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

Post by Ta-152 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:52 am

Beeavision found these links. You can see the Tiger, as well as Trumpter's 1:16 Tiger II.

http://forums.fighting118th.com/showpos ... stcount=15
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by Grilledcheese » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:53 am

Oh, the hilarity! And we fall for it every time. :wink:

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

Post by VMF115 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:06 am

On another more interesting note, I just made 8 bacon grilled cheese Sammich! yummy!!!!
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by Yoxford » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:25 am

ok then...best news so far
VMF115's bacon grilled cheese Sammich
and the Tiger 1 looks good but it should have Zimmerit...
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by ram04 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:24 am

Duped again :shock:, well it is almost Halloween, seems we got the the tricks and someone else got the treats :roll: , or a Bacon Grilled Cheese :lol:

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

Post by normandy » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:26 pm

Hey, you guys here Pickelhaube is coming out with a 1:18th Horten Ho-229.......
all new never before seen in this scale! :shock:
Now thats something you can count on! :wink:

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

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

Post by Beeavision » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:00 pm

I believe Admiral Toys was planing on releasing a kit on this plane awhile back. I wonder if its the same company behind this one.

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

Post by toyktdlgh » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:05 pm

Umm, that wasn't on my radar!

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

Post by Yoxford » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:07 pm

Sweeeet! well that was worth the 48 hour wait...any ETA?
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by Beeavision » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:11 pm

Actually this is a SBD-3 Dauntless. The one Admiral was working on was a SBD-2. I wonder what the difference is.

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

Post by Yoxford » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:15 pm

SBD-3 began manufacture in early 1941. increased protection, self-sealing fuel tanks, and four machine guns; 584 built. flew at the Battle of Midway
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by Beeavision » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:19 pm

I wonder if its going to sell at $64.99 as it was originally advertised back in 07. LOL :mrgreen:

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

Post by jlspec » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:24 pm

Any word on when / where available and how much?

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

Post by aferguson » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:28 pm

Hey that's pretty cool. Is there an ETA for it being available? Who is making it?

And i think we still have the Komet to look forward to from Pegasus, but not until 2012.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced at iHobby Show in Chicago

Post by parrish333 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:40 pm

Wow - that's the first real 1/18 news in a long time (outside of ph's efforts of course : ) !!!

I think it's a great choice - I was just thinking the other day that the best selling choices left in 1/18 WWII aircraft would be either the Dauntless or the Wildcat (or maybe a Spitfire reboot). Admiral was totally on the right path to go for the Dauntless; too bad theirs never made it - or did it? It'll be interesting to find out the manufacturer and price point.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced -ALL HAS BEEN REVEALED!

Post by aferguson » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:45 pm

manufacturer: HPH

price: $699.99
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced -ALL HAS BEEN REVEALED!

Post by aferguson » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:46 pm

nah, just kidding.......i made that up. (touch wood)
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced -ALL HAS BEEN REVEALED!

Post by aferguson » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:47 pm

come to think of it.....wasn't Trumpeter planning on doing a KIT of a 1/18 Dauntless? Maybe they are doing it as a built up instead (like their Easy Model line)?
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced -ALL HAS BEEN REVEALED!

Post by CW4USARMY » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:16 pm

I was really thinking and hoping it would be an A-10 or F-15 but a dauntless is cool too, I'll take it! :D
I believe Merit has a good track record for delivering on the goods ( quality or not) so I'm hoping they really come through with this one!

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced -ALL HAS BEEN REVEALED!

Post by normandy » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:21 pm

:? I'll stick with Pickel's Ho-229.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced -ALL HAS BEEN REVEALED!

Post by CW4USARMY » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:27 pm

Merit website says arriving "around winter". I sure hope so. I hope these sell well and kick start 1:18 again!
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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced -ALL HAS BEEN REVEALED!

Post by Beeavision » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:30 pm

Due in the first quarter of 2012.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced -ALL HAS BEEN REVEALED!

Post by ram04 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:51 pm

Thats great news, maybe Jim@merit will come on and give us more details 8)

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Re: New Merit 1/18 plane announced -ALL HAS BEEN REVEALED!

Post by flyboy_fx » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:56 pm

SWEEEEEEEEEEET!
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