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**NEWS** 1/35 AH-1Z Viper coming from Academy
HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:49 AM UTC


Academy has finally shown sprue shots of their 1/35 AH-1Z Viper that was announced in their '18 catalog. It looks really nice too. Lots of slide molding and some very nice PE. It is due out in Feb '19.

Check it out here.
warmonger
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:13 PM UTC
That does look sweet. I haven't bought a kit in a long while. I might get this one.
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:17 PM UTC
Very nice! The USMC AH-1Z is the epitome of the AH-1 line so far. The ability to launch Hellfires, TOWs, Sidewinders, and Brimstone missiles makes it very attractive.
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:57 PM UTC
that is some serious sexy helicopterness going on there!

thanks for the info, I will need to bag one of those when they hit the shelves
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 - 01:20 AM UTC
Here is a build of it as well. It looks pretty nice.

Build Article
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:32 PM UTC
there is a brief review of this kit on youtube as well now so it looks like it wont be long until it's available to buy for the general public.

academy ah-1z viper
HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 03:06 PM UTC
Theses are showing up on eBay now.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 01:04 PM UTC
I just received mine. It looks awesome.
FloydWerner
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 01:35 PM UTC
Don't forget that Werner's Wings has new decals for this kit.
Floyd