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Trumpeter 1/48 JL-9- Family Resemblance

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The airframe of the JL-9 is pretty much together. I left off the instrument coaming and nose cone so I could add more nose weight if needed. I’m using Liquid Gravity, which works great- but if you’re not careful it goes everywhere. So far the center of gravity is good, but I’ll need to test it one more time after adding a few more bits on the underside.

The fit of this model is very good, though I did have a tough time getting rid of the seams on the underside. There are a lot of bumps, lumps and panel lines, and sanding the seams away while still trying to preserve detail was a bit of a chore.

Overall though, this is an outstanding kit. I’m really enjoying it. You can really see its MiG-21 lineage. I guess you’d call the MiG-21 its grandfather, and the J-7/JJ-7 its father. It definitely has those familiar lines.

Almost ready for paint!

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