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After the 2021 programme/newsletters (link)  Here's the Academy 2022 - newsletter 1

http://www.academy.co.kr/6q/board_news_main.asp?pMenuId=BOARD00002&pCode=12365&pCategory=NEWS2

 

In the aircraft pages for Q1/2022:

  • 1/48 - ref. 12345 - Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless - plastic Accurate Miniatures
  • 1/72 - ref. 12573 - Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
  • 1/48 - ref. 12346 - Dassault Rafale C - Nato Tiger Meet 2012 - plastic Revell  (yes 1/48th and not 1/72nd as wrongly indicated in the folder)
  • 1/72 - ref. 12575 - Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion - plastic Fujimi
  • 1/144 - ref. 12627 - McDD F/A-18C+ Hornet
  • 1/144 - ref. 12??? - McDD F/A-18D Hornet

 

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Looks like the Academy catalogue 2022 is already published and available. Where ?

Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10223514019591761&set=gm.4573308036124909 

First new tooling news herebelow:

1/48 - ref. ? - Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt-  dedicated thread

  

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The Rafale has caught by attention.... I don't believe Academy had kitted this before, so are we looking at a new tool or Italeri/Hobby Boss rebox? 

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Found ! Source: https://www.facebook.com/gustav.jung.7/posts/4666695563424955

 

New Tool

1/48 - ref. ? - Mitsubishi A6M2b Type 21 Zeke/"Zero" - Battle of Midway 80th Anniversary 1942-2022 - thread

1/48 - ref. ? - Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II - thread

1/48 - ref. ? - Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat - Battle of Midway 80th Anniversary 1942-2022 - thread

 

New Design/Version - with new decals & PE sets and sometimes with new parts

1/48 - ref. 12345 - Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless - USN - Battle of Midway 80th Anniversary 1942-2022 - thread

1/48 - ref. 12334 - North American PB1-1J Mitchell - USMC -

1/48 - ref. 12336 - North American B-25B Mitchell - USAAF - Doolittle Raid & Battle of Midway 80th Anniversary 1942-2022

1/72 - ref. 12573 - Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina - USN -  Battle of Midway 80th Anniversary 1942-2022 - thread

 

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Intrigued by the provenance of the CH-53D. Plenty of Gs about, but not much in the way of a D (Fujimi, Bilek, Airfix according to Scalemates).

 

Unless its based on the Revell G version?

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Q to  the rumormonger:

Can it be that the announced Zeke and Wildcat are indeed new toolings, but that these tools are not of South Korean but of Czech Republic origin ? The only true Academy tooling might be the A-10 which will consequently be repacked and upgraded in a Czech boxing?   -   Three completely new designs within one year by Academy sounds a bit steep.

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19 minutes ago, ABeck said:

Q to  the rumormonger:

Can it be that the announced Zeke and Wildcat are indeed new toolings, but that these tools are not of South Korean but of Czech Republic origin ? The only true Academy tooling might be the A-10 which will consequently be repacked and upgraded in a Czech boxing?   -   Three completely new designs within one year by Academy sounds a bit steep.

 

I think it is based on the catalogue images, which say "New Tooling" in the corner!

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2 hours ago, Seamus said:

The Rafale has caught by attention.... I don't believe Academy had kitted this before, so are we looking at a new tool or Italeri/Hobby Boss rebox? 

That caught my eye too @Seamus!  As it doesn't seem to be listed as a new tool, I am guessing a rebox ... but I wonder from which manufacturer.  I'd be delighted to be wrong however.

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On 06/01/2022 at 13:01, ABeck said:

Q to  the rumormonger:

Can it be that the announced Zeke and Wildcat are indeed new toolings, but that these tools are not of South Korean but of Czech Republic origin ? The only true Academy tooling might be the A-10 which will consequently be repacked and upgraded in a Czech boxing?   -   Three completely new designs within one year by Academy sounds a bit steep.

 

See herebelow the words, on January 6th, 2022,  from Gustav Jung aka "M. Wolfpack Design" who's in direct contact and has close ties with Academy Hobby Model Kits. 

Source: https://www.facebook.com/gustav.jung.7/posts/4666695563424955

 

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And on January 9th, 2022, the boss from Eduard – Model Accesorries ltd., M. Vladimir Šulc himself, answering a post in Modelforum.cz has clearly stated that his company has nothing to do with the Academy current Zero and Wildcat kits projects !

Source: https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=95280&start=35445#p2469544

 

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And "googled":

 

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No way either the Zero or Wildcat will be half the price of the Eduard Weekend Edition kits, except maybe in a couple Asian markets where Eduard pricing gets inflated.

Maybe half the price of the Profi-Pack, but they won't be Profi-Pack equivalents (I'd bet on no PE and a decal sheet covering 2-3 aircraft, vs 1-2 for a Weekend kit).

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I am looking forward to the compare reviews......!!!!   ....   and price wise:   the AccMin rebox of the F3F is offered for just € 18.- in MLE (MainLandEurope). ..... 

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On 1/7/2022 at 12:21 AM, IT_Man said:

Intrigued by the provenance of the CH-53D. Plenty of Gs about, but not much in the way of a D (Fujimi, Bilek, Airfix according to Scalemates).

 

Unless its based on the Revell G version?

That caught my eye too!

 

Very intrigued of NZ

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On 1/6/2022 at 6:53 PM, Thomas V. said:

Italeri ( Rafale+53) and Eduard( Zero, Wildcat) re-boxings + A-10 as totally new tooled-great news due to fair pricing policies Academy sticks to, unlike Tamiya and GWH.

 

It was just told, that those are not Eduard kits.

 

 

11 hours ago, k5054nz said:

That caught my eye too!

 

Very intrigued of NZ

 

 

Imo thats a shame.
Its a 30 years old tool.

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Regarding Zero and Wildcat retail list for 2022 " new tooled-cooperation", cooperation with whom aside from Eduard?..., if that is not the case than what are the odds of two mainsteam companies releasing the same two subjects in the same year?...Academy sends before Nürnberg detailed info on quaterly releases-we'll know for sure in 2 weeks time.

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On 1/6/2022 at 9:59 AM, Homebee said:

1/48 - ref. 12334 - North American PB1-1J Mitchell - USMC

Has anybody any thoughts on this release? Presumably the Accurate Miniature kit and originally announced for 2020. Just a shame the the S.Signal canopies aren't around anymore.

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4 hours ago, Thomas V. said:

Regarding Zero and Wildcat retail list for 2022 " new tooled-cooperation", cooperation with whom aside from Eduard?..., if that is not the case than what are the odds of two mainsteam companies releasing the same two subjects in the same year?...Academy sends before Nürnberg detailed info on quaterly releases-we'll know for sure in 2 weeks time.


Where are you getting 'cooperation' from.

The catalog image posted above says 'new tool' only.

And the odds are pretty good that two companies lacking the primary fighters at Midway in their catalog would release new tools for a major Midway anniversary (this year is the 80th anniversary of that battle)

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On 06/01/2022 at 10:46, Seamus said:

The Rafale has caught by attention.... I don't believe Academy had kitted this before, so are we looking at a new tool or Italeri/Hobby Boss rebox? 

 

Dixit Gustav Jung (from Wolfpack Design) 1/72nd scale is a typo, It'll be a rebox from the well known Revell 1/48th Dassault Rafale C kit.

Sound logical regarding the product reference number and the kit announced price.

 

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My sincerest apologies, did ask and now received the  following, both toolings-Zero and Wildcat totally new toolings, unrelated to any other manufacturer, first new Academy 1/48 toolings in a while.

CH-53 not Italeri but Fujimi.

 

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