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Offline Weaver

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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.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2015, 10:55:54 AM by ChernayaAkula »
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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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Aircraft kits (injection)
AC12302 1:48 North-American B-25B Mitchell 'Doolittle Raid'  £39.99  £33.33
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AC12302




Academy
Military vehicle kits (injection)
AC13005 1:48 Merkava Main Battle Tank Israeli Defence Force/IDF  £13.99  £11.66
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AC13005




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




Academy
Military vehicle kits (injection)
AC13007 1:48 British Challenger. Main Battle Tank  £13.99  £11.66
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AC13007




Academy
Military vehicle kits (injection)
AC13008 1:48 Leopard 2 A5 Main Battle Tank  £13.99  £11.66
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AC13008




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




Academy
Military vehicle kits (injection)
AC13313 1:35 Pz.Kpfw 35(t) Command Tank
WWII German light tank with long range antenna  £21.99  £18.33
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:



Decal selection:

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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.