New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:26 am

That stinks, but at least gives time to save money :wink:
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Mitch » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:17 pm

and my forecast....In June, the mfg. will announce a delay until December! (2014)

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by aferguson » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:35 pm

c'est la 1/18 scale vie. Delays are par for the course.

my guess is the Midway Dauntless won't be out til year's end....the Coral Sea one will be out this summer.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by 456THBG » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:31 am

aferguson wrote:c'est la 1/18 scale vie. Delays are par for the course.

my guess is the Midway Dauntless won't be out til year's end....the Coral Sea one will be out this summer.
Agree with your timetable, 100%...I just hope they can stick to that schedule!
I've got one of each on order w/Aikens, so we'll see.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Black_Dragon_One » Fri May 18, 2012 9:19 pm

saw this baby in person today... i was on vc so i drop by there... pic does not do it justice.. i was not able to take pic or hold it but i was able take a look at it .. paint job out of this world better then the hell cat....

this will be a great bird the people there were nice but hush about when and were when these will be ship... the box art is simple but the bird is out standing... will have to put money down for one myself. can not wait...

there little light glass insert to show wing light in the wing to scale sweet.. this is by the way a model to and not a toy .. it is on the same toughness as the hellcat or course .......... thus that is why the paint job is out standing.. with oil streak, little effect of paint chip - enough to give it a really nice weather look... if i did not know it was 1 18 i though it was a 1/32 model that some one just finish it is that good... there other part of the plane i want to mention but i have to ask Merit if it ok. Other wise...time to save.. and get a really nice display stand...if you look at the cowling there is a little scoop at the bottom.. look into the scoop you can even see the filter ... sweet .. i love those little detail... when a model teaches you something every time you hold it.. it is spacial...
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by tmanthegreat » Sat May 19, 2012 8:41 pm

So where did you see the Dauntless?
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Beeavision » Sun May 20, 2012 6:59 am

Since it seems he lives in California I'm guess he probably stopped by Legend's Toys & Hobbies where Merit also resides. I wonder if what he saw was a production model or the actual prototype (paint master). Either way I can't wait to see this model replica in person myself. Hopefully they get these shipped out by June. :D

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Black_Dragon_One » Sun May 20, 2012 9:06 am

Beeavision wrote:Since it seems he lives in California I'm guess he probably stopped by Legend's Toys & Hobbies where Merit also resides. I wonder if what he saw was a production model or the actual prototype (paint master). Either way I can't wait to see this model replica in person myself. Hopefully they get these shipped out by June. :D
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by CW4USARMY » Sun May 20, 2012 6:33 pm

Thanks for the report BD-One! Good to hear that its still coming! :-)

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by vmf214 » Sat May 26, 2012 11:11 am

Man, I'm kinda tired of chasing this carrot formally known as the 1/18 SBD.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Buckyroo » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:05 am

BADCAT just sent an email indicating the preorders are to arrive near the 15th of June and sent out quickly there after. Finally something exciting coming to our 1/18 scale world this year.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Dauntless » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:45 am

They said:


Hello Everyone!

Many of your have been waiting eagerly but patiently for the 1:18 Corral Sea SBD Dauntless to arrive. This piece, which was originally designed as a built-up, glue together model was instead offered as a Prebuilt. This has given the piece extra details that collectors are going to love but all the extra pieces have given the factory workers fits. All the extra parts has led to much longer production times. The best news is that production has concluded and the soldout Preorder is due to arrive on about the 15th of June. We will be charging and prepping ship tags a couple of days advance and we'll send our own truck to pickup these much-coveted which means super-fast turn-around.


I hope this doesn't mean we're going to see a lot of glue smears, and mistakes in the assemble process. Crossing my fingers. This is probably the reason for the increase in price for the Midway version.
Least we get a date now and I can make sure the money is there for the charge.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by aferguson » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:54 am

i just pre-ordered the Midway Dauntless. First pre-order i've ever done in my life. :)


edit: i lied, i forgot that i preordered the Admiral dauntless many years ago. I guess this is the first preorder i've ever done in modern memory then..
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by [email protected] » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:12 am

Dear All
The wait is over. We are pleased to announce that our SBD-3, “Battle of Coral Sea” has landed. Please check in with your favorite dealer next week to get yours. Please note we are already sold out at our end and we anticipate a quick sell out for this item. As always, we appreciate your patients and support.
Jim at Merit

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by normandy » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:40 am

Wow, Great News!!!!! Thanks for the update Jim!!

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Dauntless » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:26 pm

Got a FedEx tracking number from Badcat today. I guess that means it's shipped?
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Barbarian333 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:55 pm

Me Too

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Coreyeagle48 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:24 pm

Greetings

I got my Fedex shipping number as well.

Being the Dauntless lover I am I am going to be doing a detailed review with pictures when I get this piece. Hoping for the best with this!

If it measures up to expectations I will def get a Midway Dauntless

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by rohirrimknight » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:21 am

Wow. very fast for US buyers. I also buy from badcattoys and waiting their contact too.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by tmanthegreat » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:51 am

Just saw that I got my FEDEX order numbers as well. Since BadCat is not very far from where I live, I may be the first to get one of these :wink:

This will have been a great week for 1:18 aircraft - Pickelhaube's Horten 229 and then the Merit Dauntless 8)
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:18 am

I want to see pictures ASAP and I don't even collect 1/18.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Grognard » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:49 am

Got my tracking number from Badcats. When I ran it in FedEx it said that it was not there. Badcats order tracker said it will ship in 2-3 days. I was hoping to have it by the weekend.

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Ara » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:13 am

FedEx is telling me I'll get it Monday 6/18.
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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by jlspec » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:21 am

Did anyone get their shipping notice from on-line dealers other than Badcats?

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Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Post by Barbarian333 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:24 pm

My Fed Ex # says not found as well.

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