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Academy catalog 2018 - programme + newsletter 1-2-3 & 4 2018


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After 2017 (see here) while waiting the new catalog 2018, here's the first Academy newsletter of 2018 (1/4).

Source: http://www.academy.co.kr/6q/board_news_main.asp?pMenuId=BOARD00002&pCode=10688&pCategory=NEWS2

Two aircraft repop.

- ref. 12324 - 1/48 - Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator (new decals)

- ref. 12564 - 1/72 - McDD F/A-18C Hornet (new decals)

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The vindicator is a welcome return but a warning to all, it  was not Accurate Miniatures finest hour, it has the feel of an unfinished kit and is not of the same standard of the avenger or mitchell , the canopy is totally wrong behind the pilots station, interested to see if Academy correct the canopy issue or just do a straight re-issue Here is one i built from AM original , i corrected the canopy myself by removing the extra canopy frames, it was hard work .

 

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So, the two new Academy a/c tooling for 2018 are:

- ref. 12563 - 1/72 - Grumman F-14A Tomcat "VF-143" - dedicated thread here

- ref. 12127 - 1/35 - Bell AH-1Z Viper "US Marine Corps" - dedicated thread here

 

Sources: 

http://scalemodels.ru/news/12546-Academy-katalog-2018.html

http://www.greenmats.club/topic/4437-academy-172-f-14a-vf-143-№12563-анонс-на-2018/

 

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5 minutes ago, Homebee said:

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So, the only new Academy a/c tooling for 2018 is a 1/72nd Grumman F-14 Tomcat kit.

 

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Helicopters are aircraft too! There's also the 1/35 AH-1Z.

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On 5/2/2018 at 4:11 AM, Homebee said:

Korean in box review - ref. 12324 - 1/48 - Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator

http://mmzone.co.kr/mms_tool/mt_view.php?mms_db_name=mmz_media&mms_cat=[리뷰]&no=3233

 

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Academy seems to have cleaned up the molds extensively and modified the tooling to have sprue names on and a protection bracket  for the bomb crutch but have not corrected the extra frames on the canopy-the one thing that really needed doing but have removed the extra frames on the built up sample .

 

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5 hours ago, gavingav said:

Academy ...  have not corrected the extra frames on the canopy ... .

 

 

Can you point out which frames are the extras?

 

Thanks,

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Sure Gene, it is the area directly behind the pilots cockpit, should be aluminium on the real aircraft not a glazed area , i have marked the area out on the photo below and included a picture of my build where i corrected, it isnt easy to correct glazing and it was a scary job when i paid collectors price for an out of production kit, one slip or a crack in the canopy whilst sanding and game over .

 

area with extra frames in red

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my own corrected build

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non corrected build

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23 hours ago, gavingav said:

 

... I have marked the area out on the photo below and included a picture of my build where i corrected ... .

 

Thanks very much!! Your "corrected" model is beautifully impressive. 

 

Gene K

 

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- ref. 12329 - 1/48 - Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless "Battle of the Philippine Sea"

Source: http://www.academy.co.kr/6q/board_news_main.asp?pMenuId=BOARD00002&pCode=11034&pCategory=NEWS1

 

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And 

Source: http://mmzone.co.kr/mms_tool/mt_view.php?mms_db_name=mmz_media&mms_cat=[리뷰]&no=3832

 

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