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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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And another here
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2013, 07:15:51 AM »
I think this is reasonably new:



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And another here


That has such a science fiction look to it.
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2014, 12:43:11 AM »
Hmmm, looks like another purchase on the horizon! ;)

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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2015, 09:11:20 PM »
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2015, 12:18:02 AM »
Some pics of the 1/72 F-4J on MMZ.co.kr: LINK!

EDIT:
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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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AC12302 1:48 North-American B-25B Mitchell 'Doolittle Raid'  £39.99  £33.33
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AC12302




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AC13005 1:48 Merkava Main Battle Tank Israeli Defence Force/IDF  £13.99  £11.66
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AC13005




Academy
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AC13006 1:48 Russian T-72 Russian Army Main Battle Tank  £13.99  £11.66
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AC13006




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AC13007 1:48 British Challenger. Main Battle Tank  £13.99  £11.66
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AC13007




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AC13008 1:48 Leopard 2 A5 Main Battle Tank  £13.99  £11.66
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AC13008




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AC13009 1:48 US M60A1 (static)  £11.99  £9.99
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AC13009




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AC13313 1:35 Pz.Kpfw 35(t) Command Tank
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http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AC13313



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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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,

Carl,

Thanks for the confirmation on parts included in the kit.  I think I did see the review at CyberModeler and completely forgot about it.  I have two of the earlier issues of that B-29 pretty much for parts :)
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2018, 01:26:12 AM »
Yeah, its a repop but still:



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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2018, 01:45:54 PM »
Not Tamiya.  ;D ;D
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2018, 02:03:16 AM »
I suspect this uses the same AMTech molds.

It does.

Not Tamiya.  ;D ;D

I know - I meant it was a repop of an existing kit, not specifically a Tamiya one.
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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« 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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Re: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.
« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2018, 02:18:56 AM »
Actually gazumped you (as per above posts) but did it in a devious way by posting in the wrong thread... :-\
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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.
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