J-20 Fin – A new trainer plane for Finlandia Air&Space Forces
September 30, 2016 in Aviation
This is the 4th model of my ever growing ”Fin Air&Space Force’s purchases 2016 and beyond” collection series.
J-20 Fin – A new trainer plane for Finlandia Air&Space Forces (FASF).
It just so happens that the local Ministry of Education ordered by mistake 100 new trainer planes from a Chinese webshop. Using a fast ”OneClickOnly” webshop feature the order was done in a one click.
Fin Air&Space Force have received first 13 planes. Only one small modification was needed to squeeze the plane a bit using the train factory press machine. Original J-20 had to change to subsonic for training. That is why it looks a bit chubby now.
The cockpit is very simple – all buttons and indicators are gone. You can fly autopilot training only = start, stop, reset (good for the playstation generation pilots).
This J-20 will gradually replace present Hawk & Vinka trainers, so no more propeller training here.
J-20 will be used only for training. We received a bunch of additional training material with the plane order. FASF decided to cancel additional ”under the wing add-ons” because The Paris Peace Treaties does not allow us to use nukes in training or weapons which are much longer than the actual fighter plane.
The Model, J-20 Fighter Meng Kids
This is a quality product from the double plastic bag clear parts protection to full color instructions & silk smooth packaging artwork. Part fitting is perfect and it is fun to build with anybody over 5 years old.
I painted using Vallejo German Grey, wing tips first white & Fluorescent Orange final. Orange was a bit tricky to spray. Made minimal invisible weathering while the plane is factory fresh. I left the canopy without the glue so I can later install a pilot, if I’ll find anybody clever looking enough …
Thank you for watching – hope you will recover. And good night!
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