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Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« on: August 17, 2012, 06:38:55 PM »
New announcement from Academy

Now I can model my work!

http://www.academy.co.kr/eng/6q/frmBoardView.asp?pMenuId=BOARD00012&pCode=5102












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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 02:38:15 AM »
Hmmm...now that does have possibilities.  I wonder when exactly it will be available.
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 04:04:43 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 04:59:03 AM »
Oh that is a verra verra nice looking Phantom kit!   :-*
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012, 01:56:06 PM »
Oh that is a verra verra nice looking Phantom kit!   :-*

Yep, certainly a nice looking pile of parts.  Will be interesting to see how this one goes together.  It is definitely nice to see that Academy has covered a fair number of variants with the additional parts in the kit including ordnance.  I noticed that the CyberModeler review left out or just plain did not see the SUU-23 20mm Vulcan Gun Pod that was on the one parts sprue.  The versions of AIM-9 Sidewinders included is amazing. 
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 11:18:10 AM »
In-box review courtesy of CyberModeler - Academy 1/700 RMS Titanic
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 10:25:11 AM »
It's been a while since Academy has offered any new armor that really caught my attention but I'm happy to finally see this one-

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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2013, 10:30:09 AM »
It's been a while since Academy has offered any new armor that really caught my attention but I'm happy to finally see this one-

1/35 Magach 6B Batash @ PMMS  :D


I remember when the Academy catalog had black and white images in their catalog showing the M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle as a pending and soon to be released model kit.  Then it up and disappeared like vaporware never to be seen again.  Maybe this time they will be inspired to carry through with the M728 and a few other kits based on the M60 and M48.  An affordable AVLB would also be nice as would an up to date and correct M60A2. 
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2013, 10:47:07 AM »
I remember when the Academy catalog had black and white images in their catalog showing the M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle as a pending and soon to be released model kit.  Then it up and disappeared like vaporware never to be seen again.  Maybe this time they will be inspired to carry through with the M728 and a few other kits based on the M60 and M48.  An affordable AVLB would also be nice as would an up to date and correct M60A2.
Yep, I'd love to see an M728 and an AVLB. What I'd REALLY like to see is a "slick" M60 as well. I have a few "Slick 60s" in my area (and an M728) and would like to have some affordable, all injection kits to model them.

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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 05:34:09 AM »
Another 1/72 F-35A, this time by Academy:
Unlike Italeri's offering, this kit comes with wing pylons with weapons and a pilot figure.

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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2013, 02:41:02 AM »
Looks nice (if you're into that scale). 
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2013, 02:51:27 AM »
That does look tasty.  I'm hoping they do a F-35B or F-35C with the gunpod (thinking a F-35A with a second gun could definitely help ground-pounders).

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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2013, 07:28:23 AM »
Nice to see one where the weapons bays can be opened.  Is the lift-fan door openable?

Gee, I wonder, who'll be the first pilot that says, "Open the pod-bay doors, HAL!"  ;D ;D

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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2013, 07:33:43 AM »
Nah...to prevent such puns the aircraft is fitted with a special sensor that ejects the pilot in such cases... ;)
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2013, 08:26:07 AM »
Nice to see one where the weapons bays can be opened.  Is the lift-fan door openable?

It's an 'A' model so it doesn't have a lift fan at all.
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2013, 12:09:46 PM »
Looking at the pilot figure again, I think it might be an idea to cast a few copies of the helmet and use them on other advanced fighter whifs.  :)

Thinking about it, I could have sworn I've read an article that the JASDF intends or at least looks at possibilities to update their F-15 cockpits with a set-up similar to the F-35's.
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2013, 12:00:31 AM »
Well it looks like it will be a toss-up between this one and the Italeri one ----- I've just got to do a Canadian version   ;)

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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2013, 03:14:55 AM »
Well it looks like it will be a toss-up between this one and the Italeri one ----- I've just got to do a Canadian version   ;)

Maybe do a subtle whiff:  Canadian F-35B ;)
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2013, 09:01:05 AM »
Nice to see one where the weapons bays can be opened.  Is the lift-fan door openable?

