Tagged: Academy Model Kits

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Built Academy RQ-7B UAV

A few weeks ago we presented a quick view of the sprues here. I have been working this model kit in between breaks from other builds. It is a simple kit and it was basically finished in a few hours. The kit a very nice representation of the RQ-7B UAV....

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Academy 1/72 Apache AH-64A

The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. Originally, the Apache started life as the Model 77 developed by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army’s Advanced Attack Helicopter program to replace the AH-1...

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New Academy 1:48 F-4B Phantom

Yes, you are reading right. There’s a new treat to us from Academy Models in the shape of an all new tooled F-4B Phantom. One thing you can notice on the pictures below is the ”one piece” fuselage.  Judging by the tooling pictures, this is a similar approach to Tamiya’s...

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1/35 Academy Merkava IV LIC Tank Review

Development of the Merkava Mk 4 commenced in the early 1990s and its existence was first revealed in 2002. First production Merkava Mk 4 MBTs have been delivered to the Israel Defence Force (IDF) and the first battalion was fully operational in 2004. The Merkava Mk 4 will start to...

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Academy 1/72 Dragon Wagon Model Kit

In 1942 a new 40 ton semi-trailer tank transporter was required. This was to offer better off-road performance than the M9 24-small-wheel trailer, and greater capacity than the 30 ton 8-large-wheel Shelvoke and Drewry semi-trailers, then in use with the Diamond T tractor unit. This new trailer was designed by...

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New Alclad 2 Klear Kotes

And Alcad2 does it again! I came across the new line of clear coats from Alclad2 at my local hobby shop, and I was immediately curios. Back in March 2011, the folks at Alclad 2 announced the introduction of 6 new finishes to their product catalog: ALC 311 Klear Kote...

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Academy 1/48 Mig 21-PF

Here we add the 1/48 Academy MIG 21PF to our finished models section. A simple and affordable, yet a fair representation of this Soviet era aircraft. History: The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-21; NATO reporting name “Fishbed“) is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design...