Building the Trumpeter 1:144 kit of the Chengdu J-20 fifth-generation fighter of the PLAAF (no electronics here, just a great little kit)
It is currently in service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force
Trumpeter have 5 different kits of the J-20 at the moment in 1:48, 1:72 and 1:144. This is the 1:144 kit which is a cheap but fantastic buy - brilliant detail and a relatively easy build although in-flight conversion wasn’t really anticipated by the kit.
|camo 1||70.989 Sky Grey|
|camo 2||70.870 Medium Sea Grey|
|camo 3||70.992 Neutral Grey|
The kit details are very good for the scale. In-flight conversion wasn’t really anticipated by the kit, but not too difficult.
Cockpit details are just great:
No 1:144 pilot figures on hand so I made a quick-and-dirty stand-in from spare sprue!
Behind the scenes with the in-flight base. Getting cotton wool to look like realistic clouds is tiring.
caught in-flight, the “Mighty Dragon” Chengdu J-20..
Credits and References
- this project on scalemates
- Chinese J-20 Mighty Dragon Trumpeter No. 03923 1:144
- Chengdu J-20 - wikipedia
- Fifth-generation fighter - wikipedia
- People’s Liberation Army Air Force - wikipedia