It's an 'A' model so it doesn't have a lift fan at all.

You're right.  My bad.  "A", "B", "C", too many variants.  I still want a "C"!

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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2013, 11:06:58 AM »
Remembering which F-35 variant is which is easy.  As we joked on the program:
A is for Asphalt, the Air Force version
B is for Beach, the USMC version
C is for Carrier, the Navy version

Given the commonality designed into the aircraft, you could, if you were willing to pay for it in both money and extra weight, get a F-35A with the probe and drogue refueling set up of the F-35B & C and I'd love to see some country do that for maximum versatility in refueling.

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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2013, 12:10:12 AM »
I'd like to see some country have a 'C' nose gear on a 'B', seems to me more sense to use catobar for getting a loaded 'B' in the air when on a carrier

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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2013, 12:28:34 AM »
I'd like to see some country have a 'C' nose gear on a 'B', seems to me more sense to use catobar for getting a loaded 'B' in the air when on a carrier
It could be done, but would be an especially-built forward section for that version, combining "C" and "B" specific elements as the "C" nose gear has extra structure and attachments not found on the other variants.

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« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2013, 12:36:48 AM »
I'd like to see some country have a 'C' nose gear on a 'B', seems to me more sense to use catobar for getting a loaded 'B' in the air when on a carrier
It could be done, but would be an especially-built forward section for that version, combining "C" and "B" specific elements as the "C" nose gear has extra structure and attachments not found on the other variants.

I wonder why they didn't just go that way anyway, instead of going down the old Sea Harrier path --  they had a clean sheet when they were designing the F-35

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« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2013, 07:54:47 PM »
Cybermodeler first look at the F-35A Lightning II is here.






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« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2013, 11:36:07 PM »
I'm going to get either this one or the Italeri one, but either way, the first think I would do is sand down all those raised zig-zag lines.  My photos of the real thing show it to be quite smooth all over.  And no panel/rivet  lines what so ever (as in the Fujimi  'B' kit)

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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2013, 04:19:48 AM »
I think this is reasonably new:



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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2013, 06:38:23 AM »
Oh wow, if they do a B model just like that A I will be all over it. It's gorgeous!
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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2013, 07:15:51 AM »
I think this is reasonably new:



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« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2014, 12:43:11 AM »
Hmmm, looks like another purchase on the horizon! ;)

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« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2014, 12:57:38 AM »
A new 1/35 armor release on the horizon: the US M36B1- http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10295653. This is the mash up of the M36 gun and turret with the M4A3 hull. What's interesting to me is that it appears to offer a newly tooled VVSS with the revised, "upswept" return roller support. That has been a missing element in Academy's line of Sherman-based vehicles for a number of years and it should be useful for modeling late production vehicles that used this suspension.

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« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2015, 09:11:20 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2015, 01:50:22 AM »
ARC's "Loach Driver" has posted a link to a test build of Academy's upcoming 1/72 AH-64D Longbow: LINK

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« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2015, 12:18:02 AM »
Some pics of the 1/72 F-4J on MMZ.co.kr: LINK!

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More pics of the AH-64: LINK!

Pics of the 1/72 KAI T-50: LINK!
This one's a bit disappointing. While the F-4J looks really nice, the T-50 seems rather underwhelming.
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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2015, 04:33:27 AM »
Latest Academy stuff in at Hannants. Note the 1/48th modern armour: those would make nice mix'n'match whiffs with the Airfix British stuff wouldn't they?

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AC13006 1:48 Russian T-72 Russian Army Main Battle Tank  £13.99  £11.66
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AC13007 1:48 British Challenger. Main Battle Tank  £13.99  £11.66
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AC13008 1:48 Leopard 2 A5 Main Battle Tank  £13.99  £11.66
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AC13009 1:48 US M60A1 (static)  £11.99  £9.99
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« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2015, 02:44:01 AM »


Click on thumbnail image above or html below to view article at modellversium.de

Gerald Willing has kindly provided us witn an in the box kit review of The Academy USAAF B-29A "OLD BATTLER" (1:72nd scale, kit number 12517) at ModellVersium.de

