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Academy catalog 2016 - programme + NEW 1/2 & 3Q 2016

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Academy catalog 2016 downloadable here:
http://www.academy.co.kr/6q/board_news_main.asp?pMenuId=BOARD00002&pCode=9187&pCategory=NEWS5

For the a/c kits - announced as new tooling:
1/72 - ref.12535 - F/A-18F "VF-103" : http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234994146-172-boeing-fa-18f-super-hornet-by-academy-released/
1/72 - ref.12536A - KF-16C: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234994147-172-lockheed-martin-kf-16c-fighting-falcon-new-tool-by-academy-released/
1/72 - ref.12541 - F-16C (updt see New 1Q 2016)

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No new 1/48th F-4 Phantom like the F-4E
No new 1/48th FA-50, the light combat version of the T-50 Golden Eagle
etc.

V.P.

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Zzzzzzzzzz.......

No new 1/48 F-4 variants like the F-4E or RF-4C surprises me.

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Its nice to see a British Apache. I am guessing the new parts are the engines.

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Whoa... Bearcat 1/72? Is that a new tooling?

Probably a misprint, it matches the boxnumber on the 48th scale rerelease at the top of the post.

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Wonder if the Hunter will get upgraded/corrected?

Hopefully.....

Chris

My thoughts exactly.

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Whoa... Bearcat 1/72? Is that a new tooling?

Probably a misprint, it matches the boxnumber on the 48th scale rerelease at the top of the post.

Bummer - I was hoping for a new tooled 1/72 kit.

I think your correct in suggesting that it's just the old 1/48 model with new decals..

Cheers .. Dave.

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Hmmm, where is F-4E ? :/ Maybe later ?

British Apache is nice - i presumed decals for "Royal Mount" wich was piloted by prince Harry.

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Bearcat is definitely 1/48th - F8F-1/2 "USS TARAWA" - ref.12313 - released January 2016

Source: http://www.academy.co.kr/eng/6q/frmBoardView.asp?pMenuId=BOARD00012&pCode=9241

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Source: http://mmzone.co.kr/mms_tool/mt_view.php?mms_db_name=mmz_media&mms_cat=[리뷰]&no=449

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V.P.

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1/72 F-15C MSIP II "California ANG 144th FW" - ref.12531 - released January 2016
Source: http://www.academy.co.kr/eng/6q/frmBoardView.asp?pMenuId=BOARD00012&pCode=9223

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Source: http://mmzone.co.kr/mms_tool/mt_view.php?mms_db_name=mmz_media&mms_cat=[리뷰]&no=448

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V.P.

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Tell me about the Bearcat.

Is it a new tool or is it a re-pop of their earlier kit which was itself, IIRC, a re-pop of the Hobbycraft kit? Or is it a re-pop of the Hobby Boss kit?

I have little knowledge of 1/48th Bearcat kits but a hankering to make a French Indo-China based aircraft.

Wez

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Looks like the old Academy Bearcat with new decals to me. The cowling is a bit off and replacement should be taken into consideration.

There were some detail and correction sets available for this but some are long OOP (Cutting Edge did a cowl, tail and folding wings - maybe more). Lone Star does cowling, wheel wells, cockpit, wing fold, wheels but will tear a deep hole in your wallet if you buy them all (I am not sure they are for the Testors Bearcat - and if this is any different from the Academy one). Heritage Aviation (Kits for Cash) does the cowling but they are marked as "clear out sale".

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Looks like the old Academy Bearcat with new decals to me. The cowling is a bit off and replacement should be taken into consideration.

There were some detail and correction sets available for this but some are long OOP (Cutting Edge did a cowl, tail and folding wings - maybe more). Lone Star does cowling, wheel wells, cockpit, wing fold, wheels but will tear a deep hole in your wallet if you buy them all (I am not sure they are for the Testors Bearcat - and if this is any different from the Academy one). Heritage Aviation (Kits for Cash) does the cowling but they are marked as "clear out sale".

René,

Many thanks for the quick response. I'm not sure I want to shell out for all that extra resin, might give this one a miss then.

Wez

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René,

Many thanks for the quick response. I'm not sure I want to shell out for all that extra resin, might give this one a miss then.

Wez

Wez it is not a new tool kit and not in a league with the new Airfix kits for example. The cowling is really off and should be replaced. The cockpit detail is not great but sometimes I wonder why I invest in the cockpit area of my builds as little can be seen in the end... The surface detail of this kit is good INHO and I am sure it build into a good looking kit (with the cowling replaced...).

I am not sure how the Hobby Boss Bearcat performs. I am sure I read something bad about it... ;-)

René

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