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jonbryon

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    Geology, Theology, guitar playing, 1/48 military aircraft, boardgaming

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  1. Gunze GX113 thinned with Mr Rapid Thinner gives a very flat finish. Jon
  2. Thanks. The blades are moulded with an upward bent, and I am definitely not happy with them. Sadly I do not have the courage to try heating and bending... Cheers Jon
  3. Well here's a kit I've not seen finished very often: Sky Models' 1/48 Beech T-34C Turbo Mentor. It was produced in 1999 and they never made any decals for it. This is finished in a mix of Mr Color and Hataka laquers with (rather inaccurate) decals from the later Czech Model kit. It's all resin aside from the poorly made vacformed canopy. It's rather crude, and one of the most challenging paint schemes I've ever undertaken, and I've written an extensive build article here: https://jonbryon.com/sky-models-1-48-beechcraft-t-34c-turbo-mentor Any comments welcome Jon
  4. There are no real great options for these aircraft. I've built all three of them, and when I made my choices general consensus on the internet was that: Best MiG-15 is the Trumpeter kit (but there is an issue with the sweep angle of the vertical stab). Best MiG-17 is the Hobby Boss kit (but the radar-nosed version is less accurate) Best MiG-19 is the Trumpeter kit (because it's pretty much the only one out there. The radar-nosed version is less accurate) HTH Jon https://jonbryon.com/mig15uti-html/ https://jonbryon.com/mig17f-html/ https://jonbryon.com/mig19pm-html/
  5. Mr Color 365 is what Gunze reckon you should use. Jon
  6. Thanks guys. I am humbled by your comments. Jon
  7. Hello all, I posted this in Critique Corner, but thought it might be appreciated here too. I am very grateful for this forum and Jet Modelling; goldmines of useful information. Thanks to all of you with expertise that you are willing to share. This is my latest build: my second 1/48 AH-64D this year, this time as an Israeli AH-64D-I Saraf. The basic kit is Hasegawa and the conversion is from Wingman Models, including the decals. Gun, pitots and tail aerial are from Master. Paint is Hataka lacquer applied freehand. A full build article, describing how this all went together and what is wrong with it, is here: https://jonbryon.com/hasegawa-1-48-boeing-ah-64d-i-saraf/ Thanks for looking. Jon
  8. Hello all, This is my latest build: my second 1/48 AH-64D this year, this time as an Israeli AH-64D-I Saraf. The basic kit is Hasegawa and the conversion is from Wingman Models, including the decals. Gun, pitots and tail aerial are from Master. Paint is Hataka lacquer applied freehand. A full build article, describing how this all went together and what is wrong with it, is here: https://jonbryon.com/hasegawa-1-48-boeing-ah-64d-i-saraf/ Thanks for looking. Jon
  9. Thanks! What Israbook is that? I don't seem to be able to find it... Jon
  10. Hello, Soon I will be starting on Hasegawa's 1/48 A-4H kit, which provides parts for an early H (i.e. short tailpipe, no DEFA guns and no hump). I want to use the kit markings for '03' which Hasegawa says are for 1969. I have spent ages looking at photos of early Hs and got confused regarding the guns. There certainly seem to be early operational A-4Hs with the original Colt guns fitted. Does anyone know when exactly the DEFA cannons were fitted to the A-4H fleet? I have ordered some Quickboost DEFA guns which I would like to fit if suitable for a 1969 airframe just to differentiate this model from the other 8 Skyhawks I have 🙂 Thanks Jon
  11. I didn't know what I was doing when I used the paint and did not polish it. The end result looks the same as if I'd used Alclad. Jon
  12. The underside of this was airbrushed with Mr Metal Color Aluminium thinned with Mr Leveling Thinner, but that was back in 2007: Jon
  13. Which boxing did you get? Hasegawa have released at least three AH-64D JGSDF kits: 09452 (this definitely is identical to the first US Army AH-64D plastic with only new decals), 09747 (which I believe only comes with different decals) and 07242. Jon
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