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Giannis Kaltapanidis (skarabaios)

#3 IAR-80

Romanian Air Force / Grupal 9 / Bucharest 1943


Giannis Kaltapanidis
At last... It took me quite some time to learn and apply new (for me...) techniques but I enjoyed it!
Overall a good kit, with good fitting, quality plastic, easy to build.

Many thanks to my good friend, mentor and exceptional modeller, George Tetsios who managed to clean my milky white canopy, moments before i throw it from my balcony...

Cheers mate!
10 June 2020, 15:49
Giannis Kaltapanidis
Someone... Anybody!
Come on guys, give me some love here...
11 June 2020, 13:16
Hadn't seen it before, looks good
11 June 2020, 13:44
Here I am. Very beautiful build Giannis. And rule No. 1 is: never step on a balcony when modelling!
11 June 2020, 13:48
Giannis Kaltapanidis
Thank you so much, you kind gentlemen!
Spontaneous manifestations of admiration are much appreciated!
(How on earth can you put a favicon here???)

Rule #1 noted Neuling (LOL). Please proceed to #2 while I'm still mentally healthy...
11 June 2020, 16:03
Alexander Perov
The only work of the antenna mast should pass through the windshield and the lower exhaust tubes also did not hurt to paint but it is fixable
11 June 2020, 17:13
Alexander Perov
and overall a great job
11 June 2020, 17:15
Giannis Kaltapanidis
Thank's for the advice Alexander! You are right. There is very little material about this aircraft on the internet so I had little to none photo reference. I had to rely on the instruction sheet which most of the time is inaccurate.
11 June 2020, 17:26
Alexander Perov
my albums have this machine if you're interested there's something to see
11 June 2020, 17:41
Giannis Kaltapanidis
Absolutely. Thanks again.
11 June 2020, 18:31
Roberto Rocat
Good work! 👍
16 June 2020, 14:30
Nathan Dempsey
I built the old 1:48 LTD kit of this aircraft. I think yours came out superb🙂
16 June 2020, 14:48
Giannis Kaltapanidis
Thank you guys!
I saw your album Nathan. Great job for such an old kit...
16 June 2020, 17:51
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Πολυ ωραια δουλεια Γιαννη. Μπραβο
16 June 2020, 17:55
Giannis Kaltapanidis
Ευχαριστώ ρε Νίκο! Μου έβγαλε την ψυχή αλλά το έφερα βόλτα! 🙂 🙂
16 June 2020, 17:57
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Το φτιαξες τζαμι και σε πληθωρικη κλιμακα. Καλη για συλλογη η 1/72 αλλα ψιλικατζιδικη. Στην 1/48 εχεις αλλο αερα
16 June 2020, 18:35
James C
Awesome looking build and a cool subject. 👍
16 June 2020, 18:50
Lochsa River
the weathering is so complete...right down to mud splats....it looks like it actually exists...super job
16 June 2020, 18:53
Giannis Kaltapanidis
Thanks guys! Much appreciated
17 June 2020, 05:31
Peter chiu
Great work, I like these less well known planes
16 August 2021, 22:30
Giannis Kaltapanidis
Thank you Peter! I like them too...
17 August 2021, 12:07
Rui S
Cool work, well done 👍
17 August 2021, 12:41
Giannis Kaltapanidis
Thank's Rui!
17 August 2021, 17:23
Nice to meet you sir. Thanks for the comment!
I love the weathering on your stuff!!!
5 September 2021, 01:51
Giannis Kaltapanidis
Thank you mate! Stay strong...
5 September 2021, 07:20
Great job Giannis. What specific colors you used for this kit?
2 December 2021, 09:10
Giannis Kaltapanidis
Thank you Marcin!
I used the colours specified in the instruction sheet (scalemates.com/products/img/3/8/6/1003386-99-instructions.pdf), all from Mr.Hobby range.
2 December 2021, 16:04
Alexander Perov
very picturesque and beautiful but there are two inaccuracies .mast antenna runs through the entire visor and the rods of the hydraulic cylinders cleaning the landing gear racks should not be painted in the color of the cylinders
3 December 2021, 10:56


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1:48 IAR 80 (HobbyBoss 81757)
IAR 80
RO Aeronautica Regală Română (Romanian Royal Aeronautics 1915-1941)
Grupal 9
Dark Green, Earth over Light Blue

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