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New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Jim@Merit » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:55 pm

For those who lives in the Chicago area, Merit will be at the iHobby Show at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL on this Saturday and Sunday (Oct 22 and Oct 23).

http://www.ihobbyexpo.com/PublicInfo.htm

Be at the show and be the first to learn of the surprise announcement of a all NEW tooling 1/18 air plane by Merit !! :shock:

We will also be showing our 1/16 T34/85 and a 1/16 Tiger I pre-built models along with some other neat stuff in smaller scale.

Please check us out at booth 2620. Sorry for the short notice and we hope to see you there.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by snake » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:18 am

This sounds very intriguing!

Not sure what to think, or hope for.

At this stage, any 1/18 release is welcome. But a "new plane" hopefully means something other than a repaint of a previous release.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by gburch » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:37 am

If I had to bet, I'd say it was the S27/J11.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by normandy » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:07 am

How about the Me - 163 Komet. That would be cool. :D

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by aferguson » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:23 am

could the the Pegasus Komet. I believe Merit carries Pegasus.

prebuilt t-34 and tiger? Are these static versions of Trumpeter kits?
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Post by normandy » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:46 am

aferguson wrote:could the the Pegasus Komet. I believe Merit carries Pegasus.

prebuilt t-34 and tiger? Are these static versions of Trumpeter kits?


I didn't know that about Merit and Pegasus. :shock: I was just wishing for a Komet. :wink:

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:00 am

aferguson wrote:could the the Pegasus Komet. I believe Merit carries Pegasus.

prebuilt t-34 and tiger? Are these static versions of Trumpeter kits?

I think you are right.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by aferguson » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:13 am

i hope it's not the retooled blackhawk he's talking about; merit also handles bbi...lol.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by flyboy_fx » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:17 am

I might have a buddy going to IHobby, maybe he can snap a pic for us.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by ram04 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:22 am

After the show opens this morning, maybe Jim@Merit would be nice enough to fill us in with a few pictures :D

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Post by flyboy_fx » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:33 am

Yea, my buddy ain't going this year. :(
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:40 am

Hey Jumbo,

If nobody makes it would you be so kind as to post some pics of this new aircraft ?

Please ?

Thank you in advance :D
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by aferguson » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:58 am

i've never seen you so excited about a new airplane, pH.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:15 am

aferguson wrote:i've never seen you so excited about a new airplane, pH.

You know what? I have always been more interested in WW2 planes. I have never rally been interested in armor until the last few years.

Now I am shifting into liking armor a tad more.

I have also never been a Sherman fan. 2 years ago I could not tell the difference in a M-4 Sherman and a M4A1 Sherman. Now I make them.

But I do know one thing making aircraft is about 3 times harder than making a tank.

Taking 2 1/2 months to make one prototype compared to 3 weeks is night and day.

Depending on how well my aircraft project takes off will depend it another one gets made.

Sorry about getting off of topic.

Come on Me-163 .

Jim be a hero , please give us those pics when you can.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by VMF115 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:05 am

Where are the pictures< WE need to see those pic's..NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock:

I think its the J-11 or the F-15.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by aferguson » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:15 am

maybe it's a new F4U corsair that somebody's coming out with. :D
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by VMF115 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:21 am

aferguson wrote:maybe it's a new F4U corsair that somebody's coming out with. :D
Or maybe its a new P-51D.. :mrgreen:
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by Dauntless » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:00 am

If it's a new tooling, wouldn't it be a Russian jet we've already seen pics for?

Thinking about it, an American jet or plane would be a better and more marketable choice, since that's who they sell to mostly.

If it's modern it should be an A-10, if it's WWII it should be a P-51B/C to take advantage of the Redtails buzz, whilst someone else like BBI or Allgo re-issues the P-51D.

What meesa talking about, nobody listens to an armchair amateur marketing consultant. :roll:

Maybe they'll surprise us with a curve ball. Though if it's a Pegasus release then the ME-163 would be good.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by normandy » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:22 am

When do they usually make these announcements, first or second day of the event?

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by ram04 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:05 am

You can do a search on ihobby 2011 and get some results from other hobbys, like models, rc and trains, but nothing on what we want yet.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by aferguson » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:13 am

it'll probably be announced tomorrow afternoon. I wouldn't get too excited, it may not be anything great.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by supersonicfifi » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:42 am

! i really hope it's the SU 27 :

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1/18 mirage 2000 & RAFALE should i say more ?

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Post by AMERICAN_GRENADIER » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:01 pm

after years of nothing i decide not to go down this year :twisted:
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Post by AMERICAN_GRENADIER » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:20 pm

ram04 wrote:You can do a search on ihobby 2011 and get some results from other hobbys, like models, rc and trains, but nothing on what we want yet.
dealers would know on thursday
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by supersonicfifi » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:07 pm

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1/18 mirage 2000 & RAFALE should i say more ?

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