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About jonbryon

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  • Birthday 03/06/1978

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

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  1. Hello all, This is my first kit of 2019 and plugs a gap in my series of MiG jets. It's ICM's 1/48 MiG-25PDS in kit decals and with Cold War Studios resin ventral fins. The paint is a mixture of MRP and Akan finished with Gunze GX113 matt coat. It was a a fun kit, although not without it's problems. It's also huge! Many more photos and words on my website: https://jonbryon.com/icm-1-48-mikoyan-gurevich-mig-25pds-foxbat-e/ Comments welcome and thanks for looking. Jon (Apologies to those for whom the images are distorted. No idea how or why that occurs; it looks fine on all the PCs I've used to view this page.)
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    workflow improvement

    I wrote this on the subject: https://jonbryon.com/2018/06/19/on-increasing-productivity/ Jon
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    Correcting Hobby Boss FB-111 intakes

    Yes, I believe the items are still made in Russia. That's certainly where they are posted from. I have not tried to fit the intakes to the HB kit although I've been led to believe they will fit with some minor work. Jon
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    Correcting Hobby Boss FB-111 intakes

    Are you sure? I ordered from DMold in December and, as usual, the items came from Russia. I'm in the UK and postage was very reasonable. Jon
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    Photos of MiG-25PDS Blue 56

    Thanks. That one is in Ukranian markings. Was it the same airframe? Cheers Jon
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    Photos of MiG-25PDS Blue 56

    Fantastic! Thank you 🙂 Jon
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    Photos of MiG-25PDS Blue 56

    Thanks HomeBe - I've seen that too. I've not given it much credence as the artist thinks the nose and tail dialectric panels are green! One of the things I'd like to establish is whether the anti-glare panel was neatly painted with a hard edge, or badly sprayed with a fuzzy edge. Cheers Jon
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    Photos of MiG-25PDS Blue 56

    Hello, I'm building ICM's 1/48 MiG-25PDS, which is pretty nice. I want to use one of the kit options, which is Blue 56 from 146GvIAP at Vasilkov in 1989 (according to the instructions). I've done a fair amount of googling and have two monographs on the MiG-25, but cannot find any photos of this aircraft. Does anyone know of any that ICM may have used as their source material? And while I'm at it, I've not found a single decent photo of the top of an operational MiG-25, especially around the engine area. Anyone know of any? Many thanks for any help Jon
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    Painting turn table

    Thanks for the replies. Jon
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    Painting turn table

    I'd like to get a turn table to assist with painting and I see Tamiya do one. My question is, can it be clamped in some way so it doesn't rotate when you don't want it to? Does anyone know of any turn tables with such a feature? Thanks Jon
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    A-10 Thunderbolt II in 1/48 scale: What Brand?

    Some people prefer the Italeri to the Hobby Boss. I think the market is still waiting for a better A-10. In the meantime, I have gone with HB... Jon
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    MiG-25PDS Intakes

    Thanks Marvin - that's really helpful! Jon
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    MiG-25PDS Intakes

    Hello, I'm building ICM's 1/48 MiG-25PDS, which is pretty nice. They say I should paint the inside of intakes in steel, but the problem is I don't know where the demarcation should be between this and the camouflage grey. Does the grey wrap around the intake lips, or not? I'm making the Soviet option. Thanks for any help Jon
  14. Here is my latest and final build for 2018: Hasegawa's 1/48 F-40E Warhawk in Brazilian markings from 1953. The decals are by FCM and are absolutely terrible. The paint is Mr Color 8 Silver. A full build article is at https://jonbryon.com/hasegawa-1-48-curtiss-f-40e-warhawk/. I am aware the area behind the rear canopy should probably be silver. Comments welcome and thanks for looking. Jon
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    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