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Jon Bryon

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Jon Bryon last won the day on February 14 2017

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About Jon Bryon

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    Board war-gaming, guitar, crosswords, scale modelling (1/48 post-WWII aircraft), continental plate tectonics, Lego

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  1. Thanks everyone for the comments Yep, they became F-40E/K/M/N as you can see from the tail codes According to the book 'Curtiss P-40 in Brasil' this happened in 1952. Jon
  2. 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
  3. Me too. I definitely would have bought this were it what I consider to be a decent representation. I personally feel the shapes are way too off for me to consider a purchase. Jon
  4. I'm glad it's not just me! I wish I had been able to add the pylons Jon
  5. Thanks. The description of how I made the pull handles is at https://jonbryon.com/hasegawa-1-48-mcdonnell-douglas-f-4e-phantom-ii/. Essentially it's just cotton thread coated with PVA. 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/ 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/ Comments welcome and thanks for looking.. Jon
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    MiG-25BM conversion set for ICM kit

    In the UK the Revell boxing has generally been available for a lot less than the ICM boxing. Jon
  9. There's gonna be a fight at your stand anyway, for the Canberra canopies Jon
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    Flagon A to E ever possible?

    The Trumpy Flagon-A is more like an A than their F is like an F, if you follow me. My list of problems with the F is here: https://jonbryon.com/su15tm-html/ The list of problems for the A should be shorter... The Flagon-E was a Su-15T, not TM. The 'Boeing Killer' is now considered to have been a Flagon-A, not an F. Jon
  11. Jon Bryon

    Roden 1/48th O-1 Bird Dog

    It's a mystery to me why 1/48 kits of this aircraft have always had such ridiculously high retail prices for such a simple aircraft. Jon
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    Scale Aircraft Modelling Sept 2018

    My statistics were from Vol 40 #9. Your comment on value for money is fair enough, but part of your original claim was that '[modelling magazines] all seem determined to reduce to number of 1:72 kits to just about nothing.' That's patently false and 1/72 is still the best represented scale in a number of magazines. Jon
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    Scale Aircraft Modelling Sept 2018

    What do you mean? This is a breakdown of build articles (not first looks, in the box reviews, etc.) from this month's magazines: Scale Aircraft Modelling: 1/48: 1 1/72: 9 1/144: 1 Military Airplane International: 1/48: 2 1/72: 2 1/144: 1 Scale Aviation Modeller International: 1/16: 1 1/48: 2 1/72: 5 Airfix Model World (aircraft articles only): 1/32: 1 1/48: 2 1/72: 2 I'd say 1/72 scale modellers have nothing to complain about (1/32 would this month!), but then I'm a 1/48-only modeller. In reality, the perception that 'our' scale is under-represented is a function of the hobby being rather wide and our interests rather narrow. Jon
  14. Thanks everyone for the comments! They were built together, so it's just painting and finishing time Jon
  15. 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