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

Post by supersonicfifi » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:24 pm

i really hope this annoucement will not be :

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

Post by dragon53 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:31 pm

That's new competition for FOV's 1/16 Tiger I repaint. It's going to be interesting to see the price compared to FOV's.
I assume Merit's tanks are plastic.

As for the 1/18 airplane, I think it's going to be real popular in the movies. :mrgreen:

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

Post by normandy » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:54 am

Just noticed that Pegasus Hobbies has a booth (1738) at the iHobby show. :)
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by CW4USARMY » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:22 am

Found a lot of pics of the expo but none of the merit booth :-(. Looks like they had a real M5 Stuart at the show!

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

Post by VMF115 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:29 am

Come on Jim, this thread needs pics from the Merit booth!!!!!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by aferguson » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:42 am

it probably hasn't even been announced yet.

anyone know if the F118th has someone at the show?
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:57 am

aferguson wrote:it probably hasn't even been announced yet.

anyone know if the F118th has someone at the show?
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by flyboy_fx » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:59 am

No pics, we no buy it. LOL Post pics Jim or else you won't sell nothing. :lol: :twisted:
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by Grilledcheese » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:06 pm

Totally.

Pics or it never happened. 8)


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

Post by MG-42 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:42 pm

......... this is going to be very interesting never the less. "The Horror , The Horror".


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

Post by dragon53 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:53 pm

The new model is Merit's 1/18 Stealth fighter. :mrgreen:

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

Post by flyboy_fx » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:16 pm

With actually cloaking technologies! "I can't believe it's not there!"
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by B17Fortress » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:25 pm

Its cloaking technology allows you to bring it in the house without the wife saying "another one?"
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by flyboy_fx » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:26 pm

LOL We need cloaking blankets for transporting them! They just don't understand, one really is not enough. :lol:
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by Grilledcheese » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:14 am

Soooooooooo......

...anything?

Anyone?

Bueller?


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

Post by Yoxford » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:24 am

Crickets...
can not find any new Merit info anywhere.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by dragon53 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:06 am

I wondered if Merit was now distributing FOV which might account for the new 1/16 Tiger I....but there's no info on Merit connected to FOV, so it appears there might be two competing 1/16 Tiger Is soon.
Assuming Merit's 1/16 tanks are plastic, the price difference compared to FOV's diecast 1/16 tanks will be interesting.

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

Post by Light.Inf.Scout » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:09 am

In the 1/32 scale forums one other member was saying he went to the Chicago Show and saw nothing new...
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by ram04 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:12 am

Well, the shows over, you would think that Jim@Merit would let us in on the new plane and 1/16 armor surprises now :?

I would have him rather not post, than to let us all wonder about nothing as it seems :roll:

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

Post by aferguson » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:16 am

i'm sure we'll find out eventually. :)

the member in the 32nd forum went on saturday and saw nothing new. The new 1/18 plane was probably shown sunday.

I'm surprised that somebody, on either here or the F118th hasn't found out what it is at least.

any of toy sites coverd the Chicago show?
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by Jnewboy » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:20 am

***** Jim was torn apart and eaten by angry 1/18 fans at the show upon them learning that there was no new plane ***** :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:

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

Post by Dauntless » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:30 am

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

Post by ram04 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:31 am

Thats a good one :lol:, who knows maybe he'll come through yet with some pictures, I just don't understand why pump something up then do nothing :roll:

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

Post by Ta-152 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:35 am

aferguson wrote:
I'm surprised that somebody, on either here or the F118th hasn't found out what it is at least.

All we on the 18th have found so far is a couple of shots of the 1:16 Tiger I. Looks like a static display model, the placard said it was serving in the Kurland. Due in December.

There were some shots at Peagus' booth, but no sign of a Komet.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by aferguson » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:43 am

i just checked youtube. A couple of clips of the show. Mostly trains and r/c cars shown. One quick glimpse of the Pegasus booth; bell x-1 and v-1 only. I would specualte it's not a komet yet. So that leaves either the J-11 or something totally new (or the black hawk redo :) ).

The videos may have been done before the new plane was shown however.
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