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About jonbryon

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    Step away from the computer!
  • 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. jonbryon

    Kitty Hawk RF-101A/C

    He must be recently out of stock as I ordered one last Wednesday and it's on its way. From experience I'd keep checking and he'll have it again soon (except for the Do17 tail which is permanently out of stock and which I REALLY WANT!). 🙂 Jon
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    CD48017 - F-94C Starfire

    Thanks 👍 Jon
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    CD48017 - F-94C Starfire

    Just got this reprint and I'm looking forward to using it next year. One quick question: the spacing between the letters of 'U.S. AIR FORCE' is much greater on the decal than on the illustration. Just out of interest, which is correct? Thanks Jon
  4. Very sad to hear this. He will be missed around here. Jon
  5. Thanks for the feedback. I can understand it is quite clean. I only had one photo of this airframe in this scheme and it's not great for showing any weathering: http://www.f-4.nl/usm46.html Hasegawa 1/48 F-4 MLG tend to be crooked because they made the retraction strut slightly too short, and it pulls the wheels inward. It only took me building nine of these kits to begin to figure that out! Jon
  6. This is the final of four 1/48 Phantoms I built concurrently: Academy's F-4N in the kit markings. Yes, you read that right: Academy got it wrong and it's an F-4N, not the F-4B they mis-marketed it as. Aftermarket is Quickboost resin seats and Hypersonic resin tailplanes and AC intakes. Finish is Mr Color varnished with GX100 polished out with Micromesh. More words and pictures at https://jonbryon.com/academy-1-48-mcdonnell-douglas-f-4n-phantom-ii/ Apologies for those of you with browsers that convert the images to those of an egg plane 😯 Comments welcome and thanks for looking. Jon
  7. Here is my third Hasegawa 1/48 Phantom that I've built concurrently: a USMC RF-4B from 1979 in the kit provided markings for VMPF-3. The only additions are True Details resin seats and a nose pitot made from Albion Alloys brass tubing. The paint is all Mr Color finished with Tamiya Semi-Gloss. A full build article and more pictures can be found at: https://jonbryon.com/hasegawa-1-48-mcdonnell-douglas-rf-4b-phantom-ii/ Apologies for those of you with browsers that convert the images into egg-planes 😯 Comments welcome and thanks for looking. Jon
  8. Thanks for the comments everyone 🙂 Jon
  9. Grrr....I have no idea how to prevent this... Thanks 🙂 Jon
  10. Here's my latest Phantom: Hasegawa's 1/48 F-4G. Additions are pitot from Albion Alloys tubing and resin seats and pylons from True Details. The decals are from the kit and the paint is all Mr Color. A fuller write-up and more photos can be viewed here: https://jonbryon.com/hasegawa-1-48-mcdonnell-douglas-f-4g-wild-weasel-v/ Comments welcome and thanks for looking. Jon
  11. jonbryon

    Decal Softener Residue

    I found that the Gunze solutions reacted with Klear/Future to leave marks. I could usually get rid of it under a matt coat. But I stopped using Klear/Future and now I use whichever gloss is made by the same manufacturer as the decal solution. Jon
  12. jonbryon

    Mig-31 Foxhound

    No, I used Traffic Grey, which they market specifically for the MiG-31. Jon
  13. jonbryon

    Mig-31 Foxhound

    I used the MRP paint and strongly dislike it. I feel it's far too pale and cool in tone. I wish I'd used the Akan shade (which I was very happy with on my MiG-23). https://jonbryon.com/amk-1-48-mikoyan-mig-31bs-foxhound/ Jon
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    Hasegawa 1/48 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II

    It never ceases to amaze me just how far you can push Mr Color. This morning I painted about 25% of the upper surfaces of an F-4 with about 3 drops of paint (highly thinned, obviously) over a black base. The bottles are small, but they last ages!