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1/48 - Chengdu J-20 "Mighty Dragon" by Trumpeter - test model - release May 2020

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Not in the new Trumpeter's catalogue but in the IPMS Philippines homepage.
Trumpeter is to release in 2016 2020 a 1/48th Chengdu J-20 kit - ref 05811

To put alongside the Hobby Boss 1/48th YF-23 kit, I suppose?

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234934034-148-northrop-yf-23-black-widow-by-hobby-boss-released
Source: http://ipmsphilippines.com/test-shots/testshot-trumpeter-148th-chinese-stealth-jet-j-20/

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The sprues look quite similar in layout to the 1/72 kit. They must have scaled it up, cleaned up the enlargement, and went "hey, we have all this space to put extra stuff in!" and added the weapon bay doors (the 1/72 kit doesn't open up).

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definitely interested!

I have the Hobbyboss YF-23 (plus Caracal declas) and the hph T-50 models.. to be built... so..... ;)

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It's me or the sprues displayed in the former - and now unavailable - IPMS Philippines homepage look really like those of the new Trumpeter's 1/72nd J-20 kit?

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234971312-172-chengdu-j-20-mighty-dragon-new-variant-by-trumpeter-released/&do=findComment&comment=2468146

In my opinion, the mention "1/48th scale" is an error... My two cents.

For the record there's a 1/48th J-20 resin kit in the Anigrand catalog: 

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234971841-148-chengdu-j-20-resin-kit-by-anigrand-released/

 

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Lol, that might have been indeed the case..

 

We have now double digits number of J-20s around with LRIP is going on. There is a windfall of pictures which got me excited. I really hope Trumpeter/Hobbyboss (or some other company) come up with a current cutting edge model of this plane. From some angles it is a real looker. 

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Funny! They had a test build two years ago and still not in the market...

I guess they just changed priorities.

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5 hours ago, DIO said:

Funny! They had a test build two years ago and still not in the market...

I guess they just changed priorities.

 

The test built (pictures here) was for 1/72. 

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So it's back again. Although I'd happily have this as I like prototypes in this case I would hope the camouflaged production version. 

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The Tu-22 is a big plane itself in 1/72. So, kinda comparing the size of the two, it looks like 1/48 to me. Though, I could be completely wrong on that.

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 Though, I could be completely wrong on that.

No, that's definitely 1/48th. I've been looking forward to this one for quite a while...good to see it's appearance at the show.

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I'm not normally a Trumpeter fan, but that's one I'd be willing to buy!

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Interesting aircraft and would be cool to display with the Su-57 and F-22

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Hope it will look accurate!

Then there also is the Yf-23...

 

 

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Any news? I can't find any other picture of this coming kit with google.

 

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