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by big_mike
Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Most Wanted, Most Regretted and the One that Got Away
Replies: 17
Views: 2917

Re: Most Wanted, Most Regretted and the One that Got Away

I missed out entirely on the old school days where you could walk in to WalMart or TRU and buy stuff at retail because of college and then illness. I think not being able to participate in those days, which must have been wondrous, is my greatest regret. My most wanted is the 2 seater Nightfighter M...
by big_mike
Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 WWII Vehicle builder
Replies: 10
Views: 1873

Re: 1/18 WWII Vehicle builder

Welcome to the forum. Myself and some of the others are familiar with your work from ebay listings. I've been tempted to buy a couple of your pieces before but just haven't had the cash at the time. Hopefully some time soon I'll be able to at least commission a 222 from you. Nonetheless once again w...
by big_mike
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Is Merit crazy?
Replies: 33
Views: 5364

Re: Is Merit crazy?

Amen. Couldn't have said it better myself.
by big_mike
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Salvage Yard
Replies: 186
Views: 93655

Re: Salvage Yard

I could use the starboard/right wing assembly for an avenger. When I bought mine the wing hinge broke in shipping.

oh btw pm sent
by big_mike
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit Announcment
Replies: 388
Views: 64998

Re: merit Announcment

I'm feeling similarly worried. Altho the new 109 is nice I'm not interested. It's announcement made me more concerned than anything else.
by big_mike
Sat May 18, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Time For Auction II ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

Re: Time For Auction II ?

Perhaps specify within the form types of payment accepted.
by big_mike
Fri May 03, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit Announcment
Replies: 388
Views: 64998

Re: merit Announcment

Thanks for the proper confirmation Jim. All to often with this hobby my skepticism and repeated disappointment gets the better of me. I'm down for one of each and remaining optimistic about things to come.
by big_mike
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit Announcment
Replies: 388
Views: 64998

Re: merit Announcment

Thanks for clarifying JR. I am rarely happy to be proven wrong but in this case I'll make an exception.
by big_mike
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit Announcment
Replies: 388
Views: 64998

Re: merit Announcment

Now I may be mistaken but I have a limited marketing education and the example given in class was a concept car. The concept car is most times a work of fantasy but often used to create/test public interest in certain designs/themes. The specific reason it concerns me so much is that this usually en...
by big_mike
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit Announcment
Replies: 388
Views: 64998

Re: merit Announcment

I couldn't find that comment on FB Bee so I hope your mistaken. But if you are correct I think this might be the straw which broke the camel's back. I don't know when it became a good idea for a business to taunt it's customers. There is some odd aspect of masochism associated with collecting 1/18 w...
by big_mike
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit Announcment
Replies: 388
Views: 64998

Re: merit Announcment

I'm a little disappointed that this jet isn't going to be the J-11 or F-15. I really loved those protos and have held out hope to see them come to market one day. If Merit is indeed bringing a Harrier to market I'll probably buy one. The Harrier isn't one of my favorites but it is technologically si...
by big_mike
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit Announcment
Replies: 388
Views: 64998

Re: merit Announcment

Just went thru the whole range of emotions reading the last 2 days worth of entries. I went from huge disappointment to frustration and back to cautious optimism.
by big_mike
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Indiana Jones German Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 2206

Re: Indiana Jones German Truck

That thing is really interesting, don't think I've ever seen one of those before. Very curious how your custom will turn out.
by big_mike
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: What shall Become of all those F-14 Phoenix Missles?
Replies: 21
Views: 1811

Re: What shall Become of all those F-14 Phoenix Missles?

The Tomcat is without question my favorite aircraft. I grew up with GI Joe ARAH and the Skystriker was my favorite toy by far, I think I owned 3 of them. When I learned about the real plane on which the toy was based I was bitten by the aviation bug. Much of my recreational reading middle school wer...
by big_mike
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: What shall Become of all those F-14 Phoenix Missles?
Replies: 21
Views: 1811

Re: What shall Become of all those F-14 Phoenix Missles?

All F-14s, save those in the museums, have been or are scheduled to be shredded. There will not be a mothballing of F-14s or any in storage to prevent parts from falling into Iranian hands. It's a crime in my eyes since the Tomcat is my favorite plane bar none.
by big_mike
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Merit at 2013 New York Toy Fair
Replies: 56
Views: 6647

Re: Merit at 2013 New York Toy Fair

I'm really curious about the aircraft carrier, I missed out on the 1/350 Hornets but that might end up being a good thing. The 21st century repaints don't interest me all that much, at least not until I see proper pics and the real discussion starts. That other piece of artillery is cool but we'll s...
by big_mike
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: PTE Type 92 IFV custom
Replies: 6
Views: 2054

Re: PTE Type 92 IFV custom

Very nice work Marsh. I picked one of these up at a flea market for $2 a couple months ago. Now I'm sorta inspired to take it apart and tweak it a bit.
by big_mike
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: F-14?
Replies: 59
Views: 6342

Re: F-14?

Can't second that enough Loader. I'd love to see a D as well and would definitely be a buyer. I've got both of the S1 and S2 'Cats so it's hard for me to get excited about a new paint job. That being said if this Sundowner becomes a reality I will probably break down and buy it too.
by big_mike
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 Elite Force BBI F-4J "Black Knights" Photo Review
Replies: 14
Views: 3752

Re: 1/32 Elite Force BBI F-4J "Black Knights" Photo Review

Great review and photos Corey. All your points were spot on and your attention to detail is enviable. Since I don't own an S1 version of this plane it was interesting to read about and see the differences. I agree with USCGMK2's statement about the back wings. I was terrified I was going to snap off...
by big_mike
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: December BBI F4 release
Replies: 21
Views: 2737

Re: December BBI F4 release

Got mine yesterday. I don't have the S1 version so I can't compare it to its predecessor. That being said I am very impressed and pleased with my purchase. I think its one of the nicer models in my collection and one I've wanted to add for some time now.
by big_mike
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: December BBI F4 release
Replies: 21
Views: 2737

Re: December BBI F4 release

Not yet mine apparently just shipped out today.
by big_mike
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18th Scale A-10 Advanced Planning Stage Input Needed ! !
Replies: 155
Views: 33433

Re: What Might Have Been Or What Could Be....

Pickel: For your counting of interested parties -1 yes. My apologies I had voted yes in the poll based on my desire for an A-10. But I have come to my sense and I have to retract my vote. I know I lack the ability to put one of these kits together, much less prep and paint it. I really hope this pro...
by big_mike
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Is there any demand for spare 1/18th parts?
Replies: 13
Views: 2328

Re: Is there any demand for spare 1/18th parts?

I really need the hard point for a Jolly Rogers F-18 and a set of bombs. And there is probly a short list of other things if I really think about it.
by big_mike
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18th Scale A-10 Advanced Planning Stage Input Needed ! !
Replies: 155
Views: 33433

Re: What Might Have Been If Only ....

Those drawing are at the same time one of the coolest and most depressing things ever.