Either the reviewer left out the parts runners containing the Fat Man and Little Boy shapes or Academy has removed them completely from this issue of the kit.  Yet the KB-29 parts remain.  Nice options for several early B-29s that are not NMF. 
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« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2015, 03:45:04 AM »
@Jeff: Cybermodeller reviewed the Enola Gay / Bockscar boxing. All sprues are shown so you see the two bombs, extra props, turrets and KB-29 refueling bits.  Good kit just for the unused components,
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« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2015, 03:55:47 AM »
And, for Kiwis at least, about the cheapest B-29 you can get in 1/72. Seriously tempted each time I see one at my local. Thanks for sharing the new review.
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« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2015, 04:06:16 AM »
@Jeff: Cybermodeller reviewed the Enola Gay / Bockscar boxing. All sprues are shown so you see the two bombs, extra props, turrets and KB-29 refueling bits.  Good kit just for the unused components,

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« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2016, 08:42:25 PM »


Academy has a new variant of the M36/M36B2 coming our way.  The new kit is labelled for the Battle of the Bulge, and being they recently retooled some parts for their M10, I am wondering if Academy has updated any parts for the M36?  Hope more details from Academy will be available soon.

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« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2017, 03:14:26 AM »
New 2017 releases - the K2 Black Panther is of interest to me:



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« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2017, 06:53:15 AM »
Hmmm ... I see they're producing the M163 VADS, again ... I wonder if there's a market for unused M113 hulls? ???

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« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2017, 07:17:11 PM »
Looking forward to the K2 Black Panther as well.

Now if only Academy would make an Israeli Namer I would be happy. Though I do honestly keep looking at their Merkava ARV for that reason!

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« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2018, 01:26:12 AM »
Yeah, its a repop but still:



Decal selection:

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« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2018, 01:45:54 PM »
Not Tamiya.  ;D ;D
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« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2018, 01:18:47 AM »
Not Tamiya.  ;D ;D
But it was in a previous re-pop and there are aftermarket accessories out there for that one.  I suspect this uses the same AMTech molds.

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« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2018, 02:03:16 AM »
I suspect this uses the same AMTech molds.

It does.

Not Tamiya.  ;D ;D

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« Reply #46 on: June 08, 2018, 01:14:02 AM »


For those of you who have not heard Academy has re released the 1/48th TA-183 and yes it's the old Amtech kit. You can get one in from Korea for $21.00 and $10.00 to ship. Now how many of us feel stupid for paying over $50.00 for one?
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« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2018, 02:18:56 AM »
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #48 on: June 27, 2018, 05:08:49 AM »
Got my example yesterday and it is well molded with a variety of markings options included (includes one supposedly evaluated by the Soviets).  However, someone at Academy really didn't do their research as I doubt an aircraft with a "black tulip" nose and a heart as a personal marking was flown by Adolf Galland; I could, though, believe it was flown by Erich Hartmann.

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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2018, 05:57:48 AM »
Glad to see it back in production.
Bought three when it came out, 20 years or so ago. It was a shame the company went under, as they were working on a night fighter version, and a couple of long body Ju-88's in 1/72 scale in the works. Got two of the Mistletoe 88's.
As I understand it, both owners had heart attacks, and that was the end of Amtec. Tamiya rented the Ta-183 molds, and that was the last time this mold was used.
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2018, 10:59:05 PM »
large scale RC modelers have tried to make the Ta183 design fly and the only way it's stable is with wing fences... so it would work in Russian makings. Here's my 1/72 PM kit in Argentinian markings

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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2018, 01:24:04 AM »
Glad to see it back in production.
Bought three when it came out, 20 years or so ago. It was a shame the company went under, as they were working on a night fighter version, and a couple of long body Ju-88's in 1/72 scale in the works. Got two of the Mistletoe 88's.
As I understand it, both owners had heart attacks, and that was the end of Amtec. Tamiya rented the Ta-183 molds, and that was the last time this mold was used.

Harley! Welcome aboard! I had thought the same, but  I understand the Ju 88 'Fuhrungmaschin' ( think I spelled it right ) was released, but it must have been in fairly small numbers - I never saw one.