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Chengdu J20 Mighty Dragon


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Finish no10 for the year is Dream Model's Chengdu J20 Mighty Dragon (beast mode), I got this from Hannants at a reduced price due to the box being crushed and when it arrived I found that the sprues had been warped but this didn't effect the result. Unfortunately the extra missiles and wing pylons supplied are resin printed rather than cast and broke up when cut from the print tree's, but fortunately I hadn't drilled the mounting holes in the wings. The kit also has some brass etch for the cockpit but I found this very soft and it didn't bond well so was discarded. The plastic used is soft and flexible until joined with other parts, without the main weapon bay in place the lower fuselage was particularly flexible. The canopy had a nasty seam that needed a lot a polishing to remove and at certain angles is still visible. I was hopeful for this kit as I was after the AH1Z Cobra but after this one I don't think I'll bother. Built OOB and painted with Mr Hobby Colour, I went for the splinter scheme as this is the less common one pictured. Not my best result for the year but ok from a metre, as usual all comments welcome.

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J20 is a big aircraft, much larger than the F35 I built earlier this year.

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1 hour ago, Dave Klaatu said:

Nice work on that! Nice camo!

I was thinking of buying the Trumpeter 1/72 kit of this.

I had a look at that but went for the Dream Model as the Trumeter kit is based on one of the prototype aircraft so shape is not accurate for a production one.

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Trumpeter are making a 48th scale version of this which is the scale I'll go for but judging by the size of that next to an F-35 it might be a bit too big!

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24 minutes ago, Deano353 said:

Trumpeter are making a 48th scale version of this which is the scale I'll go for but judging by the size of that next to an F-35 it might be a bit too big!

Here 2 more comparison pictures for you, firstly F102 Delta Dagger.

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And SR71.

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