Author Topic: Academy Plastic Model Company Ltd.  (Read 11050 times)

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



Click on picture for a kit review

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:



Click on picture for a kit review

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.