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About jonbryon

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

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  1. Last one for 2019: Airfix's 1/48 Seafire F.XVII with markings from the kit. Only additions are an Eduard PE harness and Master gun barrels (I know, I know, wrong for shape for a Seafire...). Paint is MRP (top) and Mr Color (underneath). First attempt at hairspray chipping and first real attempt at using oils over a flattish clear coat. Full build article and more photos here: https://jonbryon.com/airfix-1-48-supermarine-seafire-f-xvii/ Comments welcome & thanks for looking. Jon
  2. I want this! Where can I get it! 🙂 Jon
  3. No. Because the UH-1N and UH-1D have different rotors. Jon
  4. Gunze GX113 thinned with Mr Rapid Thinner gives a very flat finish. Jon
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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/
  8. Mr Color 365 is what Gunze reckon you should use. Jon
  9. Thanks guys. I am humbled by your comments. Jon
  10. 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
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