too

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