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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by MG-42 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:56 pm

tmanthegreat wrote:
[email protected] wrote:Merit and JSI will not be making a Me-163 Komet,.... because there is no need for another one :wink:
Interesting comment... Speculation starts about what Jim knows that the rest of us don't

Hope you're not refering to the Skyworks one :wink:
>>> JSI never made one either.

........... Merit & JSI ??? ... i never knew about such affiliation or am I just missing something ?

...... please help to fill me in here.

So the speculation is I guess ,.. an Me 163 "Komet" then , hmm. :?


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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Yoxford » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:29 pm

Interesting....Jim, any updates on a Merit pilot and crew figure for the Dauntless ?
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by aferguson » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:37 pm

"Merit and JSI will not be making a Me-163 Komet,.... because there is no need for another one "

Holy Cow, Holy Cow. Not only does this mean a Komet is coming out, it means it's coming out real soon, otherwise Jim probably wouldn't have spillt the beans as he did.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by snake » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:49 pm

[email protected] wrote:
normandy wrote:Jim, thanks for keeping us up to date on things.
I have a :?: , a little off subject......but would Merit ever consider making an Me-163 Komet in 1:18? :)
Merit and JSI will not be making a Me-163 Komet,.... because there is no need for another one :wink:

VERY interesting.

Sounds like Merit is doing an Me 163 Komet. 8)

A smart choice, in my opinion. Small, WWII jet, and German. Been a consistent favourite to be done on this forum.

If it happens, hats off to Merit. :D

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by aferguson » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:01 pm

i don't think it's Merit. But i think Merit is distributing it, which is why Jim knows of it. It's certainly Pegasus.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Birddog » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:19 am

Jolly Roger wrote:
[email protected] wrote:
As suggested by great mentors such as Rob at Bad Cat, they all pointed out that the sales for "Battle of Midway" version vs "Battle of Coral Sea" should be 2 to 1,... so we have produced 2,000 units for "Battle of Midway" version and hope for the best.
However, the overseas buyers are ordering much more qty. this time around.
Good to hear Jim!

Now lets get that A-10 out! :mrgreen:
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by normandy » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:34 pm

Jim, Thank You for your quick response.........I think. :D :wink:
I wouldn't think He is referring to skyjerk's 163, after all how many of those were made? :roll:
So I guess we'll have to stay tuned.

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I'll take two.......they're small................. :D

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Black Lion VF-213 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:39 pm

A 163? I'll pass. The Germans made some great looking aircraft during the war, but that thing is ugly. Looks like a flying almond. I don't see that thing having enough appeal to warrant making it. Dauntless? No brainer. Wildcat? Same. A new tooled Spitfire or FW190A - DUH

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by aferguson » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:06 pm

i'll take 3
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by MG-42 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:11 pm

Black Lion VF-213 wrote:A 163? I'll pass.

The Germans made some great looking aircraft during the war, but that thing is ugly.

Looks like a flying almond.

I don't see that thing having enough appeal to warrant making it.
>>> I'd say i'd almost have to agree w/ you there. Looks like a flying wingnut ... It is something different though , in the air of 1:18 that is & it's German , so in that respect , it'd be a welcome addition only if it accompanied a Kettenkrad to go w/ it perhaps like when 21st. or Algo proposed to do at one time , as a set.


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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by aferguson » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:53 pm

maybe it will...but if it's by Pegasus i doubt it. Grunt has a kettenkrad.

I think this is cool beans. It's not the looks, it's the history, technology and desperation of the times, that make this such an interesting little plane. It's a Luft '46 plane that actually happened.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfEErfeZcLw
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by normandy » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:00 pm

MG-42 wrote: it'd be a welcome addition only if it accompanied a Kettenkrad to go w/ it perhaps like when 21st. or Algo proposed to do at one time , as a set.- MG :p51:


How about this......Image

I'd be happy just with the 163.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by MG-42 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:28 pm

........ I never said it was an ugly AC though but I'm w/ you guys on not just the looks
but the history , technology and desperation of the war.


* I doubt anybody'd make that Normandy , looks too complicated. :lol:


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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Ara » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:57 pm

I have mixed feelings on the 163 as a 1/18 model. Coincidentally, I'm reading Top Secret Bird, which is a good first-person account of the 163's training program and combat deployment. Honestly, the 1/18 paint scheme will be the deciding factor for me.

It would sit well with the 262B night fighter.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by mikeg » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:29 pm

why does it have a spare steering wheel?

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Threetoughtrucks » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:41 pm

My guess would be dual steering. One for normal towing going forward, the front steering wheel so that the driver can walk in front of the vehicle steering the vehicle going backwards.

Similar to the VN era US Army "Mule". The steering wheel can flip over so the driver can walk or crawl in front of the vehicle while under fire going forwards or backward.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:14 am

normandy wrote:
MG-42 wrote: it'd be a welcome addition only if it accompanied a Kettenkrad to go w/ it perhaps like when 21st. or Algo proposed to do at one time , as a set.- MG :p51:


How about this......Image

I'd be happy just with the 163.

I have drawings of this tug and they are of a simpler version. :D

So will a mass produced 163 be in our future ?

I have been beating that drum for a long time. :roll:
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by aferguson » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:19 am

i'll bet it's released by end of October....maybe even Sept.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Yoxford » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:17 pm

well now, back to the Dauntless...from BadCat "Merit's second SBD Dauntless has arrived in port and will get here during the middle of next week."

Great time management Merit! keep up the great work!
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by pcoughran » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:21 am

I just ordered the Midway version from Diecastaircraftcollectors and used their members discount coupon to get 10% off, so total was right @ $158 and shipping was free. It didn't cost anything to use the coupon.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by 456THBG » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:05 pm

Just picked up my Midway Dauntless at Aikens...They just arrived today...I was there to pick up my new BBI F18, and up rolls the UPS truck with the Dauntless'.
Two, new, 1/18th scale aircraft in one day! Never thought that would happen again.
Thanks, Sally & Dave!

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Beeavision » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:26 pm

Do they still give out free candy on every purchase. lol

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by MG-42 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:29 pm

......... nah , that's 3000 toys.



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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by snake » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:18 pm

Actually, it is Aikens. :wink:

That is quite the day, 456THBG.

TWO new 1/18 models in one day. And both good ones. 8)

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by tmanthegreat » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:44 am

That's awesome! Glad to know the Dauntlesses are already out and getting around!

I'm waiting for my preorder to come in, but it will come soon enough. I already have the Coral Sea version and currently have no place to put the new Dauntless (until I'm moved into my new house). Still, great that its out right on time!
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