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Re: What are you working on this weekend?

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Another CoronaVirus stay-at-home weekend. Here are the results (I know I'm late but I've just finished the Gyrfalcon prototype after a day working from home!)

After the Mirage F-1c break, I'm back at my 1/144 stealth collection: first, a Lockheed-Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (AKA the Beast of Kandahar) from MatuoKasten.
Arrived Friday from HLJ, finished Saturday just after lunch.
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Then I worked on my Anigrand Shenyang J-31 Gyrfalcon model: I was going to finish it with a different colour scheme seen on more recent machines, when I realized the pre-series (?) J-31 are quite different: besides the evident lack of the nose tip sond, wings and tailplane have been 'clipped' and twin rudders shape has changed from F-22 to F-35 style.
Besides the Sentinel Model I've received a die-cast J-31 from a Chnese vendor. I've removed all underwing missiles (sure way to ruin your stealth capability) and tried to fix a few flaws.
So, here is the Anigrand J-31 prototype and the pre-series Gyrfalcon by AF-1. These aircraft have roughly the same dimensions of US F-35 JSFs and look quite similar: in a dogfight the best way to tell one from the other would be checking their back and counting engine nozzles: twin it's a Gyrfalcon, single it's a Lightning II.

Several sources have suggested that the similar look isn't only a design convergence... I've added also a F-35a (F-Toys, High Spec Series Vol.5) so you can see how similar they are.

J-31 prototype

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J-31 pre-series

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F-35a

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all three seen from above

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Re: What are you working on this weekend?

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Interesting to see those side by side. There's - er - definitely a family resemblance there! :D Also - seriously rapid work on the RQ-170. Mean-looking machine.

I've been separated from my man cave so had little time to work on existing projects like the Gladiator. But I do have access to the bulk of my unbuilt stash and some basic tools so I did dig out some kits to work on over the past week or so.

I've been focusing on US Navy and RAF postwar aircraft a lot lately. These two Cougars have just joined the lineup on the bench. Although I may perhaps have to finish the Cougar in Marines FAC colours. It would be rude to overlook a sharkmouth option.

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Some Sweet wildcats. Just as lovely to build as I remember. I plan to use the rest of my Shelf-Oddity set on these.

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The good thing about grabbing an Anigrand box from the stash is that you are guaranteed four aircraft to work on. This is the Beech Grizzly

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From the Sikorsky VS-44A box. But I feel that I need to build the biggie at the same time so I've started this, opening up the portholes...

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Last weekend I went a little off-piste and decided to do a bit more on this 1:350 scratchbuild. It had been sitting on the shelf of doom for over a year.
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Not to worry though, the new ship on the stocks behind is 1:144 scale.

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Mike,
Tidy up your workspace!
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That's amazing Mike, I'd love to try that. Make a 1/144 scale ship I mean - Not clean my workspace.

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He may be messy but he is a very talented scratch builder. A nice bloke too (for an ex marine)

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BigReg wrote:A nice bloke too (for an ex marine)
We were taught to be tolerant of other, lesser mortals. Image
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Thank you M'Lud!
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To other members of the group. I am one of Mike's care in the community team. We have to take great care of him!!

I'll leave now...........

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BigReg wrote: I am one of Mike's care in the community team. We have to take great care of him!!
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An update on my 1:144 ship build will be forthcoming.............. as soon as I've cleaned my workspace!
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What am I working on this weekend. Ugh, that's complicated. Thanks to a former Royal Amphibian I've been on a fruitless search for good drawings of a British U-class submarine, while also contemplating a Venetian carrack as a side project in 1/350. I've also been revisiting a Bristol Blenheim project for the 1940 GB, plus continuing work on my set of Beaufighter wings as I get acquainted with the Mk If variant. I've also been scooping the insides out of an Eduard Ju-87B like it was some mad avocado, and squinting at a cafereo He-111 to see if I can possibly do anything with it.

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