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I pray it's a new tooling , but realistically I'd put money on a re-pop of the Revell kit with some additional parts  such as the AGM-142, but I'd LOVE to be proved wrong

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3 hours ago, Giorgio N said:

A 1/32 F-4E ? Is this their own or someone else's mould (like Revell) ?

Have Academy ever reboxed Revell before? They have kitted both the successor aircraft so hope springs eternal.

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29 minutes ago, Scimitar F1 said:

Have Academy ever reboxed Revell before? They have kitted both the successor aircraft so hope springs eternal.

Not that I remember. At the same time several Revell kits were tooled by Korean companies, maybe they struck some deal ? Of course I'd be much happier to see a brand new tool, Academy is one of those companies that IMHO offer a very good quality at a good prices

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Does anyone know the lineage of the p-40? Old but still nice amt kit?

 

James 

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I'd be willing to bet the 1/32 F-4E is a new tool. Academy has a chance to gain the 1/32 F-4 high ground and I think they'll go for it. Now, whether they'd do a series is another matter altogether.

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28 minutes ago, SAT69 said:

I'd be willing to bet the 1/32 F-4E is a new tool. Academy has a chance to gain the 1/32 F-4 high ground and I think they'll go for it. Now, whether they'd do a series is another matter altogether.

.....or simply a wrong scale call out. Academy has the design for a 48th F-4E, the designer himself told me some time ago.

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28 minutes ago, ABeck said:

.....or simply a wrong scale call out. Academy has the design for a 48th F-4E, the designer himself told me some time ago.

 

Don't think it is, the box indicates a price of 75,000 Won that is twice what the other 1/48 Phantoms cost on their website. It's a price more in line with the 1/32 kits, although it would be at the lower end of these.. the F-16s sell for 70,000 while the Hornets are listed at 120,000. I'd have expected a Phantom to have a price more in line with the F-18 than the F-16s.

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If it is a 1/48th Phantom, then seems quite an odd choice, considering how saturated that part of the market is.... Hasegawa, Zoeki Mura, Revell, Airfix, Academy themselves. (earlier F-4 models), etc. 

 

I'd be very happy for a really good 1/32 F-4E, but it will be £100+, with the Academy name on the box. 

 

Chris. 

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Academy's 1/48 Phantom is perhaps the best kit of Phantom in the market in terms of details and contents in the box. I believe their 1/32 Phantom will be new tool. But surprisingly, the versions of Phantoms they have covered in 1/48, it looked natural their next kit will be F-4E in that scale. However, the F-4E is going to be 1/32. Thats strange! 

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4 hours ago, ABeck said:

.....or simply a wrong scale call out. Academy has the design for a 48th F-4E, the designer himself told me some time ago.

The price is listed as 75000 Won which converts to about $69. That seems more appropriate for a 1/48th scale kit too.

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24 minutes ago, VMA131Marine said:

The price is listed as 75000 Won which converts to about $69. That seems more appropriate for a 1/48th scale kit too.

 

Not in Korea though: their most expensive 1/48 kits retail for 40,000, the F-4E would be almost twice as much

 

Regarding Academy reboxing any Revell kit, tinking about it I have to correct my previous comment... yes, they very recently reboxed the Revell 1/48 F-86D

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Absolutely sure this will be an AMT and Revell USA mold.

 

100%

 

P.k

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Usually even Korean name as Academy makes great publicity about a 100% new tool ... the fact no indication of new tools and so on in this advertise make me thinking nothing is really new, simply rebox. 

 

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The Academy catalogue 2021 is online and downloadable here:

https://academypm.cafe24.com/09_site/2021_academy_catalog.pdf

 

"New Tooling" - or so they claim - in the aircraft range:

 

- ref. 12129-25000 - Boeing AH-64A Apache "ANG" - link

- ref. 12569-24000 - Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II - VMFA-121 "Green Knights" - link

- ref. 12622 - Boeing B-52H Stratofortress - link

- ref. 12236 - Grumman F3F-2 "Flying Barrel" - link

- ref. 12341 - Curtiss P-40N Warhawk - link

 

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V.P.

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