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Title: F-20C Canardshark (finished page 2)
Post by: Tophe on April 09, 2021, 08:50:37 AM
from https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=49062.15
Quote from: Tophe on March 15, 2021, 08:52:40 AM
Maybe this was the last model to be finished by me this year. (Next one: to be received next Christmas) :unsure:

Unexpectedly, I had the opportunity today to order more kits, and I ordered the cheap Chinese "MiniHobbyModels" MiG-23 and F-20.
I plan to start with the F-20, transformed into a canard what-if joke. <_<
Receiving it from China may be in one month. :unsure:
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 09, 2021, 08:51:45 AM
Here is a top view of my (plastic) future project: <_<
(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kristofmeunier.fr%2Ff-20c-canard.gif&hash=ebdf903eaabbde3f7fa1d5eecd87bffc6f350568)
= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/f-20c-canard.gif
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 09, 2021, 06:08:30 PM
I made a Delta winged operational F-29 years ago.  Not totally different wing plan...
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 09, 2021, 07:37:35 PM
I asked the Search tool and found your F-20/X-29 build (of 2018) at https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=45846.0
Thanks!
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: The Rat on April 10, 2021, 11:41:33 AM
Quote from: Tophe on April 09, 2021, 08:51:45 AM
Here is a top view of my (plastic) future project: <_<
(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kristofmeunier.fr%2Ff-20c-canard.gif&hash=ebdf903eaabbde3f7fa1d5eecd87bffc6f350568)
= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/f-20c-canard.gif

Viggenise it!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 10, 2021, 06:57:54 PM
Yes The Rat, your topic about "turning canard" ("Viggenize it!") https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=39185.0  ;D
still stands as the ultimate reference for dreamers like me, thanks!
(I must confess, though, that I hesitated to buy the 1/144 Viggen from the same provider instead of the MiG-23, to remove the canard into a rear T-tail...) :-\
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 13, 2021, 12:34:21 AM
Quote from: Tophe on April 09, 2021, 08:50:37 AM
I ordered the cheap Chinese "MiniHobbyModels" MiG-23 and F-20.
I plan to start with the F-20
Ahem, I am not sure completely that I will get this 1/144 F-20: I received a "message from the seller" informing me that he will send... 2 copies, with a single picture: the MiG-23. I have left a note to the seller : "one F-20 + one MiG-23 (not two MiG-23)", and I hope he/she understands English, I don't know how to speak Chinese (yet)... :-\ :unsure:
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: nighthunter on April 15, 2021, 04:03:09 PM
 Worst case Tophe, I have a 1/144 F-20 you can have at a steal  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 15, 2021, 09:44:50 PM
Thanks while... this morning, another news, good: the parcel arrived in my country (with 2 pictures this time: MiG-23 AND F-20). Hope remains to get it properly, simply.
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 19, 2021, 04:15:49 AM
I received them today, good! <_<
(https://i.imgur.com/4Cosl24.jpg)
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 19, 2021, 04:21:34 AM
Here is the kit's content: <_<
(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kristofmeunier.fr%2FIMG_4669_f20c.jpg&hash=58f36702016b9a23e45eefdcd7ed7399e6a57e15)
= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_4669_f20c.jpg
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 20, 2021, 02:00:02 AM
Here are the few parts I plan to use: <_<
(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kristofmeunier.fr%2FIMG_4672_f20c.jpg&hash=eec39fa7fe2674cb7937c4bc20daea90dd0dd9a4)
= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_4672_f20c.jpg

Beware: a dangerous butcher has been signaled in the neighbourhood, the clean parts are in danger...
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 21, 2021, 03:14:52 AM
Alas the butcher stroke last night, and the fuselage lost its fin, the wings lost their distance: <_<
(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kristofmeunier.fr%2FIMG_4674_f20c.jpg&hash=25eef996cf06be88987b732213ef856a62f932a1)
= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_4674_f20c.jpg
Next night, the butcher may strike again...
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 23, 2021, 07:42:37 AM
The butcher stroke again, as I was afraid of, and the F-20C will be even shorter than expected: :-\
(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kristofmeunier.fr%2FIMG_4678_f20c.jpg&hash=a0e753d5ffe758a7881d0d6aacd27e6780ce8b74)
= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_4678_f20c.jpg
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 23, 2021, 08:17:33 AM
So I must update the project of F-20C, shortened and rocket engined (even more what-if): <_<
(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kristofmeunier.fr%2Ff-20c-canard-short.gif&hash=1a8863e4496227c4cade7834e27b1e1e5de9197a)
= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/f-20c-canard-short.gif
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 25, 2021, 02:48:37 AM
"Seriously" (plasticly) the F-20C is taking shape... <_<
(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kristofmeunier.fr%2FIMG_4680_f20c.jpg&hash=63cae78f5a24332523d68419e07b38e50a887fd8)
= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_4680_f20c.jpg
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 30, 2021, 09:36:57 AM
There was not much more to do to finish (there will be no paint) but now the Canardshark is finished at last: <_<
(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kristofmeunier.fr%2FIMG_4683_f20c.jpg&hash=63945c5df55e098b7069549e6a9514fa443843e4)
= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_4683_f20c.jpg
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on April 30, 2021, 09:38:46 AM
From different angles: <_<
(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kristofmeunier.fr%2FIMG_4687_f20c_x4.jpg&hash=2c1af0c27299efaaea2ef1d191c9f8346da8cb4b)
= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_4687_f20c_x4.jpg
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark
Post by: Tophe on May 01, 2021, 01:55:50 AM
On computer, the F-20C family is completed by this zwilling version F-20CZ (two-seat, twin-fuselage, twin-rocket, double-nose, stereoscopic radars...): <_<
(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kristofmeunier.fr%2FIMG_4683_f-20cz-zwilling.jpg&hash=695def2366e8aa14c236dd581a67739415f62bc7)
= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_4683_f-20cz-zwilling.jpg
Title: Re: F-20C Canardshark (finished page 2)
Post by: zenrat on May 01, 2021, 03:46:01 AM
Nicely proportioned Tophe.  Like an anime space plane.