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About jonbryon

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  • Birthday 03/06/1978

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

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  1. Thanks for the reply. I can wait 🙂 Jon
  2. I pre-ordered the sheet with Hannants. Did they get a shipment or will have to wait for the reprint? Thanks Jon
  3. Thanks Gwen. I'm not focus stacking the images. I just shoot at a very high f number (usually f29 or f32). Jon
  4. Hello all, Here is my latest project: HobbyBoss' 1/48 Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat. This is from the F8F-1B boxing and with decals by Superscale. In the end, most of the markings are masked and painted and only the stencils on the rudder are from that sheet. The wheels are by BarracudaCast. My additions were seatbelts (Eduard generic set), the whip antenna, underwing pitot, small pylons (from Hasegawa late F4U kits) and the light on the top fuselage. Paint is Mr Color 365 Gross (sic) Sea Blue. A write up of making this kit is available here: https://jonbryon.com/hobbyboss-1-48
  5. Hello all, I finished this about a month ago. It's AFV Club's 1/48 AIDC F-CK-1C Ching Kuo built straight from the box. The paint is mostly Mr Color and the eagle emblem on the tail, along with the stylised ROC star, is masked using home made masks cut on a Silhouette cutter. The rest of the markings are from the kit. A full build article is available here: https://jonbryon.com/afv-club-1-48-aidc-f-ck-1c-ching-kuo/ Thanks for looking, and comments welcome. Jon
  6. Early 'N's did not have the intake fairings, so you make those. Like this one: Jon
  7. Agreed. It's rather limiting as the markings I want to do have the early cap. If anyone has an Academy kit lying around, could they try test fitting the early cap from that? I have a couple of those spare. Cheers Jon
  8. Thanks for this reply. I was hoping for something more MV-22ish (which has been received pretty well), but it looks like it's still a mixed bag. Overall shape is what I am most interested in, and I seem to recall the Italeri kit was faulted for the shape of the front upper fuselage (I'm not sure what that area's called - the front rotor mast housing?). I can live without a decent interior as I would button the thing up. I'll keep an eye out for more opinions as it's released. Jon
  9. Compared to the Italeri kit, is it a good or bad thing the HB is a scaled down version of the Trumpy 1/35 kit? Basically, is the 1/35 kit any good? Hannants now have it on pre-order, so I'm kind of interested in getting this. Jon
  10. This is a wonderful model. The body work on that nose is excellent (as is everything else). Jon
  11. I don't think that's quite correct. There were a fair few kits between the F-94 and the TF-9. In 1/48 the F-35s, Mirage F.1s and Jaguars were all prior to the two-seat Cougar. Jon
  12. You have done a lovely job on this. I am making the same F-CK-1C you made at the moment. Jon
  13. Thanks. In what way? Is it just slow? Cheers Jon
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