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Re: Academy
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2007, 05:24:52 pm »
I was thinking of doing up a 262 in Reggia Aeronotica "Smoke Ring" cammo this sounds like the kit to use :thumbsup:
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Re: Academy
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2007, 02:38:26 am »
Are there any models of this aircraft, apart from the Academy 1:360 kit? Preferably in 1:144 scale...

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Re: Academy
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2007, 03:02:41 am »
VEB.Plasticart did a really neat (and big model) in 1/100 scale, Nitto did one in 1/144 (advertised as 1/132! scale probably due to confusion over dimensions of the actual aircraft at the time of the models release) both look really good sitting alongside Concorde models to the same scale!

there are a few other kits im aware of the Academy one and there was another to a similar small scale possibly by MCCNE.? and contempory with the actual aircraft!

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Re: Academy
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2007, 04:34:18 am »
Thanks. I see those kits are long OOP and generally unavailable, even on eBay. Oh well, I wasn't going to build it in the short term anyway...

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Re: Academy
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2007, 05:03:31 am »
The wing is completely different, and as it's curved down it'd be hard to scratchbuild.

Hm, I did some more digging and found that brazmodels is working on a new 1:144 kit!
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Re: Academy
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2008, 12:11:21 pm »
Just read this over on Britmodeller. Posted by Bill Clark, well known builder of British post-war stuff and owner of his own model shop. Bill isn't given to hyperbole and exageration so I'm fairly certain he's on the level. Will be interesting to see what comes-out at the Nuremburg and London Toy Fairs in the next few weeks, eh ?

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Re: Academy
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2008, 12:35:11 pm »
That sounds good.

It'll compete with the new Trumpeter ones at, say around £14??
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Re: Academy
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2008, 12:25:20 am »
MPM, Trumpeter, Academy - oh the arguments the rivet counters will have over which is best! I can't wait!  :lol:

Seriously, great news.
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Re: Academy
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2008, 01:40:57 am »
MPM, Trumpeter, Academy - oh the arguments the rivet counters will have over which is best! I can't wait!  :lol:


I wonder who will be the first to convert it into the "Swift" "WE" are supposed to have always wanted. :wacko:
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Re: Academy
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2008, 04:01:45 am »
Just one note of caution, the Academy catalogue is shown on Hannants future releases but says 2008/2009 on its cover, so possibility we wont see it this year.

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Re: Academy
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2008, 08:47:36 am »
Trumpeter certainly have a habit of putting "kits" in their catalogue to test the water. In the past here have been kits that have not appeared. Just a cautionary note.
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Re: Academy
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2008, 11:21:26 pm »
Thats right folks!  The nice folks at Academy have just announced that they will be producing a 1/72nd scale M35 2.5 ton truck.  I wish they would also consider this as a 1/48th scale kit but for those of you that have a modern cargo aircraft model that needs to have the emptiness filled up with something this model will get you closer to that goal. 



Link to the announcement at Cybermodeler: http://www.cybermodeler.com/news/news080226a.shtml

Of course the MSRP that MRC (Thieving Bastards) has suggested for this kit will make you think twice or three times before actually purchasing it.  Best bet is to wait and see who else will offer it for less. 
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Re: Academy
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2008, 11:22:47 am »
I thought this was already out?  Or at least announced a while ago?  :unsure:

And don't Tamiya have a 1/48 one?  :unsure:
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Re: Academy
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2008, 11:29:24 am »
I thought this was already out?  Or at least announced a while ago?  :unsure:

And don't Tamiya have a 1/48 one?  :unsure:

Tamiya's kit is of the WWII type, the M-35 is a later series.

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Re: Academy
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2008, 05:00:26 pm »
I thought this was already out?  Or at least announced a while ago? And don't Tamiya have a 1/48 one?
The JED Site has a nice page on this truck at this link: http://www.jedsite.info/transport-golf/golf/g742_series/g742-series.html.  Be aware that there are numerous links on that page to the different models of this vehicle. 

David Doyle provides the following information on the main page for the G-742 Series 2.5T 6X6 Vehicles:
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This 6x6 truck series was developed in response to Joint Army Navy Specification JAN-T-712, dated 17 December 1948. Reo completed preliminary work on this series truck by April 1949, and the requirements were finalized in May of the same year. Pre-production pilot models were quickly tested, and by 1950 production of these vehicles, then considered "interim" was in full swing. By the time production ceased in the mid-1980's, the Reo design had been produced under no less than 10 companies, including Reo Motors, Studebaker, Studebaker-Packard, Curtiss-Wright, Kaiser-Jeep and AM General. The truck's style has become so familiar it is considered synonymous for 'US 6x6 military truck'. Ranging from the M35 cargo variant to variants as exotic as nuclear missile launcher, this chassis mounted dozens of different bodies for specialist use.

These vehicles were originally powered by the Reo designed OA-331 inline six cylinder 331 cubic inch gasoline engine. Later models (M35A1 was the cargo form), were powered by a straight six LDS-427-2 Multifuel engine, with 427 cubic inch displacement. These engines are able to burn diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, or gasoline, or any combination of these, without adjustment or modification. The LDS-427-2 was replaced with the LD-465 series of Multifuel engines in the M35A2 series, which are slightly larger (478 cubic inches) and more reliable. These evolved into the LDT-465 series, which are turbosupercharged. All the Multifuel engines are compression ignition engines. A modernization program implemented in the 90's will insure that these trucks will serve well into the new century, now being powered with Caterpillar diesel engines.

All of these trucks can run through water 30 inches deep without modification, and a quickly installed accessory kit will allow the truck to run completely submerged.

Cool....I'd be in for a few of them. Providing they don't cost too terribly much ! I'd bet there's about a million ways to make one, eh ?  Now, if we could only see the deuce that's one generation earlier!


With an MSRP of $19.00USD, from MRC I can only hope that another source will be able to offer the kit for substantially less than that. 
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