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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 »
« Last Edit: November 14, 2012, 04:10:47 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 04:59:03 AM »
Oh that is a verra verra nice looking Phantom kit!   :-*
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 05:35:46 AM by ChernayaAkula »
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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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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)