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Re: Academy
« Reply #180 on: February 02, 2017, 04:16:05 am »
Did a spot of necromancy on the old thread - perhaps Mod's could kill off this one? :unsure:
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Re: Academy
« Reply #181 on: February 02, 2017, 07:41:09 am »
[Backs away slowly while whistling a little tune...]

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Re: Academy
« Reply #182 on: February 03, 2017, 06:15:02 am »
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Re: Academy
« Reply #183 on: February 06, 2017, 02:48:08 am »
[Backs away slowly while whistling a little tune...]

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Re: Academy
« Reply #184 on: February 06, 2017, 04:28:46 pm »
Quite impressed with the 1/700 Dokodo LPH which is in the new MCP range. Its a snapfix but the detail is pretty good and will be interesting to see what they do with the Iowa class and Enterprise WWII carrier. However I would have liked to see them do some of the South Korean warships to go with the Dokodo, rather than going over standard WW2 fayre.
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Re: Academy
« Reply #185 on: October 01, 2017, 01:27:15 pm »
Interesting choice....



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Re: Academy
« Reply #186 on: October 01, 2017, 01:38:40 pm »
And for something that big it's not a bad price by today's standards.

Could it be a re-pop of the Monogram (?)  kit of the same pairing? If so it's pretty good, I did one for a USAF Captain some years back and really enjoyed the build.
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Re: Academy
« Reply #187 on: October 01, 2017, 01:46:43 pm »
I had one of those Drones in the scrap yard for years, must have been with one of the blackbirds I got as a kid. So, one day I thought I would put it to use, I put a tail wing from a starfighter on it, and armed it with 6 recessed AIM-120's, to be an air launched escort/interceptor drone.
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Re: Academy
« Reply #188 on: October 01, 2017, 01:51:00 pm »
And for something that big it's not a bad price by today's standards.

Could it be a re-pop of the Monogram (?)  kit of the same pairing? If so it's pretty good, I did one for a USAF Captain some years back and really enjoyed the build.

Nope, they have their own kit, originally released in the mid-80s, unlike the Monogram kit
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Re: Academy
« Reply #189 on: October 01, 2017, 02:26:42 pm »

Nope, they have their own kit, originally released in the mid-80s, unlike the Monogram kit
it has recessed panel lines.


Hmmm, worth thinking about then. I think I sanded and re-scribed the one I built, it took a while for sure.
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Re: Academy
« Reply #190 on: October 01, 2017, 02:33:45 pm »
Quite impressed with the 1/700 Dokodo LPH which is in the new MCP range. Its a snapfix but the detail is pretty good and will be interesting to see what they do with the Iowa class and Enterprise WWII carrier. However I would have liked to see them do some of the South Korean warships to go with the Dokodo, rather than going over standard WW2 fayre.

Begging for a ski-jump and some AV-8Bs or F-35Bs.

And the Tagboard drone is crying out for a cockpit, even a 1/48 version scalo-rama'd to look look like one of those big MiG's.
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Re: Academy
« Reply #191 on: October 02, 2017, 12:26:08 am »
Funnily enough Aoshima, latest JMSDF kit is of one of their Tankers which includes a ski-jump and aircraft to add onto their Ise class DDH  :thumbsup:

As for the Dokodo from what I recall its not really a great basis for a carrier, Like the Japanese Shimikita class they are more landing ships with the hanger doubling as the vehicle deck & well deck. Dedicated ships like the USN, Spanish and French ships have the hanger deck above the well deck to allow the ship to be used in both modes.
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Re: Academy
« Reply #192 on: December 21, 2018, 03:55:07 am »
Just ok a look through he 2019 Academy catalogue.  The biggest surprise for me was a new tooling of a 1/144 B-1B.  Probably a must buy... but makes me lose a bit of steam on my current build.

Here's a link with some pictures - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235047967-academy-catalog-2019/&tab=comments#comment-3218086
« Last Edit: December 21, 2018, 04:06:20 pm by strobez »
Thanks!

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