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Jon Bryon

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  1. I did not remove much plastic and just did the whole thing with Milliput. I don't think I went that far up the tail. In the subsequent sanding I would have removed some of the plastic base. Jon
  2. Yep, that's what I did. Only technique tip I can offer is to rescribe in the Milliput using a razor saw. My modelling has improved a lot since then, so the final model was not great, but that joint did tidy up rather well Good luck! Jon
  3. I used this set back in 2015 on the two-seater and found exactly the same problem. I wrote about it here: https://jonbryon.com/mig15uti-html/ In the end I used Milliput Superfine White to smooth the transition and it looked like this when done: I agree that it's not worth the effort. Jon
  4. New fuselage correction set by AMUR Reaver: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/310913-which-148-su-17-fitter/&tab=comments#comment-2983960 $11 + P&P sounds good. Jon
  5. F-22 in 2009. That GR.5 is bound to be popular. I guess when I bought it in 2005 as a 'Limited Edition' it wasn't so limited after all...the boxart is identical and I assume the contents will be too. Jon
  6. I actually think that, compared to the 1990s for example, the current variety in the various magazines has never been better in terms of scale, era and subject matter. WWII is also much less dominant, which I think is a good thing. However, the exception in my opinion is MAI, which I have lost patience with and won't renew my subscription. By their own admission in the latest issue, they've published three articles on the Eduard 1/48 Tempest in the past calendar year, and the number of P-51s, Eduard Spitfires and Fw190s that have featured becomes boring very quickly. Even worse, they've taken to republishing the *same [preview] articles* (!) more than once, with the excuse that 'we thought you'd like to read this again." Well no, I wouldn't, because I already have paid to read it once and it's still in the loft. And before anyone advises I do my bit to help out, some time ago the editor put out a request to hear from potential contributors; I emailed him and heard nothing back. Jon
  7. Collectaire made one, I presume in the 1990s, and Czech Model came along with an injection-moulded one in 2002. The current definitive T-28 in 1/48 is that made by Roden. Jon
  8. Thanks. I have the Crowood book and have seen that image of SX277. What is TSS? Jon
  9. They certainly were! Fortunately Hannants sold them off at a 75% discount in 2003, which is when I bought this one Jon
  10. 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
  11. Good points. I've played around with the contrast and brightness quite a lot, and I'm convinced both wingtips are painted the same way. I guess I'm leaning towards Dark Slate Grey in the absence of any better options. Thanks Jon
  12. Thanks for the responses - definitely food for thought! What do people think about the possibility of red wingtips? In B&W the red markings look very similar in tone to the Dark Slate Grey - the red part of the tail fin flash is hard to make out against the camouflage colour. It's just that if they've gone for bright yellow control surfaces, maybe the wingtips were a bright colour too? I'm tending towards yellow for the canopy frame, but what colour would the primer have been? I'm assuming that might be the colour of the panel on starboard wing over the roundel. And I would love to know what colour the little patches on the wing leading edges are, where they encroach on the roundels. Jon
  13. Next month I will start Airfix's 1/48 Seafire F.XVII, which I intend to finish in this kit-supplied scheme for SX273 from 1947: Airfix would have the modeller paint the wingtips in the same yellow as the ailerons and elevators. Am I alone in thinking that doesn't look right? The wingtips to me seem clearly to be a different shade to the horizontal control surfaces, although also distinct from the camouflage scheme. If anything, the wingtips look like they might be roundel red, as the tone is similar to the roundel centres. One suggestion on Hyperscale was that the wingtips have faded because of the way the wing folds. Does anyone know of any other photos besides these two? Does anyone know on what basis the wingtips (and, for that matter, the flying surfaces) are believed to be yellow? As an aside, Aeromaster and CMK would have the modeller paint the outer wing leading edge panels yellow as well, which seems unwarranted, and the spinner yellow. Airfix suggest Sky for the latter. Any guidance greatly appreciated. I don't much about Seafires/Spitfires... Thanks Jon
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