Q-Men JF-20 Mighty Dragon Q-Plane Series 01
Q-Men (part of Kitty Hawk) has released an Egg plane type kit with a Lego Style figure Pilot. This of the latest Chinese 5th Gen fighter the JF-20 Mighty Dragon. The kit can be built in one of two schemes.
In the box is
- 2 x bright red and grey sprues
- 1 clear sprue
- 1 green sprue
- 1 decal sheet
- 1 3D printed pilot head
- 1 instruction booklet
The sprues are well molded with no flash and great surface detail. The 3D printed pilot head is a great addition to the Lego style figure included.
This is a very simple and straightforward build.
First is the construction of the fuselage and tail. The cockpit is minimal with just decals to add details. There was no color callout for the cockpit but from the internet pictures it appears to be dark grey so I painted it that way. You do need to be very careful installing parts B5/B7 and B6/B4 as they need to be aligned to ensure no visible gaps once assembled.
Next is the landing gear and underside details. Parts B9 and B10 are opposite to the way they should be installed. The front landing gear hole needs to be enlarged for installation. The Lego style figure is next to be assembled, and the only thing to do is enlarge the hole in the head to be able to install it correctly.
The decals are next and are very good quality.
I didn’t need to paint much as I wanted the Bright red version commemorating the anniversary of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. The only painting I did was the cockpit, the bright metallic red details, and the pilot’s boots
This was a very nice, simple kit and was fun to build. I will now look for more in this series for my stash.
Thanks go to Q-Men for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it.